The development of standards and guidance for nanotechnology & nanomaterials, and 2) the coordination of existing ASTM standardization related to nanotechnology needs. This coordination shall include the apportioning of specific requests for nanotechnology standards through ASTM's existing committee base, as well as the maintenance of appropriate global liaison relationships with activities (internal and external) related to this subject area. The Committee shall participate in the development of symposia, workshops, and other related activities to enhance the development of standards.
Gold nanomaterials are being developed as therapeutic agents for cancer research and for other medical products. Assessing the safety and efficacy of gold nanoparticles requires characterization using standard test methods. This test method is critical to the development of gold nanoparticle-based medical products by industry and the review of such products by regulatory agencies.
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