NIA welcomes Vireo Advisers into the nano family, with an expert team headed by Jo-Anne Shatkin.

Vireo, based in the US, brings international scientific and regulatory expertise to work with organizations seeking the best evidence to support decision making about emerging advanced technologies, materials and products, developing safety strategies for novel, bio-based and nanoscale technology development and innovation in global markets.

Vireo provides guidance on international regulatory planning and required testing, performs safety evaluations and help identify and meet sustainability requirements for certification. It also provides independent third-party opinions, and organizes consortia to collaborate on pre-commercial safety and toxicology studies. Expertise includes bio-based substance evaluations, health and environmental aspects of nanotechnology, life cycle risk analysis, international regulatory and market requirements and toxicology, as well as analytical chemistry, climate and water issues, environmental and energy issues and sustainability assessments.