SCCS OPINION on new coating for Titanium Dioxide (nano form) (20.05.2024)
The SCCS has released an opinion on the safety of Titanium Dioxide (nano) coated with a combination of w/w 6% Aluminium Hydroxide, 14% Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate and 10% Dimethicone, for use as UV filter in dermally applied cosmetic products. Based on the provided information, the SCCS is of the view that there are a number of uncertainties and...
EU publishes Scientific Advice on Titanium dioxide (TiO2)
(CAS/EC numbers 13463-67-7/236-675-5, 1317-70-0/215-280- 1, 1317-80-2/215-282-2) (13.05.2024)
NIA Regulatory Committee
The NIA’s newly formed Regulatory Committee held its first meeting on 6 June with members from across Europe and the USA attending. The Regulatory Committee is the first outcome from the NIA’s strategy review and has been formed to assess and address any global regulatory  issue, regulation or standard that is current or proposed that may have a...
NIA at IndTech 2024
NIA at the LEARN General Assembly
NIA’s Interim Director General, Sean Kelly, recently attended the annual General Assembly for the LEARN project in which NIA participates. Sean led the partners in an exploitation planning workshop to help develop business plans for some of the key potential exploitations that are emerging from this project on air quality in schools.
nanoPASS Hosts Webinar on Advanced Methodologies for Regulatory Testing of Nanomaterials
15 May 2024-  In a significant move to advance the safety and regulatory testing of chemicals and materials, the nanoPASS project hosted an impactful webinar titled "AOPs: A Tool to Include NAMs into Regulatory Testing" on April 11, 2024. This session highlighted the shift away from traditional animal testing towards adopting New Approach...
NIA Joins The Particles Platform
In its commitment to support its members and engage collaboratively with peer organizations, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has become a part of The Particles Platform. This informal network of associations fosters connections, facilitates the exchange of information, and pursues joint advocacy efforts concerning...
The European Commission published an amendment to the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on the use of 13 nanomaterials in cosmetics products
The Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 was developed to provide a high level of protection to human health for cosmetic products containing nanomaterials and the European Commission routinely requests opinions to the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) whenever a concern arises regarding the safety of a particular nanomaterial.  
Nanotechnology Industries Association Welcomes New Board of Directors
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), the leading global voice for for the nanotechnology community since 2005,  announces  its new Board of Directors, elected during its Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Ensuring OECD Guidelines for nano and advanced materials
Since its inception in 2017, the Mata Initiative has focused on revising OECD Test Guidelines (TG) and Guidance Documents (GD) to make them suitable for nano and advanced materials. These guidelines are crucial for both the industry and regulatory bodies in the assessment and testing of chemicals, playing a key role in the effective...
Global Insights on Nanomaterial Safety: Highlights from the OECD's WPMN Round Table
The OECD has published the Round Table information from the WPMN meeting held in June 2023 (period June 2022-June 2023), entitled “Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Advanced Materials – Tour de Table”.
OECD SG Advanced Materials
The NIA, as part of the OECD Steering Group of Advanced Materials, met on the 22 January 2024 as part of a series of meetings to validate tools developed to anticipate safety issues on novel materials such as advanced materials.
Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative (NBCI) Sign Landmark Memorandum of Understanding
In a significant move towards fostering international cooperation in the field of nanotechnology and advanced materials, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and the Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative (NBCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15  November 2023. This groundbreaking agreement marks a new era of...