News & Alerts
Posted on 13 Jun 2013
The OECD's WPN has published a report, entitled Nanotechnology for Green Innovation. Intended to ‘[…] provide background information for future work by the WPN on the application of nanotechnology’ to the area, it ‘brings together information collected through discussions and projects undertaken by the OECD WPN relevant to the development […]’ of...
Posted on 31 May 2013
The US NNI has published a report on regional, state and local (RSL) initiatives exhibited at a workshop held in May 2012. Representatives from the initiatives, as well as from businesses, government, and NNI member agencies attended, and they urged ‘for more Federal attention to and matching financial support’ of the various RSL undertakings
Posted on 29 May 2013
NIA Member CAN is seeking collaborators who are nanotechnology stakeholders based in the UK. The collaboration is specifically based around showcasing CAN’s latest product at EuroNanoForum (ENF) 2013, taking place between 18 – 20 June 2013 in Dublin, Ireland
Posted on 23 May 2013
A recent communication by the EC has stated that ‘[…] Europe has no other choice but to engage in an ambitious industrial strategy for micro- and nanoelectronics […]’ as it is ‘[…] essential for growth and jobs’. The EC considers micro- and nanoelectronics to be Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Posted on 22 May 2013
On 26 April 2013 NIA participated in the EC JRC Roundtable on Scientific Support for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). A meeting report exclusive to NIA Members is now available
Posted on 16 May 2013
NIA Director General Steffi Friedrichs recently took part in a panel discussion on the commercialisation of nanotechnologies in Europe. The panel was organised by the NANOFORCE project during the tenth Hessen Nanotechnology Forum
Posted on 15 May 2013
NIA has talked about the problems industry faces from nanomaterial registry schemes across Europe. Dr Steffi Friedrichs, NIA Director-General, made the comments in the ChemicalWatch article, EU Commission finalises nano registry tender
REACH better for regulating Nanomaterials than Smorgasbord of Mandatory Reporting Schemes, states Keller and Heckman
Posted on 13 May 2013
NIA Member Keller and Heckman LLP has released a document commenting that ‘it is unclear how numerous national reporting schemes will help to deliver better knowledge or promote a more adequate and rapid response in the event of a specific risk being identified’ than the EC’s REACH Regulation
Posted on 11 May 2013
The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) has requested public comments on the progress reports proposed for its partnership program, the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships (CNPP). The NCI, will create these partnerships through its Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, ‘a network of awards funded…to promote the application of...
Posted on 11 May 2013
GAB Consulting GmbH, a German company, has recently joined the Nanotechnology Industries Association as a Corporate Member. It joins others who all benefit from the advocacy, representation and exclusive information services that NIA provides them
Posted on 10 May 2013
A draft meeting report of the ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel has stated that ‘stakeholders struggle to stay up to date with various regulatory requirements that each rely on a different definition for nanomaterials’. It therefore emphasised that ‘consistent terminology is a critical need for not only enhancing commerce but understanding the...
Posted on 9 May 2013
The US EPA has announced that it is ‘promulgating SNURs under the TSCA for 15 chemical substances’. One of these substances is ‘functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)’. The ruling will be effective from 8 July 2013
Posted on 9 May 2013
The EC’s JRC-IHCP has published a report quantifying the ‘consequences for industry, consumers, human health and the environment’ of proposed modifications for the REACH Regulation. It finds the total implementation cost of the proposed options to be between EUR 11 and EUR 73 million
Posted on 8 May 2013
Bayer MaterialScience has stated that it is bringing ‘its work on CNTs to a close’, stating that it wishes to ‘focus its development activities more intently on topics that are closely linked to its core business’. Although the material is considered to have great potential, Bayer’s management does not believe “[…] comprehensive commercialization...
Posted on 7 May 2013
NIA Members have been invited to speak at the 2013 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization's Conference in Santa Barbara, USA. A session will be held to hear from nanotechnology industry representatives on examples of how nanotechnology can be used to reduce energy or other resource consumption, compared to the technologies they substitute
Posted on 6 May 2013
A number of Belgian NGOs have supported an open letter calling for the establishment of a Belgian register of nanomaterials. The letter states that more and more products containing nanomaterials are appearing on the market and yet little is known about them and their impacts on human health and the environment
Posted on 30 Apr 2013
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has published documents summarising the findings of its recently held Building Blocks for Completing EU Regulation of Nanomaterials conference. This event was attended by NIA; it has provided comments on the outcomes of the event for the article Nanomaterials data insufficient, concludes...
Posted on 24 Apr 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that ‘single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNTs) applications…show promise for improving the energy density and ultimate performance of the Li-ion batteries in vehicles’. The remarks were published in a recently released paper on lithium ion batteries
Posted on 23 Apr 2013
A recent article contains comments by NIA on whether registering nanotech products under registration schemes would act as an endorsement.
Posted on 18 Apr 2013
In an interview with Pan-European Networks, published on the Horizon 2020 Projects platform, NIA highlights the pivotal role Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) can play within the upcoming Horizon 2020 framework