News & Alerts

News & Alerts

Canadian Consultation opens on Approaches to Regulating Nanoscale Forms of Substances in the DSL
Environment Canada and Health Canada opened a consultation on a Proposed Approach to address Nanoscale Forms of Substances in the Domestic Substances List. Established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999), the DSL lists substances that are manufactured in or imported into Canada, substances that are not listed are considered...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Belgian Nanomaterials Registry - Deadline 19 March 2015
NIA is collecting questions and comments on the Belgian Royal Decree on the Market Placement of Manufactured Nanoparticle Substances - C-2014/24329
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NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount for Micro | Nano | Mems 2015
NIA Members can get a 10% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details.
EC proposes Nanomaterial Exemption to RoHS 2
The EC is intending to amend the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS 2) regulation in order to create an exemption ‘for cadmium in illumination and display lighting applications’. It has been sent to the European Parliament and EU Council of Ministers for comments; if no opposition is made, the EC’s delegated directive will automatically...
NANoREG Nanomaterial Provider offering its Services to NIA Members
Fluorescent silica nanobeads that are widely used by the NANoREG project have now been made available by NIA Member ​HiQ-Nano. The nanoparticles were initially provided by the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Nanomaterials added to EC approved List of Food Contact Materials
A regulation ‘amending and correcting’ EC Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food shows that three nanomaterials have been approved for such use. Furthermore another material has been amended to allow for the nanoform of it to be used
US EPA enacts SNUR for MWCNT-containing Dispersing Agent
The US EPA has issued a significant new use ruling for a polymer of terephthalic acid and ethyl benzene with multi-walled carbon nanotube (generic). The polymer has also been made subject to a US TSCA section 5(e) consent order as the Agency believes it to ‘present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health and the environment’
NanoRelease Project publishes Report on Food-relevant Nanomaterials
A paper published by the NanoRelease Food Additive project has been published by Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. NIA is one of the partners of the NanoRelease project
NIA underlines Position on Nano Registers in Magazine Article
A recent article by the ENDS Europe, entitled NGOs slam Commission’s nano register position, discussed comments made by a group of NGOs that ‘the Commission’s [working] conclusions [with regard to the transparency measures for nanomaterials] fail to provide the right balance between private and public interests’. NIA was asked for its comments on...
EC SCENIHR releases Final Opinion on Guidance for Nanomaterials used in Medical Devices
The EC SCENIHR has published its final opinion on the Guidance on the Determination of Potential Health Effects of Nanomaterials Used in Medical Devices. This follows a consultation to which eleven organisations, including NIA, responded
US EPA withdraws SNUR for Carbon Nanotube
The US EPA has withdrawn a direct final significant new use ruling (SNUR) for functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). A notification about the SNUR coming into effect was published in late October 2014
UPDATE: Third NIA Members Quarterly Webinar - 17 December 2014 - Presentations now Available
Following on from the success of NIA's first and second NIA Members Quarterly Webinars, NIA held its third Quarterly Webinar on 17 December 2014 15:00 CET. The presentation from it has now been made available
NIA EXCLUSIVE - Report on NIA Symposium: Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and –Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve
NIA has published the report on its 'Symposium: Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and –Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve', which was held on 19 November 2014 in Brussels, Belgium
EC publishes Guidance for Workers and Employers on working safely with Manufactured Nanomaterials
Two separate guidance documents for those working with manufactured nanomaterials have been released by the EC. The first, Working Safely with Manufactured Nanomaterials, is aimed specifically at those handling the materials in the workplace; the second, Guidance on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the potential risks...
BASF discusses Grouping and Read-Across in ECHA Newsletter
The ECHA has interviewed Dr Robert Landsiedel, from NIA Member BASF, in the latest edition of its newsletter. In it Dr Landsiedel discusses ‘using read-across and categories to improve safety of nanomaterials’
Swiss Nano Action Plan extended until 2019
An ‘action plan for synthetic nanomaterials’ that was developed by numerous Swiss Federal Offices has been extended until 2019. Adopted by the country’s Federal Council in April 2008, it ‘illustrates the work required in Switzerland for the safe handling of nanomaterials’
Nanosilver Rinse-off Cosmetics to be excluded from receiving EU Ecolabel
The EC has passed a decision ‘establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for rinse-off cosmetic products’ (2014/893/EU). Criteria for receiving the EU Ecolabel indicates that nanosilver may ‘not be included in the product [seeking the Ecolabel], neither as part of the formulation nor as part of any mixture in the...
NIA Member Endomagnetics receives FDA Approval to begin Trials of nano-enabled Medical Device in US
NIA Member Endomagnetics has announced that it ‘has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the US FDA’ for two of its medical devices, the SentiMag® and the Sienna+®. This approval allows the company ‘to initiate a pivotal [multisite] clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of’ the devices
NIA-coordinated H2020 Project SeeingNano goes live
SeeingNano, a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the Nanotechnology Industries Association, has gone live today. This makes it one of the first H2020 projects to be funded