Insuring nanotech requires effective risk communication

The absence of nanotechnology-specific insurance policies could be detrimental to the development of the nanotechnology industry. Better communication between insurers and scientists is an essential step to provide a regulatory framework protecting both producers and consumers.

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Acknowledgements

The views of T.M. and A.G. incorporated into this Commentary are their own, and do not necessarily reflect those of their employers, or represent generally held views in the insurance industry. The research leading to this Commentary has received funding from the European Community's Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement no. 720851, PROTECT (www.protect-h2020.eu).

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Murphy, F., Mullins, M., Hester, K. et al. Insuring nanotech requires effective risk communication. Nature Nanotech 12, 717–719 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2017.162

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