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 16 Mar 2016
The National Physical Laboratory (NIA Member) issued a survey for stakeholders involved in nanomaterial analysis to help "shape the future measurement of Nanomaterials in the UK.'
Posted on 28 Nov 2014
The EC JRC has published a Technical Report, describing work carried out ‘to evaluate a number of analytical methods of measuring particle size distributions as required for classification with respect to the EC Recommendation for the definition on nanomaterials’; however, the authors state that guidelines ‘regarding some aspects of the definition...
Posted on 4 Nov 2014
The EC JRC has made available a certified reference material (CRM) that ‘consists of a mixture of near-spherical silica nanoparticles of two distinct sizes in an aqueous solution’. The two sizes of sphere are ‘nominally 20 nm and 80nm in diameter’
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 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 18 Jun 2014
NIA Members can get 10% off of this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
Posted on 10 Jun 2014
Quebec’s IRSST (Institut de recherché Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) has, with the aid of NanoQuebec, published a paper called Measuring, Controlling and Characterizing Nanoparticles – Procedure Applied to Machining and Mechanical Friction. The authors state that it reveals ‘the presence of ultrafine particles in machining...
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 9 May 2014
ECHA is to hold a Topical Scientific Workshop on the Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials. The aim is to ‘discuss and update principles and guidelines for assessing human health and environmental risks of chemical substances in [the] nanoform’. NIA’s Dr Carlander will be a member of the Scientific Committee preparing the...
Posted on 9 May 2014
NIA Members can get £200 off of exhibiting at this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
Posted on 9 Apr 2014
NIA recently participated in a technical workshop discussing the European Commission recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). The NIA meeting report from this meeting is now available for NIA Members
Posted on 25 Mar 2014
The US NNI has released a supplementary document to the US President’s 2015 Budget request submitted to Congress earlier this year. The document contains ‘a description of activities underway in 2013 and 2014 and planned for 2015 by the federal government agencies participating in the NNI’
OECD publishes Expert Meeting Report on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Posted on 5 Mar 2014
The OECD has released a report of an expert meeting it held in January 2013 in Berlin under the auspices of the WPMN. Entitled Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines, the document covers discussions and conclusions from the meeting, which had aimed to ‘(i) discuss the applicability of existing OECD Test...
Posted on 24 Feb 2014
The European Committee for Standardization has issued an open call for five sub-contracted experts to work with its technical committee on nanotechnologies TC/352. The experts will aid in the development and writing of the Technical Specification (TS) Guidance on detection and identification of known nano-objects in complex matrices, which will be...
Posted on 20 Feb 2014
An NIA Member is seeking input from other Members on their experience of using personal nano particle exposure monitors. The questionnaire is brief and will take no more than 5 minutes to complete, but will immeasurably help a fellow Member in their work
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...