Russians sign agreement on nanotech safety

February 24, 2009: The Russian nanotech business group RUSNANO and regulators have signed an agreement to cooperate on nanotechnology health and safety issues.

An agreement was signed by Anatoliy Chubais, CEO and director general of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), and Gennady Onishchenko, head of the Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights.

They agreed to work together to confirm the safety of nanotech products and to create methods and regulatory provisions for their safe production.

RUSNANO said in a news release that it also works with groups in other countries to ensure its standards are recognized internationally.


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