NIA Member Promethean Particles featured in 'Speciality Chemicals' magazine
 Busy NIA Member Promethian Particles features in the current issue of 'Speciality Chemicals' magazine, looking at the challenges of getting nanomaterials into increasingly complex supply chains.
ECHA launches EU Chemicals Legislation Finder
ECHA has launched the EUCLEF platform, through which  information on 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation can now be accessed.  Companies can use EUCLEF to navigate through the EU chemicals legislative framework and find relevant information on how their substances are regulated across the EU. It is intended to support SMEs in particular and the...
New publication of the JRC about the definition of nanomaterials by the European Commission
The JRC of the European Commission has recently published a new policy report providing a an overview of concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial. Read the full report HERE
NIA's Regulatory Monitoring Database updated
NIA's Global Regulatory Monitoring Database has been updated to reflect important updates from REACH and other regulatory frameworks within the EU.  Updates for Members include:
EUON published NIA nanopinion: 'Nanoplastics' - it's a name game
NIA is pleased to have contributed the Nanopinion 'Nanoplastics' - it's a name game, published on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON).
TRGS 527 'Activities with Nanomaterials' published in english version by BAuA
Germany's Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published an english version of the Technical Rule for Hazardous Substance (TRGS) 527 'Activities with Nanomaterials'.  The TRGS address technology, occupational safety and health, and occupational hygiene, with the Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) establishing the...
NIA welcomes new Associate Member Covance CPC Regulatory Consultancy
NIA is delighted to welcome it's first Associate Member from the contract research organisation (CRO) community, critical actors in successful nanomaterials market access and uptake.  Covance CPC Regulatory Consultancy is part of the global CRO company Covance, which is involved in facilitating novel medicines to market.
NIA welcomes new Corporate Member Talga Technologies
NIA is delighted to welcome Talga Technologies as a new Corporate Member.  Talga Technologies undertakes product research and  development for Talga, an advanced material company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia.
ECHA hosts webinar 'Registering nanoforms – practical advice': Recording available plus annotated Q&As for NIA Members
NIA took part in the ECHA-hosted webinar “Registering nanoforms: practical advice”, hosted in response to the, according to ECHA, relatively low number of REACH dossier updates on January 1 for nanoforms, and the quality of information in the dossiers submitted. This will be part of more actions in 2020 to help support the successful completion of...
NanoSafety Cluster Winter Newsletter published
The NanoSafety Cluster, representing major H2020 projects in nanosafety, published its Winter News today, with NIA and its projects featuring in this edition. 
‘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.