News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NRW Nano-Conferece issues Call for Presentations
For the first time the NRW Nano-Conference is issuing a call for presentations. To be held in Dortmund in December 2014, the event is offering those who are enthusiastic about nanotechnologies and their societal impact to have the opportunity to present their applications, products and research projects at this event
NGO calls for more regulatory Oversight of Nano in Australia
The NGO Friends of the Earth Australia has published an overview of nanotechnology-related developments in the food and agricultural sectors in Australia that have occurred since its last report on the topic in 2008. Entitled Way too little: Our Government’s Failure to regulate Nanomaterials in Food and Agriculture, the report opines that ‘since...
OECD Survey on Wastewater Treatment indicates Member Countries concerned about Nanoparticles
The OECD has published a report that summarises responses to a survey it ran in 2012 on wastewater treatment. In it the OECD reveals that a number of different countries are concerned about nanoparticle presence in wastewater, although very few have begun projects to investigate the matter further
US House of Representatives holds Hearing on Nanotechnology; GAO outlines Competitiveness Challenges
The US House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Research and Technology today held a hearing on Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products. One of those that testified to the subcommittee was the US GAO, and its statement is contained in a report called Nanomanufacturing and U.S. Competitiveness: Challenges and Opportunities
SwedNanoTech and NIA hold Nano Forum 2014
NIA Member SwedNanoTech recently held its annual ‘Nano Forum’ conference in Sweden. Co-organised with NIA, the conference discussed nanotechnology safety and innovation with hundreds of visitors from industry and academia
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Briefing on the proposed European Regulation on Medical Devices
NIA has written a briefing on the proposal for a European Regulation on Medical Devices
EC JRC publishes Report on Nanomaterial labelling and reporting Schemes
The EC's JRC has published its Considerations on Information Needs for Nanomaterials in Consumer Products: Discussion of a labelling and reporting Scheme for Nanomaterials in Consumers Products in the EU. Developed by the JRC-IHCP, the ‘report recapitulates issues relevant for the on-going discussion on transparency and [the] requests for more...
NIA to Reply to the EC Consultation on a EU-wide Nanomaterial Register
NIA will reply to the EC consultation on a EU-wide nanomaterial register; the consultation consists of two questionnaires, one for industrial stakeholders and one for non-industrial stakeholders, about the impacts of a potential nanomaterial registry at the EU level; it will be closed on 5 August 2014
NIA EXCLUSIVE - Free Delegate Pass for REACH: Legal Implications & Supply Chain Strategies
One free delegate pass has been made available to NIA Members - this will be provided to the first NIA Member that contacts the NIA Events Team. A 20% discount for all Members is also available. NIA's Steffi Friedrichs will be presenting at this event
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 50% Discount on Nanotek 2014
NIA Members can get a 50% discount on attendance of this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 40% Discount on Cosmetics Europe Conference 2014
NIA Members are subject to the Members Rate Discount - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 65% Discount on NanoThailand 2014
NIA Members can get the student rate for this event, which amounts to a 55%-65% discount - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA Presenting at OpenTox Euro 2014
NIA's Steffi Friedrichs will be presenting at this event
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 30% Discount on Food Technology 2014
NIA can get a 30% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more detail
ISO publishes two Nano Toxicology Standards
ISO TC/229 has recently published two new standards: ISO/TR 16197:2014 – Nanotechnologies – Compilation and description of toxicological screening methods for manufactured nanomaterials; and ISO/TS 16550:2014 – Nanotechnologies – Determination of silver nanoparticles potency by release of muramic acid from Staphylococcus aureus
French Agency ANSES supports stronger Nano Regulatory Framework at European Level
ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, has called for ‘the immediate implementation of tools to improve risk management [of nanotechnologies] through a stronger regulatory framework at [the] European level’. It made this call today in a review it published on ‘the available literature on health and...
EC planned Amendment of Food Contact Materials Regulation approves Use of 4 Nanoscale Substances
The EC has informed the WTO of its intention to modify Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. According to the notification, ‘it amends the authorisation for nine substances, [and] includes six new substances with a favourable assessment by EFSA’; four of these materials are...
Cancer Research Agency IARC considers MWCNTs high Priority for Assessment
An advisory group for the International Agency for Research on Cancer has recommended that MWCNTs be considered ‘a high priority for assessment’. The group met to recommend priorities for the organisations publication, the ‘Monograph’
EC announces Public Consultation on Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials
EC DG ENTR has announced that, ‘as part of the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, the European Commission […will develop] an impact assessment to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase transparency and ensure regulatory oversight on nanomaterials’. In order to support the development of this...
First Nanomaterial approved for use as Active Substance in European Biocidal Products
The EC has officially approved synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide for use as an active substance in biocidal products for product-type 18 through Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 408/2014. It comes into force today following the publication of the decree in the Official Journal of the European Union on 23 April 2014