NanoLYSE (Nanoparticles in Food: Analytical Methods for Detection and Characterisation) has recently published the fifth edition of its bi-annual newsletter. It states that ‘2012 has been an exciting year’ for the project as many milestones were successfully reached.
One of the biggest highlights of the year was the preparation of ‘reference materials of nanoparticles in different food matrices’ and their use to validate proposed experimental methods. Another key success was the presentations done about the project – representatives showcased it at both the annual meeting of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Risk of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed, as well as at FoodDrinkEurope.
NanoLYSE aims to ‘address the increasing need for analytical tools for the measurement of engineered nanomaterials in food’. The NIA is on the advisory board for the project.
Follow this link to read the latest issue of the project’s newsletter.