The JRC survey on micro(nano) plastics test material requirements ends 15 January
On 18th December 2020 the JRC launched a survey to stakeholders on their requirements regarding test materials for micro(nano) plastic research. The bottom line of this initiative is to better understand which materials may be included in a future repository, as well as to understand the interest of stakeholders in sourcing from such a repository...
Fraunhofer Nanotechnology joins NIA
NIA is pleased to announce that a new Member is joining our association. We are happy to welcome Fraunhofer Nanotechnology FNT. 
NanoHarmony holds webinar on Data requirements in Test Guideline and Guidance Document developement
The H2020 project NanoHarmony (in which NIA is a consortium Member) held a webinar on Test Guidelines and Guidance Document Development on December 16th.
ANSES Evaluates R-Nano Register, Offers Recommendations to Improve Reliability and Optimize Its Use
This is an article from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a Washington D.C. law firm providing decades of experience in the manufacture, handling, and transport of conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural,and specialty chemicals, including product approval and regulation, product defense, and associated business...
NIA's Sean Kelly is a co-author on the recently published "Safe(r) by design implementation in the nanotechnology industry"
NIA's Sean Kelly is a co-author on the recently published "Safe(r) by design implementation in the nanotechnology industry", which provides some of the results from the NanoReg2 project. Great read for those interested in applying SbD in industry. Read the full article here.    
EC Committee Preliminary Opinions on Copper (Nano) and Colloidal Copper (Nano) Available for Comment
In the preliminary opinion for copper (nano) and colloidal copper (nano), SCCS states that it is unable to carry out a safety assessment of the nanomaterials copper and colloidal copper when used in leave-on and rinse-off dermal and oral cosmetic products, including skin, nail and cuticle, hair and scalp, and oral hygiene products, at a maximum...
EC Committee Preliminary Opinions on Hydroxyapatite (Nano) Available for Comment
On November 9, 2020, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published two draft opinions for public comment.  In the preliminary opinion on hydroxyapatite (nano), SCCS considered whether the nanomaterial hydroxyapatite is safe when used in leave-on and rinse-off dermal and oral cosmetic products according to...
European Commission Requests Scientific Opinion on UV- NanoFilter HAA299
On November 2, 2020, the European Commission (EC) requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the ultraviolet (UV) filter HAA299 (nano) (chemical name “2-(4-(2-(4-Diethylamino-2 hydroxy-benzoyl)-benzoyl)-piperazine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl)-(4-diethylamino-2-hydroxyphenyl)-methanone”).  According to the EC’s...
EUON survey shows that EU citizens demand better labelling of everyday products containing nanomaterials
A study, commissioned by the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), measured and analysed how citizens perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to our health and the environment. The results confirm that concerns often correlate with a lack of awareness of nanomaterials. People who know more about nanomaterials tend to be less concerned...
NIA Member Endomag raises $20m Series D scale-up capital
NIA Member Endomag raised $20m Series D scale-up capital to expand access to new advanced breast surgery techniques enabled by Endomag’s products. Read all about in Business Weekly HERE.
ECETOC launches NanoApp
The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) just launched its brand new NanoApp. We were very lucky to have them present and demonstrate it at our latest annual symposium. The web-based tool has been designed to help industry register  nanomaterials (chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used...
Open access to JRC Research Infrastructures
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.
NIA Member, Vireo Advisors, Hosts SRA Workshop on Responsible Innovation of Advanced Materials and Technologie
Vireo Advisors is hosting a virtual workshop on Sunday December 13th as part of the Society for Risk Analysis’ Annual Meeting to discuss key issues facing the responsible innovation of advanced materials and technologies.
ECHA publishes manual to support registration dossiers containing nanoforms
 ECHA has published a manual to support the preparation of dossiers contaning nanoforms.  The comprehensive guide includes the specific requirements for single or sets of nanoforms, composition and analytical requirememnts (Annex VI), endpoint sections (Annex VII-X), and opt out scenarios.
NIA response to the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment
The NIA broadly welcomes the EU’s recently published Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment. It is a positive step forward towards delivering the Green Deal and the strategy highlights the importance of the chemicals sector overall and the fact that Europe already has within REACH one of the most comprehensive...
NIA kicks off a quarterly 'Standards priorities for Members' with report and webinar
 As part of a service expansion to Members, NIA launched its service focussed on standards topics relevant to nanomaterials, with first quarterly report published in September, followed by a dedicated webinar in October. Delivered by Denic Koltsov, of Brec Solutions, the report covered ISO TC229, ISO TC24/SC4,  CEN TC352 and ongoing trends.
Workshop on Gap Analysis and Data Requirements to support TG and GD Development - catch up
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.
ECHA holds 2020 stakeholder meeting
As a stakeholder to ECHA, NIA took part in the online 2020 Stakeholder meeting on October 29.  Whilst covering the full scope of work from ECHA, work relevant to nanomaterials directly and indirectly was covered through topics including: