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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25829

Title: "Nanomedicine: Governing Uncertainties"
Authors: Trisolino, Antonella
Advisor: Trudo, Lemmens
Department: Law
Keywords: Nanomedicine
law and risk in novel biotechnologies
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2011
Abstract: Nanomedicine is a promising and revolutionary field to improve medical diagnoses and therapies leading to a higher quality of life for everybody. Huge benefits are expected from nanomedicine applications such as in diagnostic and therapeutic field. However, nanomedicine poses several issues on risks to the human health. This thesis aims to defense a perspective of risk governance that sustains scientific knowledge process by developing guidelines and providing the minimum safety standards acceptable to protect the human health. Although nanomedicine is in an early stage of its discovery, some cautious measures are required to provide regulatory mechanisms able to response to the unique set of challenges associated to nanomedicine. Nanotechnology offers an unique opportunity to intensify a major interplay between different disciplines such as science and law. This multidisciplinary approach can positively contributes to find reliable regulatory choices and responsive normative tools in dealing with challenges of novel technologies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25829
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