NIA Open Newsletter September
NIA is delighted to publish it's Open newsletter for September.  CLICK HERE to catch up with latest news from the nano world, plus new NIA Members and an invitation to our Open Webinar on Regulatory Prioriti
NIA welcomes Blue Frog Scientific, CEA and the Czech Nanotechnology Industries Association to the family
NIA is delighted to welcome more Members to its growing family, with three new nano experts to the Association.
Nano in the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory from the European Commission
The Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory is an online monitoring tool
EUON publishes study on nanomaterial pigments
The European Observatory on Nanomaterials (EUON) today published the report from a commissioned work on nanomaterial pigments on the European market. The study found 81 pigments on the market, which are listed in an inventory also on the EUON website.
Nanoscale biofilms in wound healing: NIA Member University of Leeds identifies fundamental processes
Researchers from an NIA member The University of Leeds, have identified the fundamental molecular level processes that go into one of the most common natural healing processes – the scab. It has been known that prior to the hard scab forming, that the blood clots at the site of the wound.
No need to re-open EFSA opinion on titanium dioxide
EFSA published in July its assessment of four recent scientific studies on titanium dioxide.
Novel Nanomaterial for Faster Charging Batteries?
Researchers from The University of Cambridge have identified that niobium tungsten oxides could be used to create electrodes which charge faster than the batteries in use today. The researchers tested two different niobium tungsten dioxides – Nb16W5O55 and Nb18W16O93, which possess crystallographic shear and bronze-like structures, respectively.
Nanoparticles in Better Understand Drug Delivery to the Brain – from NIA Member Imperial College London
Research has emerged from NIA member, Imperial College London, of how to deliver DNA-Au nanoparticles across the blood brain barrier (BBB) to better understand how drugs can be more efficiently delivered to the brain ­­– one of the trickiest parts of the human body to deliver drugs to because of the limitations imposed by the body as to what can...
New Design Principles for Printable Solar Cells from NIA Member Imperial College London
A team of researchers from NIA Member Imperial College London, have collaborated with six other worldwide institutions to help create a new set of rules to help design more efficient organic solar cells, namely those made using non-fullerene acceptor (NFA) materials.
Efficient conversion of heat to electricity from NIA Member University of Birmingham
New research has come out of NIA Member The University of Birmingham, alongside other UK institutions, where a new type of nanowire provides a high conversion of heat energy to electricity.
NIA Member IMEC achieves photovoltaic efficiency record
NIA Member IMEC and Energyville recently set a new efficiency record for photovoltaic (PV) using a 4-terminal Perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic cell. The recorded efficiency was 27.1%.
NIA Member Endomag raises $10 million
Endomag, the NIA Member using magnetic nanoparticles as part of their portfolio of minimally-invasive surgical guidance to ensure cancer can be targeted and removed more accurately, has successfully closed a $10 million Series C funding round.
EUON publishes key parameters for reliable market studies in nanomaterials
The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) has published a study that recommends reviewed data sources, methods and parameters for carrying out market studies on nanomaterials in the EU.  In an important guide for future projects including market studies, EUON identified parameters including:
NanoSafety Cluster Newsletter Summer 2018
The NanoSafety Cluster (NSC), the platform for H2020 funded research into nanosafety, has published its summer 2018 newsletter.
NIA Member Solvay teams up with EPFL in quantum modelling project
NIA Member Solvay has partnered with the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) MARVEL at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, to help scientists better understand how quantum modelling can be effective when developing innovative materials.
EFSA publishes updated Guidance on nanotechnology in food and feed
On July 4, EFSA published its 'Guidance on risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health'. The guidance was earlier this year out for public consultation, and it now enters a 'pilot phase' until the end of 2019.  This guidance focus on human and animal healt...
The future of nanomaterials within REACH - Catch up with the NIA webinar
NIA hosted a well-attended webinar 'the future of nanomaterials in REACH' on Monday July 3.  The 60 minute webinar introduced the nano-specific changes to REACH Annexes approved in April 2018 and potential impact on company amendment and preparation of dossiers.  Watch the webinar again here.
Large scale manufacturing of h-BN realised
There are many 2D materials being created nowadays and many of them have properties superior to graphene. Where hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) differs vastly from graphene, is that is in an electrical insulator (although the band gap can be easily tuned), thus lending itself towards coating, dielectric and field effect transistor (FET)...