News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NIA Grouping and Read-Across Symposium covered by News Organisation
Presentations made at NIA’s recently-held symposium on Grouping and Read-Across have been the source of two separate news articles by ChemicalWatch. Both are headlined by comments attributed to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from the event
NIA Report - Closing the Gap: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on the global Divide
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
NIA unveils its Regulatory Monitoring Database
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.
NIA Symposium - Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials + NIA AGM
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)
NIA: Swedish Nano Action Plan did not thoroughly consider Impact on Industry
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
NIA affirms REACH’s Suitability for regulating Nanomaterials in ECHA Newsletter
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’
First Nanomaterial set for Authorisation Vote on its use in a Biocidal Product within EU
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...
OECD details Discussions at Symposium on “Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechology”
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...
Stakeholder Comments on RoHS2 published; next Steps announced
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
NIA Views on Biocides Regulation and Danish Register summarised by News Organisation
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’
NIA answers Questions about what Nanotechnology can do for Agriculture
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
NIA Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
NIA has responded to the consultation organised by Environment Agency Austria on the list of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
NIA replies to Danish EPA Public Consultation on a national Nanomaterial Product Register
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
NIA unveils free Calendar Subscription Service
Make sure you don't miss the most important industrial nanotechnology events occurring around the world by subscribing to our free events calendar service today!
NIA welcomes three new Members
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
NIA NanoImage Competition: Submit your Images of the NanoWorld and win an iPad!
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!
Magazine Article looks at NIA Presentation on Nano and Veterinary Medicines
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...
Online Subscription to NIA Newsletter now available – join now!
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is proud to announce quick and easy registration online for the association’s newsletter
NIA part of cross-Industry Message on the Need for safe and innovative Nanotechnologies
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
NIA provides Comments on the Methodology used for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
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...