News & Alerts
Posted on 18 Jul 2017
NIA announces two new Member services, due to be launched in September, as part of an expanding portfolio of activities:
Posted on 7 Jul 2017
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released two decision annulling a 2015 ECHA decision requiring additional information and data on Syntetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The original decision was based on substance evaluation performed by The Netherlands Competent Authority where a number of requests were made. The...
Posted on 6 Jul 2017
NIA hosted its second open regulatory webinar of 2017 on July 5, combined with a welcome presentation from new Member, VITO. NIA kick off the webinar with a look at priorities in July, that included the catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics, ECHA news on guidelines, Board of Appeal outcomes for both titanium and silicon dioxide and newly...
Posted on 26 Jun 2017
NIA was delighted to be in action across EuroNanoForum in Malta, between June 21-23. We joined forces with partners across Europe to create the most active exhibitor booth. NIA, INERIS, University of Leeds, Tutech, Joanneum and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) worked together to present mini-workshops, discussion...
Posted on 14 Jun 2017
ECHA has just launched the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON is a website in 23 EU languages that will aim to give citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market. The EUON will be launched in 3 steps, with additional information being made available at each step and is...
Posted on 9 Jun 2017
The ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has been assessing TiO2 under the CLP regulation. Today, 9 June, ECHA published a press release that 'Titanium dioxide proposed to be classified as suspected of causing cancer when inhaled'. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify...
Posted on 25 May 2017
On 25th of May, ECHA published five documents related to nanomaterials. These documents, 4 which are guidance documents and one which is a recommendation how to prepare REACH registration dossiers containing nanoforms. All these documents are valuable for the 2018 registration deadline as well as for already registered substances.
Posted on 23 May 2017
NIA was part of a multi-project consortium that delivered the 2 day workshop "Nanomaterials: Industrial workshop on Safe by Design" in Bilbao on April 24-25, managed by the project Nanogentools. Projects dedicated to building the concept and tools behind Safe by Design came together, including:
Posted on 22 May 2017
NIA was delighted to welcome new Member, Squire Patton Boggs, with a dedicated webinar. Anthony Bochon introduced SPB and focussed on nanomaterial priorities in 2017, including national directories and safety considerations within REACH.
Posted on 19 May 2017
Early in 2017, the United States of America Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) announced the introduction of a rule on the 'Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements' for chemical substances when manufactured or processes as nanoscale materials. The rule was originally supposed to come into force on 12 May 2017. The US Environmental Protection...
Posted on 5 May 2017
NIA welcomes publication of the JRC Science for Policy Report 'NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials'. The comprehensive report was co-authored by NIA's David Carlander from the collaborative work within the NANoREG project "A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials", funded by the European...
Posted on 21 Apr 2017
The European Commission Horizon 2020 project establishing a European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4SafeNano, has now been launched. EC4SafeNano aims to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.
Posted on 6 Apr 2017
6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest. This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.
Posted on 31 Mar 2017
NIA Members and the wider nano community came together in Brussels on a sunny spring day to lift the lid on latest global regulatory news and take a look at Safer by Design as a tool in sustainable business.
Posted on 27 Mar 2017
The NIA provided comments on the 24th of March 2017 to the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) on their consultation to require reporting of nanomaterials in products to the Swedish Product Register.
Posted on 27 Mar 2017
NIA attended the 16th European Commission CASG-nano Meeting 14-15 March, 2017. The NIA Meeting Report is now available for NIA Members (requires log-in).
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) released a draft opinion on nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as a UV-filter in sprayable cosmetics. SCCS will receive comments on this opinion until 14 May 2017.
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) finalised its opinion on the safety of the nanoform of titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as UV-filter in dermally-applied cosmetics and coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide or triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Council releases Position on Medical Devices Regulation ahead of European Parliament committee vote on 21 March - UPDATE
Posted on 13 Mar 2017
On 7 March 2017, the Council of the European Union released its position with a view to the adoption of a Regulation on Medical Devices. The Council, the European Parliament and the Commission had reached an agreement in June 2016.