NIA Open Newsletter November
NIA is pleased to publish it's Open newsletter for November.  CLICK HERE to catch up with latest news from the nano world, plus discover our 2 new webinar series, 'Nano in Action' and 'Nano in Business' ! 
NIOSH publish slides from online silver nanomaterial webinar
The US NIOSH held a public online webinar on 30 October on their reivised draft 'Current Intelligence Bulletin:  Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials'. The slides from the webinar, which NIA attended, are now avaiblable at the docket at The public consultation on the draft CIB will end on November 30.
NIA Member Cabot Selected as A Technology Partner by The U.S. Department of Energy
Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company and NIA member, has been selected as technology partner by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to develop low-cobalt cathodes for the next generation of Li-ion batteries as part of an $80 million investment initiative for advanced vehicle research.
JRC publishes summary from NanoReg2 Workshop on Regulatory Preparedness for Innovation in Nanotechnology
The JRC report summarises the presentations and discussions at the first NanoReg2 Workshop on Regulatory Preparedness for Innovation in Nanotechnology held in Ispra, Italy 5 to 6 October 2017.   Approximately 60 regulators, industry representatives and other stakeholders met through the NanoReg2 project, in which NIA is a partner.  The project has...
EU OSHA publishes info sheet for nano in the workplace
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published an infosheet on manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace.
NIOSH public consultation on nano silver deadline 30 November
The  US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH) has a public consultation out on nano silver where the deadline to comment is 30 November. NIOSH is also organising a public online meeting scheduled for 30 October.  
NIA co-authors Grouping and Read Across article in Nanotoxicology
The NanoReg2 project, of which NIA is a partner, has published a comprehensive review of EU legislation addressing chemical substances and the potential for Grouping and Read Across in nanomaterials.
NIA Member Solvay Invests in US-based Solid Power
NIA Member Solvay, an advanced material manufacturing company, also has a venture capital fund, in the form of Solvay Ventures—which invests in breakthrough technologies within the areas of advanced materials and formulations.  Solvay Ventures has recently announced that it has invested in the US-based company, Solid Power, which is a manufacturer...
Nanotechnology experts from across the globe join forces to advance nanomaterials safety assessment
Advancing nanomaterials safety testing was the mission of two European Union-funded Horizon2020 projects, NanoReg2 and GRACIOUS.  They brought together 120 nanotechnology specialists from Europe, North America and Asia at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on September 12-13.  Experts from research, industry...
NIA Open Newsletter September
NIA is delighted to publish it's Open newsletter for September.  CLICK HERE to catch up with latest news from the nano world, plus new NIA Members and an invitation to our Open Webinar on Regulatory Priorit
NIA welcomes Blue Frog Scientific, CEA and the Czech Nanotechnology Industries Association to the family
NIA is delighted to welcome more Members to its growing family, with three new nano experts to the Association.
Nano in the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory from the European Commission
The Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory is an online monitoring tool
EUON publishes study on nanomaterial pigments
The European Observatory on Nanomaterials (EUON) today published the report from a commissioned work on nanomaterial pigments on the European market. The study found 81 pigments on the market, which are listed in an inventory also on the EUON website.
Nanoscale biofilms in wound healing: NIA Member University of Leeds identifies fundamental processes
Researchers from an NIA member The University of Leeds, have identified the fundamental molecular level processes that go into one of the most common natural healing processes – the scab. It has been known that prior to the hard scab forming, that the blood clots at the site of the wound.
No need to re-open EFSA opinion on titanium dioxide
EFSA published in July its assessment of four recent scientific studies on titanium dioxide.
Novel Nanomaterial for Faster Charging Batteries?
Researchers from The University of Cambridge have identified that niobium tungsten oxides could be used to create electrodes which charge faster than the batteries in use today. The researchers tested two different niobium tungsten dioxides – Nb16W5O55 and Nb18W16O93, which possess crystallographic shear and bronze-like structures, respectively.
Nanoparticles in Better Understand Drug Delivery to the Brain – from NIA Member Imperial College London
Research has emerged from NIA member, Imperial College London, of how to deliver DNA-Au nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier (BBB) to better understand how drugs can be more efficiently delivered to the brain ­­– one of the trickiest parts of the human body to deliver drugs to because of the limitations imposed by the body as to what can...
New Design Principles for Printable Solar Cells from NIA Member Imperial College London
A team of researchers from NIA Member Imperial College London, have collaborated with six other worldwide institutions to help create a new set of rules to help design more efficient organic solar cells, namely those made using non-fullerene acceptor (NFA) materials.
Efficient conversion of heat to electricity from NIA Member University of Birmingham
New research has come out of NIA Member The University of Birmingham, alongside other UK institutions, where a new type of nanowire provides a high conversion of heat energy to electricity.