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* 1. In your opinion, what does differ nanotechnology and nanoscience from chemistry?

* 2. What is your personal definition of nanomedicine and what are the sectors of medicine which will get the greatest benefits from this science/technology in the future?

* 3. In your opinion, do nanotechnology, and nanomedicine in particular, raise ethical and privacy concerns? If so, why?

* 4. Do you think that a standardized nomenclature for nanotechnology be necessary or could just represent a useful tool for those involved in regulatory and legal issues?

* 5. Do you think that specific rules should be adopted for working environments where nanomaterials are created/deployed? Do you think that the biological sector deserves more attention in this regard?

* 6. Do you think that nanomedicine-related innovations in the realm of nanotechnology be the most complex to deal with due to the regulatory and societal issues that surround them? If so, why?

* 7. Do you think that nanomedicine research will be impaired or somehow harnessed by the results of environmental and health studies conducted on nanomaterials?

* 8. Do you think that nanotechnology innovations, in general, should deserve a different treatment as to their patenting and classification? And in the specific field of nanomedicine?

* 9. Purpose of the questionnaire: your answers could be used during the drafting of a Ph.D. dissertation which concerns the patenting and evaluation of nanomedicine innovations which will be published in 2011, the hyperlink to the document or the publication (if published as a book) will be provided to all contributors once the dissertation will be published.
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