NRP 64 Report
Beginning of March 2017, the National Swiss Research Program NRP 64 has published its final report. Five years of research, 23 research groups with a total of 111 researchers, about 150 publications, several prizes and awards. The national research program "Chances and risks of nanomaterials" (NRP 64), launched at the beginning of 2010 with a framework credit of 12 Million francs, an impressive undertaking. It also pursued an ambitious goal: Understanding how the special properties of synthetic nanomaterials can be used as profitably as possible and simultaneously as risk-free as...

NanoSafety 2017
From October 11th-13th 2017, Saarbrucken in Germany will be hosting the second edition of the Conference "Nanosafety 2017". The event is organised by the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety that deals with safety and security issues concerning nanomaterials and nanoproducts. Nanotechnologies are considered as key enabling technologies. Their applications are based on effects arising from the promising properties and structure of the building blocks of nanomaterials. Sustainable development and implementation of these technologies demand: Safe production and usage of...

Study TiO2 Nanoparticles uptake via ingestion
Ingestion of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles from products such as agricultural chemicals, processed food, and nutritional supplements is nearly unavoidable. The gastrointestinal tract serves as a critical interface between the body and the external environment, and is the site of essential nutrient absorption. A study, published in the journal 'NanoImpact', aimed to examine the effects of ingesting 30 nm TiO2 nanoparticles with an in vitro cell culture model of the small intestinal epithelium. Special focus was to determine how acute or chronic exposure to nano-TiO2 influences...

EC News Science for Policy 2017
A recent study has evaluated frameworks and tools used in Europe to assess the potential health and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials. The study identifies a trend towards tools that provide protocols for conducting experiments, which enable more flexible and efficient hazard testing. Among its conclusions, however, it notes that no existing frameworks meet all the study's evaluation criteria and calls for a new, more comprehensive framework. The study "Frameworks and tools for risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials", conducted under the EU-funded MARINA...

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