News & Alerts
Posted on 22 Jan 2014
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Posted on 21 Jan 2014
ISO has made available for purchase ISO/TS 12901-2: 2014. Published by TC/229, this standard ‘describes the use of a control banding approach for controlling the risks associated with occupational exposures to nano-objects, and their aggregates and agglomerates greater than 100nm (NOAA), even if knowledge regarding their toxicity and quantitative...
Posted on 20 Jan 2014
NIA Members can receive a 10% discount when registering for this event - please contact the NIA Events team for more information
Posted on 17 Jan 2014
The OECD has unveiled a web-based repository of resources that will support better innovation policy-making and analysis. Called the Innovation Policy Platform (IPP), it contains over 300 content pages, 200 OECD reports, and 30 policy briefs, as well as 43 country profiles
Posted on 20 Dec 2013
The EC's JRC has published an online web platform ‘which is mainly based on links to available information’ on nanomaterials. This is the culmination of efforts by a number of EC services in response to the Commission’s second regulatory review on nanomaterials in 2012, which stated that there was a ‘need for better accessible information’ and...
Posted on 13 Dec 2013
On 4 February 2014 NIA will host a free webinar on the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, also known as Horizon 2020
Posted on 3 Dec 2013
NIA has published a members-only NIA briefing looking at the EU's latest common research framework programme, 'Horizon 2020'. In particular it looks at how nanotechnology industries can be supported by this framework for EU research and innovation funds
Posted on 28 Nov 2013
Presentations made at NIA’s recently-held symposium on Grouping and Read-Across have been the source of two separate news articles by ChemicalWatch. Both are headlined by comments attributed to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from the event
Posted on 4 Nov 2013
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
Posted on 28 Oct 2013
NIA is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only)
Posted on 12 Sep 2013
The European Commission recently launched a public consultation on how REACH’s Annexes could be best modified to accommodate nanomaterials. NIA responded on behalf of its Members, stating its preference for option 5 ‘as this favours European competitiveness and innovation’
NIA Event Spotlight - Functional Materials and the Environment: A Forum for SME-Academic Collaboration
Posted on 27 Aug 2013
On Thursday 19 September 2013, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, the Functional Materials and the Environment Forum will bring together SME’s and other companies along with academics from the University of Bristol; together they will look at ways to explore and drive innovation
Posted on 23 Aug 2013
CAN GmbH, an NIA Members, has recently launched a sub-page which summarises the different products within its CANdots product range. The company focuses on the utilisation of new concepts within nanochemistry, particularly in the fields of material science, life science, and personal care
Posted on 22 Aug 2013
Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has officially launched a national Nanotechnology Initiative (IBN). This is ‘a set of actions that aims to create, integrate and strengthen governmental activities and the agents anchored in nanoscience and nanotechnology, in order to promote scientific and technological development of...
Posted on 26 Jul 2013
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Posted on 23 Jul 2013
On July 22 the French government unveiled in Grenoble a new research and development programme entitled ‘Nano 2017’. It succeeds to the 2009 programme, ‘Nano 2012’, which was worth EUR 2.3 billion
Posted on 7 Jun 2013
NIA was present at the European Conference organised by the European Standards Organisations on 28 May 2013 on the topic of standards and small- and medium-sized enterprises
Posted on 5 Jun 2013
NIA Member The REACH Centre is offering to support companies submitting registering dossiers for the French nano reporting scheme. The reporting deadline was recently extended to 30 June 2013, after which time manufacturers and importers could face significant financial penalties
Posted on 24 Apr 2013
The International Uniform Chemical Database (IUCLID 5.5) has been upgraded to include 13 new templates dedicated to nano-specific data.
Posted on 21 Feb 2013
EU Ministers at a recent Competitiveness Council meeting discussed the management of safety issues associated with nanomaterials. They also discussed the REACH regulation more generally