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This roadmap has been jointly developed in trustful cooperation among scientists of the European Union, the United States of America and a few other countries. Scientists with different scientific backgrounds, working in the field of nanotechnology, have cooperated with the main objective to provide as broad an overview as possible about the young and rapidly evolving field of “nanoinformatics”. Thus, the main purpose of this roadmap is educational. By no means was the intention to provide all possible details. Instead, interested readers will find plenty of additional references mentioned in each of the chapters that will provide more detailed insights.
The opinions expressed in this document are solely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of their respective organisations or reflect the views, and official policy of the respective Government such as the Department of Defence, the Department of the Army, the U.S. Army Medical Department or the U.S. Federal Government. Mention and use of product or trademark name(s) does not constitute endorsement but is intended only to assist the reader.
The statements and opinions contained in the individual chapters are also not legally binding with respect to different regulatory frameworks. In particular it should be noted that some of the terms might be defined and used differently in the US versus the EU, also within different scientific disciplines and within different regulatory frameworks. Therefore, within the definitions sections we attempted to provide an overview, to explain the most important terms, and to highlight some that may have different meanings.