, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 87–97

European Regulatory Issues in Nanomedicine

Original paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11569-008-0031-1

Cite this article as:
Guerra, G. Nanoethics (2008) 2: 87. doi:10.1007/s11569-008-0031-1


The paper is intended to focus on peculiarities of nanomedicine and the importance of social concerns implicated, in order to understand if existing regulations are appropriate to maintain its safety or if a new ad hoc regulatory framework is needed. Consideration of social challenges will underline the crucial role of medical ethics in regulatory discussion.


Nanomedicine Medical ethics Technology regulation Risk perception 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro interdipartimentale per le decisioni giuridico-ambientali e la certificazione etica di impresa (CIGA)University of Padova (Italia)RovigoItaly