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Posted on 26 Nov 2013
This NIA report looks into the notion of 'nano-gap' or 'nano-divide' and examines the pros and cons of nanotechnologies and their impact global development and the on-going fight against poverty
Posted on 4 Nov 2013
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
Posted on 28 Oct 2013
NIA is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only)
Posted on 27 Oct 2013
In a recent interview with BNA Bloomberg’s International Environment Reporter, NIA Director of Advocacy David Carlander stated that the Swedish action plan for nanomaterials had “not thoroughly considered” the potential impact it could have on industry
Posted on 17 Oct 2013
The latest issue of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) newsletter includes a guest column by NIA. In this article the Association states that ‘it is the view of NIA that the registration of nanomaterials in REACH is appropriate, and that additional registration initiatives should be avoided’
Posted on 3 Oct 2013
The EC's Biocides Competent Authorities are set to discuss the approval of the first nanomaterial-based product for use within the European Union in December 2013. The nanomaterial in question is synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide, and a recent assessment of it by France on behalf of the EU ‘proposed to approve [it] … as an active substance for...
Posted on 17 Sep 2013
The OECD has published a report providing information on the discussions held at its event, Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. Held on 27 March 2012 and co-hosted along with the US NNI and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the symposium ‘brought together participants from the public and private sectors with...
Posted on 3 Sep 2013
Environment Agency Austria has published the contributions of stakeholder groups responding to its 3rd Internet Consultation on the draft methodology manual for the identification and assessment of substances for potential restriction under RoHS 2. NIA was one of the organisations which provided a response
Posted on 2 Sep 2013
NIA’s Director of Advocacy David Carlander has lamented elements of the newly-introduced Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), stating that, “we would have preferred the Regulation to be technically neutral”. Dr Carlander has also been cited as calling some of the regulation’s obligations ‘unnecessary and unfortunate’
Posted on 21 Aug 2013
NIA’s Director General was recently interviewed about what nanotechnology has to offer the agricultural sector. The DG’s made her comments in a video interview for the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, an event which will take place in Abu Dhabi in February 2014
Posted on 20 Aug 2013
NIA has responded to the consultation organised by Environment Agency Austria on the list of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
Posted on 16 Aug 2013
NIA has submitted its comments to the Danish EPA's public consultation, which was launched 4 July 2013. This was related to a draft executive order for a register of mixtures and products that contain or release nanomaterials, and obligated manufacturers and importers to provide information to the register
Posted on 26 Jul 2013
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Posted on 26 Jul 2013
NIA is pleased to announce that three new Members have joined the Association. Like others, they now stand to benefit from the advocacy, representation and exclusive services NIA provides
Posted on 23 Jul 2013
Are you a scientist, photographer or nano-enthusiast? Do you have, or can you create, amazing images related to nanotechnology? If so, you could win an iPad in our NanoImage Competition!
Posted on 26 Jun 2013
NIA’s presentation at the Informa Research and Development in Veterinary Medicines conference has been summarised in an article. Entitled ‘What is the status of Nanotechnology for Animal Health Applications’ and presented by NIA’s Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, it ‘told delegates [….] that targeted delivery systems could reduce the amount...
Posted on 17 Jun 2013
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is proud to announce quick and easy registration online for the association’s newsletter
Posted on 14 Jun 2013
NIA has lent its voice to a document calling for the responsible development of nanotechnologies. The paper, Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies, is supported by numerous European industry associations
Posted on 12 Jun 2013
Commissioned by the European Commission to develop a methodology for the review and inclusion of new substances to Annex II of the Directive on RoHS2, Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt Österreich) has recently put up its Draft Manual for the Methodology for Identification and Assessment of Substances for Inclusion in the List of...
Posted on 10 Jun 2013
As the first step of the rejuvenation of the European legislation on waste, the EC published a Green Paper on Plastic Waste along with a public consultation on the topic