NIA celebrates its 8th Annual Symposium in Brussels
NIA welcomed Members and guests to its 8th Annual Symposium in Brussels on March 27th 2019.   The day long event addressed key aspects of successful commercial delivery of nanotechnologies, including societal position, novel applications, challenges through the business pipeline, plus policy and regulator future vision.
SCCS publish preliminary opinion on solubility of Synthetic Amorphous Silica – Deadline 17 May 2019
The European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently published a draft opinion on solubility of Synthetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The draft is out for public comments until 17 May 2019. 
ECHA includes Carbon Nanotubes for substance evaluation plan 2019-2021
In the latest Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP), published 19 March, Carbon nanotubes are to be evaluated by Germany in 2019, due to initial grounds of concerns as ‘suspected carcinogen, other hazard based concern, wide dispersive use, consumer use, exposure of environment, cumulative exposure’.
NIA March Newsletter Published
NIA is pleased to launch the March edition of our Newsletter 'NanoNews'.
The NIA Nano-Blog: March 12, 2019
March 12 2019 Nano in Test Guidelines (TG) NIA attended the recent OECD Working Party of Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) Meeting in Paris. The OECD Test Guidelines underpin chemical test methods globally and in Europe, including REACH regulation.  At the OECD WPMN, work between Members to develop and revise several OECD Test Guidelines (TG)...
NIA kick starts nanomaterials governance project Gov4Nano
www.gov4nano.eu NIA is pleased to be part of a significant international consortium, led by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) within the H2020-funded project Gov4Nano.
NIA's DG takes part in EESC and Industry4EU Panel on call for EU Industrial Policy
NIA's Dr Claire Skentelbery was part of a high level round table co-hosted by Industry4Europe, a coalition of over 140 industry associations and the European Economic and Social Affairs Committee (EESC), titled ‘EU Industrial Policy: Results and prospects for the next institutional cycle’, together with the EESC.
JRC launches call for 'Research Infrastructures for Training and Capacity Building for Enlargement and Integration Countries'
Europe's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for its Nanotechnology Laboratory to enable access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers from Lead User Institution, User Institutions and SMEs.  Eligible countries include: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova...
Springer Nature adds 22 million patents to Nano database
The publisher Springer (publisher of Nature Nano among others) has added a search module to its nanotechnology research database Nano, where now over 22 million patents related to nano can be serached.
NanoSafety Cluster Winter Newsletter 2019
Discover  the NSC Newsletter Winter 2019, and the first of the regular updates from the NanoSafety Cluster Coordination Team. READ HERE  
JRC publish overview of concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial
The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has today published a comprehensive report on concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial. The report 'aims to provide clarifications of the key concepts and terms that are used in the EC NM definition, and discusses them in a regulatory context.'
NIA Member Cerion Advanced Materials invests $1.5 million to become dedicated analytics facility for nanoscale materials
Cerion Advanced Materials has invested $1.5 million in analytical equipment to bring routine characterization of metal, metal oxide, and ceramic nanomaterials in-house.
Chemspec Nanopavilion 2019 Webinar
NIA was delighted to host a webinar introducing participants in the 2019 Chemspec NanoPavilion and you can catch up with our presenters on our YouTube Channel.
Read NIA's latest NanoNews
NIA's latest newsletter NanoNews is now available HERE.
NIA comments to Basel Convention and nanowaste
NIA has provided its comments to the United Nations ‘Report on issues related to waste containing nanomaterials and options for further work under the Basel Convention'. The report is comprehensive and provide an overview of the current aspects of waste containing nanomaterial.  However, NIA points out that a number of the issues presented, are...
NIA welcomes new members FIOH, Mathym and VSParticle
NIA is happy to welcome two new additions to the family: FIOH and VSParticle to kick start 2019. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization that focuses on well-being at work, research, advisory services and training. We operate under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as...
EC SCHEER publishes a statement on emerging issues including nano aspects
The European Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published 11 January 2019, a statement and a position paper on emerging risks.
NIA launches Nanopavilion for Chemspec 2019
We are delighted to launch the Nanopavilion, showcasing Members and nanotechnology at important industrial meetings around Europe. The Nanopavilion is a dedicated stand over 40m², with individual booths for NIA Members, creating a focal point for nano within large scale conferences and enabling NIA members of all sizes to gain maximum exposure.
France puts banning Titanium dioxide, E171, on hold, as evidence is missing
Following an announcemnet in Frence TV on January 8, and a report in Le Monde, the Minister for Economic Affairs, Bruno Le Maire, has confirmed that a potential ban of E171 in food in France is under the responsibility of his Ministry. However, he considers that the currently available information on the additive was not sufficient to conclude it...
Watch again...NIA open webinars
In 2018, NIA was pleased to launch two new open webinar series; Nano in Action and Nano in Business, in addition to our open Regulatory Priorities webinars. These are open to non-Members and, for 2019, we are making it easier to keep up with NIA webinars if your busy life prevents you from attending them live.