French State Secretary for Ecology announced Plans to ban Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles from Food Products

On 18 May 2018, the French State Secretary for Ecology, Ms Brune Poirson, announced in the newspaper Le Parisien that the Government intends to implement a ban on the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food products. "We want to ban, before the end of the year, the use of this substance as a food additive in France" said the State Secretary to Le Parisien. She also reminded that France had asked the European Commission for measures on titanium dioxide.

NIA Member Nanomakers invited to awards ceremony for the Worldwide Innovation Challenge 2030

On 18 July, French President François Hollande invited sucessful beneficiaries of the Worldwide Innovation Challenge 2030 (Concours Mondial d'Innovation 2030) for a ceremony in Paris. Dr Jean-François Perrin, CEO at Nanomakers, an NIA Member Company, attended the gathering as an awardee of the second round of the competition.

French Healthcare Law requires Government Report on Nanomaterials in Medicines and Medical Devices

On 27 January 2016, the French government enacted the Law for the Modernisation of Our Healthcare System (Loi 2016-41 pour la Modernisation de notre Système de Santé).

This law addresses many aspects of French healthcare including the fight against tobacco use, sexually transmitted diseases, medical devices and medicine safety and others. The new healthcare law also tackles the use of nanomaterials in the medical sector.