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Effective standardization is critical to the broad commercialization and adoption of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology-related standards development activities are already underway within a number of standards setting organizations, but we believe that there remains significant untapped potential for greater adoption and use of these standards.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold an international workshop exploring potential barriers to use of nanotechnology documentary standards, and how these barriers can be addressed.
The event will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC, on December 13-14, 2011. A wide range of stakeholders are expected to attend, including representatives from government agencies, industries, standards development organizations, consumer groups, and other non-governmental organizations.
More information about the workshop, including an agenda and registration is available at: http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-8/L2-33/A-598