Nanotechnology: Risks and Rewards

Haas, Kevin M.
June 2009
Best's Review;Jun2009, Vol. 110 Issue 2, p92
Trade Publication
The article discusses the role of insurers in fostering business innovation of nanotechnology secured by risk management in the U.S. It states that nanomaterials present risks that must be carefully studied despite their great promise. According to the author, insurers will play an important role by helping in the development of risk management protocols and by partnering with nanotechnology pioneers to spread risk through creative insurance products.


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