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News & Alerts

NIA’s Response to EC Consultation on Nano Transparency Measures covered in News Article
The ENDS Report has covered NIA’s stance on the proposed EU nano registration program in an article entitled, EU nano register ‘will damage competitiveness’. NIA’s response to the European Commission’s (EC) Consultation on Nano Transparency Measures was published earlier this month
NIA lends its Support to wider Industry Association Message on Europe and Nanotechnology
NIA is one amongst 15 industry associations endorsing a leaflet, entitled Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, that has recently been published. The leaflet describes why the industry associations view nanotechnology as vital to Europe, and highlight seven key points for consideration
NIA Response to EC Consultation calls Nano Transparency Measures that come on top of existing Ones “inappropriate”
NIA has responded to the EC's public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market, commenting that ‘nanomaterials should not be discriminated against based on the sole factor of their size – any transparency measure that would come on top of the existing regulatory framework is therefore inappropriate’. NIA believes that a...
US House Subcommittee hears about Nanotechnology Opportunities
The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade recently held a hearing on ‘Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation’. Various experts from industry and academia were invited to testify before the subcommittee
Latest Edition of EC CORDIS Express looks at Nanotechnology
The EC e-magazine CORDIS Express has devoted its latest issue to looking ‘at a range of research projects focused on developing new applications for nanomaterials as well as honing the risk assessment process’. These projects include applications in medical applications, art restoration, energy and electronics, as well as those related to...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultations – Two EU consultations on Horizon 2020 and ‘Science 2.0’
NIA Members are invited to contribute to two consultations the European Commission has recently opened
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 25% Discount on Condensed Matter Physics 2015
NIA Members can get 25% off registration for this event - contact the NIA Event Team for more details
NIA joins NANORA
The Nanotechnology Industries Association has become an associate member of the Nano Regions Alliance (NANORA). NANORA is a ‘unique network of public policy institutions, associations, clusters and research and technology centres’ that support nanotechnology research and business in order to help fully exploit ‘regional nanotechnology potentials’
NIA outlines Industry Unease over Nano Reporting Schemes in Article
NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, recently explained that “the nanotechnology industry is opposed to the [reporting] schemes” as no clear benefits have been defined. The quotes were made in article entitled Europe mulls best way to handle nanotech, where the publication asked a number of commentators on their thoughts about nanomaterial...
OECD releases Report looking to advance Policy Debate on Nano through Case-Study on its Application to Tyre Industry
The OECD has published a study, Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport, which looks ‘to advance the policy debate [on nanotechnologies] by considering a wide range of issues regarding sustainable growth and the responsible development of nanotechnology from the perspective of a single application of nanotechnology in a mass...
BIAC publishes 2014 Annual Report
BIAC has published its Annual Report for 2014. Entitled A Business Agenda for Open Markets, Investment, and Sustainable Growth, the report looks at BIAC’s work in a number of focus areas; one of these areas is concerned with its involvement in nanotechnology
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 13% Discount on ICEENN 2014
NIA Members are entitled to a 13% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more information.
NIA Member BASF describes Nanotechnology as “Innovation Driver in Numerous Applications”
BASF has described ‘nanotechnology as [an] innovation driver in numerous applications’, and it recently held a Research Press Conference on Nanotechnology: Small dimensions – great opportunities. Dr Andreas Kreimeyer, member of its Board of Executive Directors and Research Executive Director, discussed how nanotechnology helps it “lead the field...
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
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
NIA EXCLUSIVE: 15% Discount on Graphene Supply, Application & Commercialisation 2014
NIA Members can get a 15% discount on attendance to this event - contact the NIA events team for more details
Belgian Industry Association calls for National Nano Register to be made as easy to use as is possible
The Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences Industries has called on the country’s regulators to make the forthcoming nanotechnology reporting scheme as painless as possible to use. The organisation suggests that this could be done by building on existing processes within REACH that request additional information and assess risks, and...
UN Agency ILO uses Nano as Example of Safety Concerns associated with Emerging Technologies
The International Labour Organization has published Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work for the world day for safety and health at work, which takes place today. It notes that ‘the rate of innovation and research regarding the development and use of chemicals is rapid, but the pace of investigating the safety and health aspects of...