News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NIA speaks up for Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
In preparation for the upcoming European Parliament debate on the recast of the European Cosmetics Directive, German Tagesschau (News) published the reprint of a radio interview (HR) with the responsible European Parliament rapporteur Dagmar Roth-Behrens (German Social Democrats (SPD)) and Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the NIA
‘Inconsistent Nanosilver Petition should be denied’ — NIA submits Comments to EPA
The NIA has submitted comments to the US EPA on the Petition for Rulemaking Requesting EPA Regulate Nanoscale Silver Products as Pesticides
NIA submits Evidence to UK House of Lords inquiry on ‘Nanotechnologies and Food’
The NIA has submitted Comments on the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee - Call for Evidence: Nanotechnologies and Food. In its comments, the NIA gives evidence on a number of different questions
NIA Comments on EFSA Opinion
This week’s issue of EU Food Law weekly looks in detail at the Scientific Opinion on The Potential Risks Arising from Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies on Food and Feed Safety  published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the 5 March 2009
NIA provides Comments on EFSA Draft Opinion
In a joint effort the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries in the EU (CIAA) and the NIA developed and provided comments to the Draft Opinion of the Scientific Committee on the Potential Risks Arising from Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies on Food and Feed Safety, published for public consultation by EFSA on 17 October 2008
No Support for Mandatory Reporting of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The latest ENDS Report features an article on the recently launched report on Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP)
NIA welcomes Report published by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
The NIA published a full comment on the 27th Report of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP), entitled Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology. In its opening remarks, the NIA points out that it ‘welcomes the RCEP report, and supports many of its findings and recommendations’
Coalition of Trade Associations comments on Plans for Nanomaterials under REACH
The four trade associations CEFIC, NIA, Eurometaux, and IMA Europe have submitted joint comments on two documents presented by the European Commission to the first meeting of the newly-established REACH Competent Authorities sub-group on Nanomaterials (CASG-Nano), held on the 1 and 2 July 2008
NIA wins major Grant for Nanomaterials Test
The NIA has received the first go-ahead on its proposed inter-disciplinary research project, entitled PROSPEcT​; the project represents a 50:50 public-private-partnership with the UK DEFRA to support the OECD Sponsorship Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials
NIA clarifies: Study on Carbon Nanotubes doesn’t mean that Workers or Consumers are at Risk
Following the publication of a study suggesting that multi-walled carbon nanotubes follow a ‘fibre paradigm’, Matthew Dalton investigates for The Wall Street Journal how nanotechnology will be regulated under REACH, the new European chemical legislation that comes into force on 1 June 2008
Scientists support Industries' Safety Claims
The nanotechnology industries remain assured by their occupational and product safety measures throughout the heated debate surrounding the publication of a toxicology study suggesting that multi-walled carbon nanotubes follow a ‘fibre paradigm’ observed - amongst in other fibres - in asbestos
NIA receives RAEng grant to enhance Engineers’ Public Engagement Skills
The NIA has been granted GBP 35,000 to develop and conduct an Advanced Workshop Course in Public Communication and Applied Ethics for Nanotechnologists. The grant was awarded by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Programme
Don't expect Miracle Treatments
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s online edition of Chemistry World today announced the partnership between scientists at UCLA and the private investment firm NanoPacific Holdings; the partnership will develop and market 'nanomachines' to treat cancer, explaining that ‘the first treatments could be ready for clinical trials in as little as three...
NIA warns: Consumers will be confused by Nanoparticle Ban
The NIA criticised the Soil Association’s decision to ban nanoparticles from products that are to be certified with the Soil Association’s ‘organic’ label. In its press release, the Soil Association quotes old and unreliable sources, and quotes other sources out of context
NIA contributes to a Study of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
Today the NIA gave invited evidence to a study of the RCEP (Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution) during a seminar entitled Novel Materials and Applications: How do we manage the emergence of new technologies in democratic society?
NIA response to the release of the Second UK Government Research Report
Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), comments on the Government’s second research report on manufactured nanomaterials
How Responsible is your Nanotechnology?
This month's issue of The Chemical Engineer features a guest article by Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the Nanotechnology Industries Association. In the article, entitled How responsible is your nanotechnology?, Dr Friedrichs sets out the background and principles behind the recently drafted Responsible NanoCode
NIA Ltd launches at the UKNanoForum
Today UKNanoForum, the UK’s biggest nanotechnology trade fair, marks the formation of the NIA as a limited company, enabling the lobbying body to abandon previous restrictions and fully support the unified representation of all nanotechnology industries on a global level
NIA supports Responsible NanoCode Consultation in the US
The NIA today participated in the US launch of the Responsible NanoCode. Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the NIA, introduced the history leading to the initiative to develop the Code for Responsible Nanotechnology, and was followed by Ms Rachel Crossley of Insight Investment, who explained its content and its ‘comply or explain’ background
US Consultation on the Responsible NanoCode: Public Seminar, Panel Discussion & Webcast
The Responsible NanoCode, initiated by The Royal Society, Insight Investment, the NIA and nanoKTN, and developed by a multi-stakeholder Working Group, is today holding a special US Consultation on its first Draft