The NanoHarmony Project, in which NIA is responsible for stakeholder interaction and which aims to address key end points for nanomaterials, hosted a global online workshop on November 3-5, with expert sessions following by a public plenary meeting.

The 3 day event delivered 14 expert sessions on 11 topics and included almost 200 experts from 25 countries across 4 continents.  The closing plenary brought together a further 150 delegates to hear initial outcomes and share discussion, ready for the next stage of development through the project.

Interested stakeholders can download the slides from each expert topic presented at the public plenary and the recordings of each session will be released shortly.  Stakeholders can also register for the follow up webinar on December 16, where outcomes from this global workshop will be presented in more detail and a roadmap of actions.

Workshop expert topics - outcomes and next steps:

  • Welcome and Introduction to NanoHarmony and OECD TG development projects  SLIDES
  • How OECD Deals with Test Guidelines and Guidance Documents to Accommodate Testing of Nanomaterials  SLIDES

Health Effects / Effects on biotic systems

  • Scientific basis for OECD TG on in vivo toxicokinetic study SLIDES
  • Determination of concentrations of ENMs in biological samples using spICP-MS SLIDES
  • Data gaps identification related to intestinal fate of ingested nanomaterials SLIDES
  • Addressing gaps for conducting OECD TG 201, 202, 203 assays with ENMs SLIDES

Environmental Fate and Behaviour

  • Modifying the Bioaccumulation Testing Strategy with Fish for Nanomaterials SLIDES
  • Environmental abiotic Transformation of Nanomaterials SLIDES

Physical Chemical Properties

  • Dustiness Testing: ATEX, non-HARN, HARN and exposure models SLIDES
  • Identification and quantification of the surface chemistry and coatings on nano- and microscale materials new GD SLIDES
  • Consensus-building on round-robin criteria for solubility and dissolution testing of NM in pure water and biologically relevant media SLIDES
  • Solubility and dissolution rate: Over-arching issues SLIDES

Summary session SLIDES

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