NIA's Nanopavilion at Chemspec
NIA was proud to host its inaugural Nanopavilion at Chemspec on June 26-27 in Basel.  Eight NIA Members from Europe, US and Canada joined us on the 40m² pavilion dedicated to nanotechnology, building their profile to global business clients and helping showcase what nano can do for you.  
Environment Council conclusions on nanomaterials
On 26 June the EU Environment Minsters adopted conclusions from their meeting. Among the conclusions nanomaterials were mentioned as follows:
EC call for data on nano gold, platinum and copper as cosmetic ingredients - Deadline 10 November 2019
On 11 June 2019, the Commission published a call for data to get information on of gold, platinum and copper under the framework of the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. 
New OECD publications on nanosafety
The OECD has just published two Publications in the OECD Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
New NIA webinars available on YouTube
NIA had the pleasure of hosting two interesting webinars lately.
NanoSafety Cluster publishes Spring Newsletter
The NanoSafety Cluster, a coalition of research projects funded by the European Commission, has published its spring newsletter, where the 40+ projects currently in action report their news and present opportunities to the wider world to get involved in activities.
France to ban E171, Titanium Dioxide, in foods from 1 January 2020
The French government release a press release on April 17, 2019, informing that they are banning titanium dioxide in foods from 1 January 2020. The decision, from the Ministry of Environment and from the Ministry of Economy, will be published shortly as a ministerial decree.  E171 is used in foods e.g. mainly as whitener agent.  
NIA Nano-Blog, April 12 2019
7 March, Lisbon: REACH CLP and BPR NIA presented ‘nanomaterials under REACH’ at an excellent conference that grew from the LinkedIn Group REACH, CLP and Biocides Regulations and hosted by the enthusiastic Carlos Miguel Fazendeiro. The meeting was attended by 120 people and you can catch up with the event from its short video. 20 March, Brussels:...
Minutes from SCCS Nano Working Group March Meeting
The European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has a dedicated Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products. The minutes from its meeting on 28th of March has recently been made available. 
SCCS discuss update to Cosmetics Nano Guidance - Possible adoption in June
At its meeting in March, the European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) discussed its revision of the Nano Guidance document. The minutes of the meeting indicates that the checklists for Applicant should also be revised.
EFSA Stakeholder workshop on nanoscience and nanotechnology 1-2 April
The European Food Safety Authority arrange this meeting, with about 60 participants, mainly from industry, to gather first views and inputs on the EFSA 2018 ‘Guidance on risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health’
NIA Nano Associations Webinar
NIA was delighted to host a webinar  on good practices in supporting your national nano-community, how to get started and how to work together for a strong international impact. The meeting features NIA’s National Association Members to share good practise, lessons learned and future opportunities. You can catch up with our presenters on our...
NIA celebrates its 8th Annual Symposium in Brussels
NIA welcomed Members and guests to its 8th Annual Symposium in Brussels on March 27th 2019.   The day long event addressed key aspects of successful commercial delivery of nanotechnologies, including societal position, novel applications, challenges through the business pipeline, plus policy and regulator future vision.
SCCS publish preliminary opinion on solubility of Synthetic Amorphous Silica – Deadline 17 May 2019
The European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently published a draft opinion on solubility of Synthetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The draft is out for public comments until 17 May 2019. 
ECHA includes Carbon Nanotubes for substance evaluation plan 2019-2021
In the latest Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP), published 19 March, Carbon nanotubes are to be evaluated by Germany in 2019, due to initial grounds of concerns as ‘suspected carcinogen, other hazard based concern, wide dispersive use, consumer use, exposure of environment, cumulative exposure’.
NIA March Newsletter Published
NIA is pleased to launch the March edition of our Newsletter 'NanoNews'.
The NIA Nano-Blog: March 12, 2019
March 12 2019 Nano in Test Guidelines (TG) NIA attended the recent OECD Working Party of Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) Meeting in Paris. The OECD Test Guidelines underpin chemical test methods globally and in Europe, including REACH regulation.  At the OECD WPMN, work between Members to develop and revise several OECD Test Guidelines (TG)...
NIA kick starts nanomaterials governance project Gov4Nano NIA is pleased to be part of a significant international consortium, led by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) within the H2020-funded project Gov4Nano.
NIA's DG takes part in EESC and Industry4EU Panel on call for EU Industrial Policy
NIA's Dr Claire Skentelbery was part of a high level round table co-hosted by Industry4Europe, a coalition of over 140 industry associations and the European Economic and Social Affairs Committee (EESC), titled ‘EU Industrial Policy: Results and prospects for the next institutional cycle’, together with the EESC.
JRC launches call for 'Research Infrastructures for Training and Capacity Building for Enlargement and Integration Countries'
Europe's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for its Nanotechnology Laboratory to enable access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers from Lead User Institution, User Institutions and SMEs.  Eligible countries include: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova...