News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Visit NIA at EuroNanoForum 2017
NIA is delighted to be sharing a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 with Joanneum Research, University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE). The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops and other activities including a showcasing of industry developments in new sectors, safe-by-design  tools and...
EU Project EC4SafeNano launches with a Survey on Needs and Priorities
The European Commission Horizon 2020 project establishing a European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4SafeNano, has now been launched. EC4SafeNano aims to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.
NIA launches Regulatory Digest
6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest.  This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.
2017 symposium in Brussels spring sunshine
NIA Members and the wider nano community came together in Brussels on a sunny spring day to lift the lid on latest global regulatory news and take a look at Safer by Design as a tool in sustainable business.
NIA provides comments to Swedish consultation on nanoproduct register
The NIA provided comments on the 24th of March 2017 to the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) on their consultation to require reporting of nanomaterials in products to the Swedish Product Register. 
NIA Meeting report from 16th EC CASG-nano Meeting available
NIA attended the 16th European Commission CASG-nano Meeting 14-15 March, 2017. The NIA Meeting Report is now available for NIA Members (requires log-in). 
NIA Consultation on SCCS Nano TiO2 as UV-filter in Sprays Draft Opinion
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) released a draft opinion on nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as a UV-filter in sprayable cosmetics. SCCS will receive comments on this opinion until 14 May 2017.
SCCS considers Three coated Nano TiO2 Safe for use as UV-filter in Cosmetics
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) finalised its opinion on the safety of the nanoform of titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as UV-filter in dermally-applied cosmetics and coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide or triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Council releases Position on Medical Devices Regulation ahead of European Parliament committee vote on 21 March - UPDATE
On 7 March 2017, the Council of the European Union released its position with a view to the adoption of a Regulation on Medical Devices. The Council, the European Parliament and the Commission had reached  an agreement in June 2016.
ECHA consults CARACAL on Nanomaterial Draft Guidance for Human Health endpoints
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has provided a draft update of the Appendices to Chapters R.7a and R7.c of the Guidance on IR&CSA (Endpoint specific guidance) on “recommendations for nanomaterials” regarding human health endpoints  
NANOGENTOOLS publishes first Newsletter and launches a Survey on Nanomaterial Safety Management and the Safe-By-Design Concept
The Horizon 2020 NANOGENTOOLS project, dedicated to supporting nanotechnology industries with their work on nanosafety, has developed its first newsletter after a year of Research and Innovation Staff Exchange.
US EPA proposes Significant New Use Rule for Carbon Nanotubes
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) proposed a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) with recordkeeping requirements for the substance defined as: 'bimodal mixture consisting of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and other classes of carbon nanotubes (generic)'
NIA will attend the upcomming CASG-nano meeting in March
NIA will attend the European Commission Competent Authorities Sub-Group on Nanomaterials (CASG-nano) meeting that will be held in March 2017. Topics that are expected to be discussed are e.g. options for REACH Annexes and the review of the nanomaterials definition. 
ECHA Board of Appeals rules in favour of Industry and annuls Decision requiring Information on nanoforms of TiO2
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a Decision annulling a 2014 Decision requiring additional information on titanium dioxide (TiO2) substance identity as well as a list of phases, forms and surface treatments for sub-pigmentary (i.e. nano) forms. This decision was first contested in September 2014. The appeal...
NIA accepted as Registered Stakeholder to EFSA
NIA has been accepted as  Registered Stakeholder to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).  EFSA provides independent scientific advice to the decision makers who regulate food safety in Europe, with the mission to protect consumers, animals and the environment from food-related risks.
NIA hosts open webinar: Nanotech priorities in 2017 and support for members
The NIA team hosted an open webinar on February 21 - bringing together members and non-members to share regulatory priorities for nano in 2017.  These include the pending nanomaterials definition, REACH annex updates and hot topics such as the current situation surrounding titanium dioxide.  The webinar then focussed on how the NIA supports...
NIA signs Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
The NIA joined over 100 association signatories to call on the European Commission to met its objective of increasing the share of industry in European GDP to 20% by 2020. The NIA, as one of many associations representing different aspects of manufacturing, encourages the EC to:
Intern advert - join the NIA
The NIA has an opportunity for a person to join us from March 2017 and play a core role in our Brussels office plus European travel.  The candidate will have the opportunity to join a motivated small team and gain direct, in depth experience with industry actors in the tasks of delivering nanotechnology innovation within a robust regulatory...
NIA launches a Funding Tracker for members
The NIA has launched a Funding Tracker to support members in funding development and collaboration. The Funding Tracker will monitor R&D funding opportunities for members and support them to identify the best tools, ideas and partnerships for successful grant applications and collaborations.  The Funding Tracker will fit across NIA member...
New OECD Publication addresses Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD WPMN) has released a new publication of its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials