News & Alerts
Posted on 27 Nov 2012
Comments by the NIA on the recent 'nano-patch' proposal for the EC's REACH regulation have been featured in an article by Chemical Watch. The report, entitled DG Enterprise, industry deny REACH unable to regulate nanomaterials, also features reactions to the proposal from the EC's Enterprise and Environment directorates (DG)
Posted on 16 Nov 2012
The NIA's David Carlander has written an article about the association's opinion of the EC's second regulatory review on nanomaterials. Published in a leading chemicals industry periodical and entitled The legal framework is there, the piece highlights the NIA's broadly positive feelings toward the recent review
Posted on 12 Oct 2012
The NIA has issued a response to the Danish Ministry of the Environment following its announcement that it plans to create a national database of nanotechnology-related products. The NIA 'anticipates that the provided comments will be considered...during...revision of the chemical law'
Posted on 10 Oct 2012
The Director General of NIA, Steffi Friedrichs, recently commented that she had been "positively surprised" with the state of Iran's nanotechnology industry. The Director General had been invited to participate at the recent Iran Nano Commercialization Forum as a 'senior expert'
Posted on 9 Oct 2012
The NIA has responded to a request for information and expert input required for an investigation into the safety of nanomaterials in medical devices. The response by was made following a period of consultation it had held with its members. The call was issued by EC SCENIHR
Posted on 3 Oct 2012
'The Communication from the European Commission provides an accurate and relevant description of the current status', comments Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director General of the NIA, in an interview with Chemical Watch on the publication of the EC's 2nd Regulatory Review of Nanomaterials
Posted on 24 Sep 2012
Experts from the PROSPECT project have posted detailed comments on the recently published and publicly discussed research paper on Soybean susceptibility to manufactured nanomaterials with evidence for food quality and soil fertility interruption by Priester et al.
Posted on 17 Sep 2012
Work carried out by the NIA-led PROSPECT project has been cited in a report recently published by the EC's JRC. The publication found that 'no currently available measurement method for nanomaterials can be universally used for determining whether the Commission's recommended definition can be fulfilled'
Posted on 4 Sep 2012
The NIA's Director General, Dr. Steffi Friedrichs, was part of a panel discussion at a recent stakeholders workshop for the EU funded project, Nanogenotox. NIA represented one of the 'main categories of stakeholders...[the] professional federations representing companies'
Posted on 28 Aug 2012
An article published by Chemical Watch has highlighted comments recently submitted by the NIA to draft documents published by the US FDA
NIA urges FDA to intensify the Support of internationally harmonised Efforts on the Interpretation of Nanomaterials
Posted on 27 Aug 2012
On 21 July 2012, ahead of the US FDA's 25 July deadline, the NIA submitted replies to the two Draft FDA Guidance documents that had been published by the FDA in April 2012
Posted on 22 Aug 2012
Comments provided by the NIA to SAICM Global Plan of Action are included in the list of official submissions received from stakeholders. The comments can be found in an information document that will be used at the upcoming third International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3)
Posted on 15 Aug 2012
An interview recently published by Research Media Ltd. has profiled the NIA, calling it 'one of the most proactive stakeholders within the nanotechnologies community'. In the interview, the NIA's Director General Steffi Friedrichs details the association's values, on-going work in the field and plans for the future
Posted on 13 Jul 2012
Discussions held as part of the NIA's Within REACH!? symposium have been covered in an article published today by Chemical Watch. The article, entitled Which way now for nanomaterials and REACH?, discusses the various proposals that have been put forth about how best 'to systematically collect data and information on...nanomaterials'
Posted on 26 Jun 2012
In an article published by the magazine Farmers Weekly, the NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, outlined the benefits nanotechnology applications are set to bring to the agriculture sector. The article, entitled Think smart and small for the future of crop protection, also looks at how another technology, robotics, could be used 'to carry...
Posted on 20 Jun 2012
'The NIA is instrumental in bringing together key nano stakeholders from across the globe', commences a profile on NIA in the current issue of the magazine International Innovation. Dr Steffi Friedrichs, NIA Director General, draws particular attention to the public-private partnerships that the NIA facilitates, and the collaborations it harnesses
Posted on 19 Jun 2012
The current issue of Nanotechnology Law & Business (Vol 9.1) features an article on the Use of Nanoscale Materials in Commercial Sunscreen Products. Written by lawyers from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., the article discusses 'the rise to prominence of nanoscale titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as ingredients of sunscreen formulations'
Posted on 5 Jun 2012
In response to the Call for Information for Nanosilver by the EC's SCENIHR, NIA submitted, on 4 June 2012, a reply to the call on behalf of its Members
Posted on 14 May 2012
In an interview with Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), the NIA raised concerns about the implementability of the EC's recommendation of a definition of the term 'nanomaterial'. "Instead of a business development possibility, it is much more a threat of costly product compliance," Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director General of the NIA...
Posted on 4 May 2012
The NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, gave a presentation at the recently held Safety Issues and Regulatory Challenges of Nanomaterials symposium, covering the topics of industry needs and research activities. The event was coordinated by the EC JRC along with four European seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects, and was attended by...