News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NIA EXCLUSIVE - 33% off Blood Analysis: Current Challenges and Micro/Nano Solutions
NIA Members can get a 33% discount on attending this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount for Micro | Nano | Mems 2015
NIA Members can get a 10% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details.
NANoREG Nanomaterial Provider offering its Services to NIA Members
Fluorescent silica nanobeads that are widely used by the NANoREG project have now been made available by NIA Member ​HiQ-Nano. The nanoparticles were initially provided by the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia
UPDATE: Third NIA Members Quarterly Webinar - 17 December 2014 - Presentations now Available
Following on from the success of NIA's first and second NIA Members Quarterly Webinars, NIA held its third Quarterly Webinar on 17 December 2014 15:00 CET. The presentation from it has now been made available
NIA Member Endomagnetics receives FDA Approval to begin Trials of nano-enabled Medical Device in US
NIA Member Endomagnetics has announced that it ‘has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the US FDA’ for two of its medical devices, the SentiMag® and the Sienna+®. This approval allows the company ‘to initiate a pivotal [multisite] clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of’ the devices
JRC releases World’s first Certified Reference Material consisting of Silica Nanoparticles
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 comments on Issues Nano faces from Biocides Regulation
NIA’s Director of Advocacy Dr David Carlander has explained that the restrictions posed for nanomaterials by the new Biocidal Products Regulation are “unfortunate”. His comments were reported by two media outlets, Chemical Watch and ENDS Europe
UPDATE: Programme for NIA Symposium ‘Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and -Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve’ + NIA AGM now available
The programme for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) symposium, ‘Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and -Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve’, to be held on 19 November 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, has been made available. This will be followed by NIA’s AGM
NANORA invites Nano Entrepreneurs to explore the Polish Market
The Nano Regions Alliance (NANORA) has invited NIA Members, as well as those otherwise engaged in nanotechnologies, to join it on an exploratory business trip to Poland. The trip will last four days, and the convoy of nano entrepreneurs will visit Warsaw, Poznan and Katowice
NIA Response to EC Consultation calls Nano Transparency Measures that come on top of existing Ones “inappropriate”
NIA has responded to the EC's public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market, commenting that ‘nanomaterials should not be discriminated against based on the sole factor of their size – any transparency measure that would come on top of the existing regulatory framework is therefore inappropriate’. NIA believes that a...
NIA joins NANORA
The Nanotechnology Industries Association has become an associate member of the Nano Regions Alliance (NANORA). NANORA is a ‘unique network of public policy institutions, associations, clusters and research and technology centres’ that support nanotechnology research and business in order to help fully exploit ‘regional nanotechnology potentials’
New Handbook for Notifiers about Australian NICNAS contains Information on Nanomaterials
Australia’s Department of Health has issued a handbook which ‘provide[s] basic information to notifiers about fulfilling NICNAS’s requirements. The handbook contains 12 chapters, although the section on reporting nanomaterials is Appendix H
Presentation from NIA Webinar on Benefiting from Horizon 2020 now available
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) held a webinar on ‘Benefiting from Horizon 2020’ on 4 February 2014. The presentation from the webinar is now available for public download
NIA co-organising NanoForum 2014 - NIA Members can exhibit and attend for free!
NanoForum 2014 is jointly organized by SwedNanoTech and NIA and is free of charge. Members of SwedNanoTech and NIA are entitled to display their businesses for free in the company exhibition area. The exhibition space is limited and the spots are distributed on a first come-first serve basis, so be sure to book your space now!
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 20% Discount on Nanoforum 2014
NIA Members are subject to a 20% discount on registration for this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
ISO publishes second Part of Nanotechnology Occupational Risk Management Standard
ISO has made available for purchase ISO/TS 12901-2: 2014. Published by TC/229, this standard ‘describes the use of a control banding approach for controlling the risks associated with occupational exposures to nano-objects, and their aggregates and agglomerates greater than 100nm (NOAA), even if knowledge regarding their toxicity and quantitative...
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount for NanoEx3
NIA Members can receive a 10% discount when registering for this event - please contact the NIA Events team for more information
OECD launches Innovation Policy Platform; Nanotech one of three included Technologies
The OECD has unveiled a web-based repository of resources that will support better innovation policy-making and analysis. Called the Innovation Policy Platform (IPP), it contains over 300 content pages, 200 OECD reports, and 30 policy briefs, as well as 43 country profiles
JRC unveils Nano Web Platform
The EC's JRC has published an online web platform ‘which is mainly based on links to available information’ on nanomaterials. This is the culmination of efforts by a number of EC services in response to the Commission’s second regulatory review on nanomaterials in 2012, which stated that there was a ‘need for better accessible information’ and...
NIA Webinar - Benefiting from Horizon 2020
On 4 February 2014 NIA will host a free webinar on the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, also known as Horizon 2020