Custom and off-the-shelf nanoanalytical techniques are giving developers a vivid picture of nanoscale phenomena to drive advances in electronics, textiles, personal care, medical devices and drug delivery. In this exclusive video interview, filmed on location at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, UK, Ian Gilmore, a science fellow at NPL, discusses the link between nanotechnology and product innovation.

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James Tyrrell is editor of nanotechweb.org