‘Nanoplastics’ terminology in focus - Position Paper from NIA
Thursday February 13, 2020: The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) brings a spotlight to increasing use of the term ‘Nanoplastics’ in reporting of plastics, primarily within an environmental context, reflecting increasing concern on the use and inappropriate disposal of plastics.
ECHA running webinar to register nanoforms on 24 February
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will have a webinar on 24 February 2020 to give advice to companies when they register nanoforms of substances. The webinar will present lessons learned and give examples of best practice.  Since 1 January 2020 substance registrations should include information in the dossier of nanoforms fullfilling the...
Minutes of EFSA Working Group on Nanotechnologies January meeting
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just published the minutes of the 8th EFSA Cross Cutting Working Group on Nanotechnologies meeting held on 17 January. The meeting discussed among other things, the October request from the European Commission to develop a Technical guidance to establish the presence of particles in the nanoscale.
Minutes from January SCCS WG on nanomaterials in cosmetics available
On 22 January, the EC Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) working group on nanomaterials in cosmetic products held its latest meeting.  The topics for discussion included e.g. a request from DG GROW for a joined memorandum of concerns with the Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and Emerging Risks (SCHEER). The WG also discussed...
Nano in Business - Nanomaterials for Dual use webinar, now available!
Catch up with our latest Nano in Business webinar: Nanomaterials for Dual Use.  Find out how nanomaterials can be developed for dual use, with the associated technical, regulatory and business pathways.
JRC Report on identification of nanomaterials
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) have just published their 2nd report related to the EC nanomaterials definition recommendation
Revised REACH Annex II Safety Data Sheets
At the 19-20 November meeting of CARACAL Committee an update of REACH Annex II was given a favourable opinion by all the Member States
Christmas NanoNews!
Our Christmas newsletter is now available! Read the recap of our past year including new members, webinars and highlights. We look forward to more meaningful collaborations with our Members in 2020. Read here.
Watch our latest webinar on regulatory priorities within nanotechnology
Our latest webinar on regulatory priorities within nanotechnology featuring NIA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dr David Carlander was held on December 10th. Watch here.
Nanomedicine fast outpacing regulatory framework development - new JRC Report
The JRC has published a detailed report into the slow development of regulatory framework around nanomedicines, highlighting a common challenge in all emerging technologies, that science and applications accelerate far more quickly than the regulatory ecosystem in which they operate.
ECHA publishes nanoform guidance 28 days ahead of regulation implementation date
ECHA has today, 3rd of December, published two guidance documents applicable for nanoforms of chemical substances under REACH. 
Nano opinion in EUON from EU-OSHA
The EUON (European Observatory on Nanomaterials) hosted by ECHA, has a nano opinion section where EU-OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) published on 12 November  '
EC publishes updated Catalogue of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
The EC published a version 2 of the 'Catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics products placed on the market, as notified to the European Commission by Responsible Persons' on 15 November 2019
NIA Member Solvay guest column on nanomaterials in ECHA newsletter
NIA Member Solvay has written a Guest column in ECHA's latest newsletter 'Solvay’s view on new requirements for nanomaterials' published on 14 November.  Solvay has for a long time 'engaged in a proactive dialogue on nanomaterials with national authorities and European agencies to help clarify the data required for nanoforms that are placed on the...
Slides and recording avilable from ECHA REACH Nanoform webinar 12 November
On 12 November ECHA held a webinar 'Getting ready for revised REACH information requirements for nanoforms'.  The webinar and slides presented are available at the ECHA webinar page. 
Winning ways for NIA Members
NIA Members have been busy winning prizes this autumn and we are delighted to celebrate with them! Endomag (UK): Endomag won not one, but two prizes – will the winning never end? Winners at TechTrack100 for Best Management Team, headed by our very own Eric Mayes, CEO and 'Best Established Medtech Company' at the OBN Awards.
NIA launches 'Nanoplastics' terminology consultation with Members
Nanoplastics is a generic term increasingly being used to define materials that fall into the nanoscale, primarily as a result of disposal and degradation of materials from the larger scale. 
Nanomaterial discussions at CARCAL meeting 6-7 November 2019
During the CARACAL meeting 6-7 November, several topics related to nanomaterials were raised.  NIA Members will find more information in the Members Area (log in required). 
Nano-Risk Governance Portal: Introduction and Launch
caLibrate recently held a webinar to introduce caLIBRAte Nano-Risk Governance Portal - a state-of-the-art one stop shop site to support nano-risk governance The Portal will provide: