Nanotechnologies Resource Center

Nanotechnologies...the New Industrial Revolution

"Advances in nanotechnologies are happening at an unprecedented pace with the potential to yield novel applications and products across all sectors and aspects of life.  The emergence of nanoscale materials will heavily impact the long-term outlook for a range of scientific and engineering disciplines and is therefore often referred to as the new industrial revolution."

- Dr. Anna Gergely
Principal Scientist, Director, EHS Regulatory
Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Find the latest news items from the nanotechnologies field.

About Nanotechnologies

Companies invest more than $4 billion annually on nanotechnologies research and development.  The US government alone has appropriated more than $3 billion in funding since 2000. Read more.

  • Latest News
  • Nanotechnologies Library
    Visit the library for background information such as safety, regulatory approaches, general policy, and more.
  • Steptoe Resources:

    • Steptoe News, Publications and Events
      Access the latest Steptoe news, publications and events related to the nanotechnologies field. 
    • Our Nanotechnologies Practice
      Nanotechnologies pose unique regulatory challenges. Read more about how Steptoe can help.
    • Our Nano Analyst provides insights and commentary on the news and developments impacting the field, as related to a broad spectrum of industrial sectors.  Read the latest installment of our nano newsletter or sign-up to receive future issues of the Nano Analyst.

Recent Engagements

Steptoe is armed with the knowledge and experience to help companies evaluate compliance of their processes and products with current and future regulations, as well as to resolve related IP, liability, insurance, and other issues across all practice areas.

Recent engagements:

  • Ensuring compliance of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products with REACH and other regulatory requirements
  • Contributing to the developments of evolving regulations
  • Helping companies with voluntary and mandatory reporting requirements and related IP, liability, insurance, and other issues
  • Supporting product stewardship efforts related to nanotechnologies, including efficient communication strategies in the supply chain

Recent engagements include work in the following industries:

  • Biocides and pesticides
  • Cosmetics
  • Food contact
  • Consumer products
  • Occupational health issues

Publications and Events

Steptoe’s Nanotechnologies practice was invited to publish a monthly column in Chemical Watch, a widely-read chemicals trade journal in the European Union.  "Nano Watch," as the column is called, explores nanomaterials regulation and other legal issues across all sectors.

View our latest publications and events.


View a list of Steptoe professionals with experience in the nanotechnologies field. 

External Nanotechnologies Links

Find helpful external links to other organizations with nanotechnologies initiatives.

Nano in the News

Find the latest news items from the nanotechnologies field.