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News & Alerts

NIA provides Views on Commission's Second Nano Regulatory Review in Industry Periodical
The NIA's David Carlander has written an article about the association's opinion of the EC's second regulatory review on nanomaterials. Published in a leading chemicals industry periodical and entitled The legal framework is there, the piece highlights the NIA's broadly positive feelings toward the recent review
NIA responds to Changes proposed for Danish Chemicals Act
The NIA has issued a response to the Danish Ministry of the Environment following its announcement that it plans to create a national database of nanotechnology-related products. The NIA 'anticipates that the provided comments will be considered...during...revision of the chemical law'
NIA DG impressed by Achievements of Iranian Nanotechnologists
The Director General of NIA, Steffi Friedrichs, recently commented that she had been "positively surprised" with the state of Iran's nanotechnology industry. The Director General had been invited to participate at the recent Iran Nano Commercialization Forum as a 'senior expert'
NIA responds to EC Call for Information on Safety of Medical Devices containing Nanomaterials
The NIA has responded to a request for information and expert input required for an investigation into the safety of nanomaterials in medical devices. The response by was made following a period of consultation it had held with its members. The call was issued by EC SCENIHR
NIA welcomes 2nd Regulatory Review of Nanomaterials
'The Communication from the European Commission provides an accurate and relevant description of the current status', comments Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director General of the NIA, in an interview with Chemical Watch on the publication of the EC's 2nd Regulatory Review of Nanomaterials
PROSPECT Expert Team calls for more Vigilance during Nanomaterial Safety Tests
Experts from the PROSPECT project have posted detailed comments on the recently published and publicly discussed research paper on Soybean susceptibility to manufactured nanomaterials with evidence for food quality and soil fertility interruption by Priester et al.
PROSPECT Project helps inform EC JRC Report on Measurement Requirements for Nanomaterials
Work carried out by the NIA-led PROSPECT project has been cited in a report recently published by the EC's JRC. The publication found that 'no currently available measurement method for nanomaterials can be universally used for determining whether the Commission's recommended definition can be fulfilled'
NIA provides Industrial Stakeholder Feedback at European Project Meeting
The NIA's Director General, Dr. Steffi Friedrichs, was part of a panel discussion at a recent stakeholders workshop for the EU funded project, Nanogenotox. NIA represented one of the 'main categories of stakeholders...[the] professional federations representing companies'
Article details NIA Comments on US FDA Draft Documents
An article published by Chemical Watch has highlighted comments recently submitted by the NIA to draft documents published by the US FDA
NIA urges FDA to intensify the Support of internationally harmonised Efforts on the Interpretation of Nanomaterials
On 21 July 2012, ahead of the US FDA's 25 July deadline, the NIA submitted replies to the two Draft FDA Guidance documents that had been published by the FDA in April 2012
NIA Comments featured in Submissions to SAICM Global Plan of Action
Comments provided by the NIA to SAICM Global Plan of Action are included in the list of official submissions received from stakeholders. The comments can be found in an information document that will be used at the upcoming third International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3)
Interview profiles the NIA, highlights Work done and future Plans
An interview recently published by Research Media Ltd. has profiled the NIA, calling it 'one of the most proactive stakeholders within the nanotechnologies community'. In the interview, the NIA's Director General Steffi Friedrichs details the association's values, on-going work in the field and plans for the future
Article highlights Discussions held at NIA REACH Symposium
Discussions held as part of the NIA's Within REACH!? symposium have been covered in an article published today by Chemical Watch. The article, entitled Which way now for nanomaterials and REACH?, discusses the various proposals that have been put forth about how best 'to systematically collect data and information on...nanomaterials'
NIA outlines how nanotechnology could benefit the Agriculture Industry
In an article published by the magazine Farmers Weekly, the NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, outlined the benefits nanotechnology applications are set to bring to the agriculture sector. The article, entitled Think smart and small for the future of crop protection, also looks at how another technology, robotics, could be used 'to carry...
NIA is instrumental in bringing together key Nanotechnology Stakeholders from across the Globe
'The NIA is instrumental in bringing together key nano stakeholders from across the globe', commences a profile on NIA in the current issue of the magazine International Innovation. Dr Steffi Friedrichs, NIA Director General, draws particular attention to the public-private partnerships that the NIA facilitates, and the collaborations it harnesses
NIA: Key Activities in Support of Nanoscale Materials in Commercial Sunscreen Products
The current issue of Nanotechnology Law & Business (Vol 9.1) features an article on the Use of Nanoscale Materials in Commercial Sunscreen Products. Written by lawyers from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., the article discusses 'the rise to prominence of nanoscale titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as ingredients of sunscreen formulations'
NIA Reply to SCENIHR's Call for Information on Nanosilver is now available
In response to the Call for Information for Nanosilver by the EC's SCENIHR, NIA submitted, on 4 June 2012, a reply to the call on behalf of its Members
NIA fears for gradual Nanotechnology Innovation
In an interview with Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), the NIA raised concerns about the implementability of the EC's recommendation of a definition of the term 'nanomaterial'. "Instead of a business development possibility, it is much more a threat of costly product compliance," Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director General of the NIA...
NIA represented at NanoSafety Symposium
The NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, gave a presentation at the recently held Safety Issues and Regulatory Challenges of Nanomaterials symposium, covering the topics of industry needs and research activities. The event was coordinated by the EC JRC along with four European seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects, and was attended by...
NIA provides comments to the Global Plan of Action of SAICM
The NIA has submitted detailed comments to a proposal from the government of Switzerland that recommends activities relating to nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials to be added to the Global Plan of Action of SAICM