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News & Alerts

NIA Members Consultation: High-level NIA Panel Appearance on the European Commission 2nd Regulatory Review Workshop
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has been invited to present the NIA's opinion on the topic 'Why is existing regulation sufficient to ensure safe use of nanomaterials and what can industry do to generate trust?' as part of a high-level panel including European Commission officials.
Indian Government Body proposes Plan that would increase national Investment in Nano
India’s Planning Commission has published its Twelfth Five Year Plan, which proposes USD 24 billion for ‘research and development in six key scientific departments between April 2012 and March 2017’. Some of the requested funds would go toward investments in nanotechnology-related areas
NIA discusses Nanosilver Regulations at Conference
Talks on regulations and developments relevant to nanoscale silver were given by the NIA at an event recently. The event, which the NIA co-hosted along with the Nanosilver Network, saw 40 international participants attend
British TSB to undertake Nano Challenges in 2012-13
The UK's TSB has revealed that it will provide funding in order to address nanotechnology-related issues in the forthcoming year. This was announced in a document recently published by the TSB, entitled Delivery Plan: Financial year 2012-13
European Commission issues Regulatory Definition of Nanomaterials
On the 18 October 2011 the European Commission issued its long-discussed Commission Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterials. It provides clarity on whether an industrially-used material is considered a nanomaterial in legislation and policy
Insurers should remain engaged and well-informed about Nanotechnology Issues
On the 25 November 2010, the ERI (Emerging Risk Initiative) Working Group of the CRO Forum published Emerging Risks Initiative - Position Paper on Nanotechnology, recommending 'that assessing risk over the life cycle of these nanomaterials should be standard practice for the nanotechnology industry, as well as for their insurers and reinsurers'
Small regional Clusters key for European Nanobiotechnology Infrastructure
‘Nanobiotechnology is essentially different in many aspects from other areas of nanotechnology such as nano-electronics or nano-materials. It is certainly the most complex sub-area of nanotechnology,’ commences the final report of the FP7 Support Action EuroNanoBio
UK Industries call for Government Support of Responsible Nanotechnologies Development and Commercialisation
The UK nanotechnology industries have launched a report in response to the UK Government call for contributions to the development of a national Nanotechnology Strategy. Entitled Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View, the report represents the conclusion of a Mini-IGT comprised of 46 representatives from UK industry, academia, research and technology...
In support of the Nanotechnology Industries: 'NIA — Beveridge & Diamond' Working Relationship
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and Washington D.C. law firm Beveridge & Diamond are providing maximum benefit to all NIA members through an active working relationship between the two organisations
NIA Ltd launches at the UKNanoForum
Today UKNanoForum, the UK’s biggest nanotechnology trade fair, marks the formation of the NIA as a limited company, enabling the lobbying body to abandon previous restrictions and fully support the unified representation of all nanotechnology industries on a global level