Workshop on Gap Analysis and Data Requirements to support TG and GD Development - catch up
The NanoHarmony Project, in which NIA is responsible for stakeholder interaction and which aims to address key end points for nanomaterials, hosted a global online workshop on November 3-5, with expert sessions following by a public plenary meeting.
ECHA holds 2020 stakeholder meeting
As a stakeholder to ECHA, NIA took part in the online 2020 Stakeholder meeting on October 29.  Whilst covering the full scope of work from ECHA, work relevant to nanomaterials directly and indirectly was covered through topics including:
Safe Use of Nanomaterials in the Lab Webinar
Yesterday, NIA hosted a webinar on the  Safe Use of Nanomaterials in the Lab with over 150 registrations.
NIA Member Burdinola launches the Nano Chamber
After almost 4 years of research and development, NIA Member Burdinola has launched the first chamber tested to work with nanoparticles, guaranteeing maximum safety for both the user and the sample.
850 registrants for webinar 'The pathway to Test Guidelines: from science to standards for nanomaterials'
Over 800 registrations were received for the webinar ''The pathway to Test Guidelines: from science to standards for nanomaterials' hosted by the EC-funded projects NanoHarmony (in which NIA is a partner) and NANOMET.
New Board confirmed for NIA at the 2020 AGM
  NIA Corporate Members voted to confirm a new Board at the 2020 AGM, kick starting a 2 year term with the focus to continue NIA's expansion of membership, services to Members and global positioning as the voice of nanotechnology industries.
Blanca Suarez Merino joins NIA as Director of Regulatory Affairs
NIA welcomes Dr Blanca Suarez Merino to the team as Director of Regulatory Affairs, stepping into the shoes of long time NIA team member David Carlander. 
SUNUM, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center joins NIA
NIA is very pleased to welcome its first new Member from Turkey, through SUNUM, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.
Vireo Advisers joins NIA
NIA welcomes Vireo Advisers into the nano family, with an expert team headed by Jo-Anne Shatkin.
ZEON Corporation joins NIA
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is delighted to welcome ZEON Corporation to its growing global community.  ZEON, headquartered in Japan, with 58 operations world-wide, is a speciality materials producer including single wall carbon nanotubes (CNT).  Following the emergence of CNT technologies from Japan, ZEON bec
MWCNT Substance Evaluation Conclusion published by BAuA
 ECHA has published the substance evaluation conclusion for multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), synthetic graphite in tubular shape and tangled, summarising how the information on the substance can be used for the purposes of regulatory risk management.
UK Health and Safety Executive publishes Brexit Chemicals Industry Guidance
          The UK Health and Safety Executive has published latest guidance for the chemicals sector regarding requirements for materials following the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st, 2021. The guideance covers:
Read the latest NanoSafety Cluster newsletter
NanoSafety Cluster published their 20th newsletter. Hear about our various H2020 projects: PATROLS, NanoHarmony and more!   You can read it HERE.
FDA publishes report 'Nanotechnology—Over a Decade of Progress and Innovation'
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the report 'Nanotechnology—Over a Decade of Progress and Innovation'.   The report highlights FDA progression in the field of nanotechnology since it released its last report in 2007, and its role in advancing the public health through regulation of products within its jurisdiction that...
EC launches 'Advanced Technologies for Industry' platform
The European Commission has launched the new online platform 'Advanced Technologies for Industry', which covers technologies, sectors, policy, products, plus EU and global actions. It also maps technology centres and is a hub for data associated with advances in robotics, AI, big data and advanced materials, amongst others.
JRC publishes technical report 'Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics'
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a technical Report from the 2019 meeting (remember them?) 'Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics - Perspectives on nanotechnology and nanoplastics'. 
OECD publishes new Guidance Documents for nanomaterials
The OECD has published the latest Guidance Documents developed for nanomaterials, targeting dissolution and dispersal and sediment testing.
European Commission publishes Brexit preparedness Guides for chemicals and biocides
The European Union has published Brexit preparedness Guides for key areas linked to nanomaterials production and use - primarily chemicals (REACH) and biocidal products - for the end of the transition period on January 1st when the UK ceases to be bound by the internal market and Customs Union. A covering guidance includes:
ECHA updates CARACAL on nanoform dossier updates to May 31st 2020
In the CARACAL meeting of June 30 - July 1, ECHA reported updated figures on REACH dossiers updated for nanoforms.  In the end March CARACAL meeting, ECHA had reported lower than expected dossier updates, with 123 dossiers in total (29 Lead, 90 Member and 4 Individual).  At the end June CARACAL meeting, it was reported that a further 37 unique...
EFSA launches public consultation for small particles in food and feed beyond engineered nanomaterial definition
EFSA (European Food Standards Authority) has launched a public consultation on draft EFSA Guidance on technical requirements for regulated food and feed product applications to establish the presence of small particles including nanoparticles.