News & Alerts
Posted on 17 Dec 2015
The Official Journal of the European Union has published the final Novel Foods Regulation (Regulation 2015/2283) text. The legislation was passed by the European Parliament in October by a vote of 359-202, with 127 abstentions and was ratified by the Council of the European Union.
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 7 Dec 2015
Posted on 1 Dec 2015
Today, the Swedish Chemical Agency (KEMI) has proposed an approach to registering nanomaterials to the Swedish Government. KEMI had been tasked with this report in January 2015
Posted on 19 Nov 2015
A new study by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has concluded there is "no causes for significant environmental concerns regarding nanomaterials." The study comes on the heels of four additional studies from the agency this month examining environmental, health and safety effects of nanomaterials. Environmental Assessment of Nanomaterial...
Posted on 12 Nov 2015
Earlier this week, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency issued several new publications addressing environmental and human health risk assessment in nanomaterials:
Posted on 3 Nov 2015
RSVP today for NIA's 2015 Symposium, The Next Decade of Nanotechnology: Creating a Bold Vision for Innovation, for a robust discussion on building the foundations for another successful decade of development in nanotechnology.
NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation - EU Scientific Committee seeks Opinion on Testing Guidance and on Nano-Hydroxyapatite – DEADLINE – 5 January 2016
Posted on 3 Nov 2015
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) has recently opened two consultations on cosmetics that are set to be closed on 8 January 2015
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
Posted on 29 Oct 2015
On 28 October, the Plenary session of the European Parliament approved the Novel Foods Regulation by 359 to 202 votes with 127 abstentions, the text will now have to be ratified by the Council of the European Union before it enters into force
French Member of Parliament and Government exchange on the Labelling of Products containing Nanoparticles
Posted on 29 Oct 2015
The Secretary of State for Trade, Crafts, Consumption and Social and Solidarity Economy replied to a written question of Mr René Rouquet from the National Assembly on nanoparticles in consumer products
Posted on 20 Oct 2015
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the 58th document in their 'Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials,' Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: 2013. The new resource "compiles information...on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials" and is intended...
ECHA Executive Director Urges European Commission to Finalise REACH Annex Revisions for Nanomaterials
Posted on 15 Oct 2015
Today, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament hosted Mr Geert Dancet, Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), for a presentation and discussion on chemical safety regulation progress (begins at 2:25:00).
Posted on 8 Oct 2015
As part of the Membership of NIA to nanotechnology standardisation committees, and on behalf of BSI NTI/1 - Nanotechnologies, the Association has put together a short Members survey on the use of nanotechnology standards
Posted on 24 Sep 2015
Changes are vague, unclear and risk countless products from SMEs across Europe being caught in unnecessary regulation
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
The Nanotechnology Industries Association is currently analysing these programmes on behalf of membership to identify where nanotechnology industries can add value to Horizon 2020 in the coming years
Posted on 18 Sep 2015
The European Commission has formally requested an evaluation of titanium dioxide from their Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). The SCCS had previously assessed titanium dioxide in 2013 and determined that at a concentration up to 25%, it posed no risk to people when used as a UV-filter, however, considered it unsuitable for use in...
Posted on 15 Sep 2015
The NanoValid project, an EC FP7 funded initiative, has issued a questionnaire for the nanotechnology industry to provide feedback on nanomaterial reference needs
Posted on 9 Sep 2015
The Sustainable Nanotechnologies project has released a 12-question survey to help guide the development of their technological alternatives and risk management measures (TARMM) inventory