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Nanomedicine in the Netherlands: social and economic challenges

16 April 2010
Biotechnology Health care
Background Note for First and Second Chamber MPs visiting the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (April 16, 2010).


Nanotechnology promises employment, sustainability and health. The Dutch government invests heavily in it. But how do we achieve these promises? In preparation for a parliamentary debate about nanotechnology on 21 April 2010, the Rathenau Institute initiated a working visit of MPs to one of the most promising areas of its application: healthcare. This note sets out the promises, challenges and issues surrounding ‘nanomedicine’.