Nanotechnology at Bayer
It is predicted that nanotechnology will help the world economy to a prolonged surge in growth – similar to the one generated by microelectronics over the past few decades. Governments and theEU Commission have recognized this potential. The opportunities offered by nanomaterials are also seen by the general population. Some interest groups, however, focus more on the potential risks for the environment and health. Of course, all risks must be carefully studied and taken into account – but without completely neglecting the opportunities they offer.