NIA measures economic health of nanomaterial production and use
NIA has launched a short survey to assess what indicators are valuable to assess the economic health of nanomaterials.    Production and use of nanomaterials is often difficult to measure, with few companies strongly branded for their production and use, despite widespread applications across sectors.  Company focus is primarily on products...
SCCS publish opinion on solubility of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) nano
On 3 July the Europan Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published their Opinion on the Solubility of of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS). 
NIA launches survey on training and assessment for nanomaterials safety
As a partner in H2020 projects key to advancing nanomaterials safety assessment, NIA has launched a short survey to ask its community how if/how undertakes training for staff in nanomaterials safety and if it undertakes any in vitro assessment of materials. The survey is short and participants can remain anonymous.  The survey supports two H2020...
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’.