NIA supports joint industry statement for post-Brexit data flow continuation
The European Commission has published a draft adequacy decision to allow the continuation of personal data flows between the EU and the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period. NIA joined a group of health and pharma organizations in a supporting statement for the draft decision: exchange of data will be fundamental in guaranteeing that...
NIA Member Spotlight series 1
BURDINOLA: BRINGING LAB DESIGN INTO SAFE USE OF NANOMATERIALS The NIA is happy to announce the launch of our Member Spotlight series, where we interview a different member every month to learn more about their activities in the world of nano. 
NIA Member SLINTEC launches BreathTech-S³
BreathTech-S³ is the latest addition to the list of innovations by SLINTEC, a low cost, ultra-thin and easily attachable respiratory monitoring smart sensor that has been developed in collaboration with CirQ Labs; another high-tech innovation hub specializing in healthcare solutions. SLINTEC is collaborating with Hirdaramani Group recently in...
NIA January NanoNews Now Available
NIA's January newsletter 'NanoNews' is now out. It introduces our new Director General as well as sets the agenda for the first events of 2021 including our Nano in Business webinars. As usual, you can find all our recent news items regarding regulatory and Member updates. Enjoy the read! Read it here.
NIA Member Solvay to use blockchain for a smooth-running circular economy
NIA Member Solvay has begun testing blockchain technology to trace its products throughout the entire value chain, in a drive to facilitate recycling and develop the circular economy. As part of the European Union-funded Chemchain project, Solvay will participate in a Proof of Concept exercise scheduled to be completed by mid-2021.  Read the full...
NIA Announces New Director General
The Board of Directors of NIA has formally appointed Chiara Venturini to the post of Director General.
OECD project NanoAOP publishes series of reports on their contribution towards the future development and application of AOPs
The OECD project NanoAOP published in December 2020 their contribution towards the future development and application of AOPs for manufactured nanomaterial regulatory decision making by following the principles established by the OECD. The contributions are represented in a series of OECD reports and contributes:  (i)  a  systematic  process  for...
SCCS publishes a priority list of nanomaterials for risk assessment in their final publication regarding “Scientific advice on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics”
The SCCS has published a final paper on their “Scientific advice on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics” as a response to a mandate from the Commission who had previously expressed concerns regarding the intrinsic properties of nanomaterials, as a category, in light of their nano-scale dimension, bio-persistence and insolubility.
The JRC survey on micro(nano) plastics test material requirements ends 15 January
On 18th December 2020 the JRC launched a survey to stakeholders on their requirements regarding test materials for micro(nano) plastic research. The bottom line of this initiative is to better understand which materials may be included in a future repository, as well as to understand the interest of stakeholders in sourcing from such a repository...
Fraunhofer Nanotechnology joins NIA
NIA is pleased to announce that a new Member is joining our association. We are happy to welcome Fraunhofer Nanotechnology FNT. 
NanoHarmony holds webinar on Data requirements in Test Guideline and Guidance Document developement
The H2020 project NanoHarmony (in which NIA is a consortium Member) held a webinar on Test Guidelines and Guidance Document Development on December 16th.
ANSES Evaluates R-Nano Register, Offers Recommendations to Improve Reliability and Optimize Its Use
This is an article from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a Washington D.C. law firm providing decades of experience in the manufacture, handling, and transport of conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural,and specialty chemicals, including product approval and regulation, product defense, and associated business...
NIA's Sean Kelly is a co-author on the recently published "Safe(r) by design implementation in the nanotechnology industry"
NIA's Sean Kelly is a co-author on the recently published "Safe(r) by design implementation in the nanotechnology industry", which provides some of the results from the NanoReg2 project. Great read for those interested in applying SbD in industry. Read the full article here.    
EC Committee Preliminary Opinions on Copper (Nano) and Colloidal Copper (Nano) Available for Comment
In the preliminary opinion for copper (nano) and colloidal copper (nano), SCCS states that it is unable to carry out a safety assessment of the nanomaterials copper and colloidal copper when used in leave-on and rinse-off dermal and oral cosmetic products, including skin, nail and cuticle, hair and scalp, and oral hygiene products, at a maximum...
EC Committee Preliminary Opinions on Hydroxyapatite (Nano) Available for Comment
On November 9, 2020, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published two draft opinions for public comment.  In the preliminary opinion on hydroxyapatite (nano), SCCS considered whether the nanomaterial hydroxyapatite is safe when used in leave-on and rinse-off dermal and oral cosmetic products according to...
European Commission Requests Scientific Opinion on UV- NanoFilter HAA299
On November 2, 2020, the European Commission (EC) requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the ultraviolet (UV) filter HAA299 (nano) (chemical name “2-(4-(2-(4-Diethylamino-2 hydroxy-benzoyl)-benzoyl)-piperazine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl)-(4-diethylamino-2-hydroxyphenyl)-methanone”).  According to the EC’s...
EUON survey shows that EU citizens demand better labelling of everyday products containing nanomaterials
A study, commissioned by the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), measured and analysed how citizens perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to our health and the environment. The results confirm that concerns often correlate with a lack of awareness of nanomaterials. People who know more about nanomaterials tend to be less concerned...