News & Alerts
Posted on 21 Apr 2017
NIA will hold a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 on 21-23 June, in Valetta, Malta. Over the three days of the European conference, NIA will share the stand in the EuroNanoForum exhibition jointly with University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE). The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops...
Posted on 6 Apr 2017
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.
Posted on 31 Mar 2017
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.
Posted on 28 Jul 2016
On 18 July, French President François Hollande invited successans beneficiaries of the Worldwide Innovation Challenge 2030 (Concours Mondial d'Innovation 2030) for a ceremony in Paris. Dr Jean-François Perrin, CEO at Nanomakers attended the gathering as an awardee of the second round of the competition
Posted on 10 Dec 2015
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final report of the 'Better Control of Nanomaterials' initiative
Posted on 2 Nov 2015
The German environmental research institute has been tasked with the re-evaluation of the exemption of the use of cadmium quantum dots (Cd QD) in displays and lighting with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from RoHS2 restrictions, the Oeko-Institut consultation will close on 8 January 2016
SCENIHR Position Statement flags Nanomaterials in Medical Imaging and Drug Delivery and Graphene as Emerging Issues
Posted on 10 Apr 2015
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published a Position Statement on emerging and newly identified health risks to be drawn to the attention of the European Commission; this document was adopted at the plenary of the scientific committee of 20 November 2014
Posted on 25 Feb 2015
The EC is intending to amend the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS 2) regulation in order to create an exemption ‘for cadmium in illumination and display lighting applications’. It has been sent to the European Parliament and EU Council of Ministers for comments; if no opposition is made, the EC’s delegated directive will automatically...
ISO/IEC Survey on Standardisation Needs in Graphene and other 2D Materials - Deadline 21 November 2014
Posted on 28 Oct 2014
NIA Member the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) is collecting information on the standardisation needs in graphene and other 2D materials in the form of an online survey. This initiative has been undertaken on behalf of the ISO/TC 229 JWG2, and IEC/TC113
Posted on 16 Sep 2014
The US EPA has published a list of the substances it had received pre-manufacture notices (PMN) for in the period April 2014 to June 2014. Five of these were for nanomaterials
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: Export Control and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies: the Case of Nanotechnologies
Posted on 27 Aug 2014
NIA has written an exclusive Members briefing on how nanotechnologies in dual-use goods and technologies are governed both internationally and by relevant US and EU regulations
Posted on 30 Jul 2014
The EC e-magazine CORDIS Express has devoted its latest issue to looking ‘at a range of research projects focused on developing new applications for nanomaterials as well as honing the risk assessment process’. These projects include applications in medical applications, art restoration, energy and electronics, as well as those related to...
Posted on 15 Jul 2014
NIA Members can get a 40% Discount on attendance to this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more information
Posted on 26 Jun 2014
NIA has compiled an exclusive Members report giving a short and concise description and status update on EU regulations that have included specific provisions related to nanotechnology, and on regulations that are indirectly applicable to nanomaterials
Posted on 18 Jun 2014
The Danish Ministry of the Environment has signaled that the country’s order on the register of mixtures and products containing nanomaterials come into effect today. The first reporting to the nano-product register has to be carried out by 30 August 2015, for the period between 20 June 2014 and 20 June 2015
Posted on 27 May 2014
BASF has described ‘nanotechnology as [an] innovation driver in numerous applications’, and it recently held a Research Press Conference on Nanotechnology: Small dimensions – great opportunities. Dr Andreas Kreimeyer, member of its Board of Executive Directors and Research Executive Director, discussed how nanotechnology helps it “lead the field...
Posted on 22 May 2014
For the first time the NRW Nano-Conference is issuing a call for presentations. To be held in Dortmund in December 2014, the event is offering those who are enthusiastic about nanotechnologies and their societal impact to have the opportunity to present their applications, products and research projects at this event
Posted on 12 May 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to a ISO/IEC new work item proposal on vocabulary for graphene and to three other IEC/TC 113 documents
Posted on 28 Feb 2014
The US NNI has published a 2014 edition of its Strategic Plan. The plan, developed by the Nanoscale, Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee and guided by substantial stakeholder input, ‘describes the NNI vision and goals and the strategies by which these goals are to be achieved, including specific objectives within each of the goals’,...
Posted on 12 Feb 2014
US EPA has promulgated direct final SNURs for 35 substances, 5 of which are nanomaterials. These can be split into two groups: MWCNTs and infused carbon nanostructures (generic). The rulings will come into effect on 14 April 2014, though if ‘written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments’, for a SNUR are received...