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July 23, 2009

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Website to help develop safe nanotechnologies strategy

The Government is inviting industry and interested groups to contribute to the shaping of a UK strategy for nanotechnologies.

A new website has been set up to gather views on core issues, including research, regulation, innovation and commercialisation, and measurement and standards.

Science and innovation minister, Lord Drayson, said: “The Government has made clear the need for responsible development of nanotechnologies. This new website will let everyone be involved in developing a new UK strategy by February next year. This will address the exploitation of technologies and management of potential risks.”

DWP minister Lord McKenzie added: “HSE will continue to work with Government partners to ensure that the health and safety risks to employees in the nanotechnologies industry are properly controlled.”

The website is at and will be available for contributions until 31 October.

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