New DaNa Article 2018
Engineered nanomaterials are intentionally and unintentionally released into the environment, which might pose a risk to the ecosystem. To estimate this potential risk it is therefore necessary to accurately detect quantify the amounts of nanomaterials released into the environment. How can we detect nanomaterials in the environment & in environmental organisms? What are the challenges for environmental samples?The recently published DaNa-article "Detecting nanomaterials in the environment" will answer these and other questions which can be found in our Cross-Cutting...

EFSA guidance nanotechnology 2018
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its guidance on how to assess the safety of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. The guidance gives practical suggestions on the types of testing that are needed and the methods that can be applied. Reinhilde Schoonjans, a risk assessment scientist at EFSA, said: “This guidance is very timely because it gives applicants the tools they need to prepare complete nanotechnology applications and equips risk assessors such as EFSA with the appropriate tools to evaluate their safety”.This document, which focuses on the...

ContactPoint Nano Switzerland
A new contact point for start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and industry has been created to pool scientific and regulatory knowledge and expertise available in Switzerland about nanotechnology. contactpointnano.ch is intended to build bridges between research and innovative application. Switzerland is one of the world's leading countries in nano-research. There are however plenty of questions when trying to apply the existing knowledge into practice and fully exhaust the potential of nanomaterials, be it the characterization of new materials, safe handling thereof or...

On 18.09.2018 at 2pm, the Nanotox2018 will start with an "Opening Ceremony" at the Dorint Kongresshotel in Neuss (close to Duesseldorf), Germany You will expect 3.5 days with exciting lectures by well-known speakers (see http://nanotox2018.org/Programme.html) and numerous posters. Registration at a reduced price and the submission of last-minute posters is still possible.  Important dates:Deadline for Last Minute Poster Submissions 29 June 2018Deadline of Early Bird Registration 20 July 2018Deadline for appearance in the list of participants 31 August...

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