Nano TiO2 enters European List of UV Filters Allowed in Cosmetic Products

The European Commission amended the Regulation on Cosmetic Products (1223/2009) which sets safety and marketing rules for cosmetics in the European Union to add nano titanium dioxide to the list of authorised UV filters (Annex VI).

Nanoparticles of titanium dioxide are known for their increased effectiveness in filtering ultraviolet irradiation and their transparent aspect, for this reason they are an ideal candidate for skin protection products.

Revised Rule on Nanomaterials in the Trilogue Compromise Text for Medical Devices Regulation

On 15 June 2016, the three institutions of the European Union reached an agreement on the Regulation on Medical Devices. The Council, the European Parliament and the Commission had engaged in a trilogue procedure after the vote of the European Parliament in April 2014.

In the tentatively agreed consolidated compromise text, the institutions of the European Union set rules for more control over the production of medical devices and ‘Notified Bodies’. It also introduces an ‘implant card’ for patients and increased scrutiny on high risk devices.