Chapter 16. Nanobiomedical Technology: Financial, Legal, Clinical, Political, Ethical, and Societal Challenges to Implementation

  1. Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Hormes2 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Carola Leuschner3
  1. Steven A. Edwards

Published Online: 12 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603476.ch16

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

How to Cite

Edwards, S. A. (2005) Nanobiomedical Technology: Financial, Legal, Clinical, Political, Ethical, and Societal Challenges to Implementation, in Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact (eds C. S. S. R. Kumar, J. Hormes and C. Leuschner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603476.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA

  2. 3

    Reproductive Biotechnology Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Louisiana State University, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Author Information

  1. S.A. Edwards and Associates, Christiana, TN 37037, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311156

Online ISBN: 9783527603473

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Keywords:

  • biomedical nanotechnology;
  • impact on industry;
  • society;
  • education;
  • nanobiomedical technology;
  • challenges to implementation;
  • financial;
  • legal and regulatory;
  • political;
  • ethical and social challenges

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Drexler and the Dreaded Universal Assembler

  • Financial

  • Legal and Regulatory

    • Diagnostics

    • European and Canadian Regulation

    • General Regulation of Nanotechnology

  • Operational

  • Clinical

  • Political, Ethical And Social Challenges

    • The Gray Goo Scenario

    • The Green Goo Scenario

    • Environmental Disaster Due to Inhalable or Ingestible Nanoparticles

    • End of Shortage-Based Economics

    • People Will Live for Ever, Leading to Overpopulation

    • Only Rich People Will Live Forever: Nanotech Benefits Accrue Only to Those in Charge

    • Nanotech Will Turn Us Into Cyborgs

    • Nanotechnology Can Be Used to Create Incredible Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Summary

  • Abbreviations