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’.
NIA March Newsletter Published
NIA is pleased to launch the March edition of our Newsletter 'NanoNews'.
The NIA Nano-Blog: March 12, 2019
March 12 2019 Nano in Test Guidelines (TG) NIA attended the recent OECD Working Party of Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) Meeting in Paris. The OECD Test Guidelines underpin chemical test methods globally and in Europe, including REACH regulation.  At the OECD WPMN, work between Members to develop and revise several OECD Test Guidelines (TG)...
NIA kick starts nanomaterials governance project Gov4Nano NIA is pleased to be part of a significant international consortium, led by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) within the H2020-funded project Gov4Nano.
NIA's DG takes part in EESC and Industry4EU Panel on call for EU Industrial Policy
NIA's Dr Claire Skentelbery was part of a high level round table co-hosted by Industry4Europe, a coalition of over 140 industry associations and the European Economic and Social Affairs Committee (EESC), titled ‘EU Industrial Policy: Results and prospects for the next institutional cycle’, together with the EESC.
JRC launches call for 'Research Infrastructures for Training and Capacity Building for Enlargement and Integration Countries'
Europe's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for its Nanotechnology Laboratory to enable access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers from Lead User Institution, User Institutions and SMEs.  Eligible countries include: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova...
Springer Nature adds 22 million patents to Nano database
The publisher Springer (publisher of Nature Nano among others) has added a search module to its nanotechnology research database Nano, where now over 22 million patents related to nano can be serached.
NanoSafety Cluster Winter Newsletter 2019
Discover  the NSC Newsletter Winter 2019, and the first of the regular updates from the NanoSafety Cluster Coordination Team. READ HERE  
JRC publish overview of concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial
The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has today published a comprehensive report on concepts and terms used in the European Commission's definition of nanomaterial. The report 'aims to provide clarifications of the key concepts and terms that are used in the EC NM definition, and discusses them in a regulatory context.'
NIA Member Cerion Advanced Materials invests $1.5 million to become dedicated analytics facility for nanoscale materials
Cerion Advanced Materials has invested $1.5 million in analytical equipment to bring routine characterization of metal, metal oxide, and ceramic nanomaterials in-house.
Chemspec Nanopavilion 2019 Webinar
NIA was delighted to host a webinar introducing participants in the 2019 Chemspec NanoPavilion and you can catch up with our presenters on our YouTube Channel.
Read NIA's latest NanoNews
NIA's latest newsletter NanoNews is now available HERE.
NIA comments to Basel Convention and nanowaste
NIA has provided its comments to the United Nations ‘Report on issues related to waste containing nanomaterials and options for further work under the Basel Convention'. The report is comprehensive and provide an overview of the current aspects of waste containing nanomaterial.  However, NIA points out that a number of the issues presented, are...