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News & Alerts

National Physical Laboratory Launches Industry Survey on Nanomaterial Measurement
The National Physical Laboratory (NIA Member) issued a survey for stakeholders involved in nanomaterial analysis to help "shape the future measurement of Nanomaterials in the UK.'
EC JRC Technical Report calls for Guidelines for EC Nano Definition and its Implementation
The EC JRC has published a Technical Report, describing work carried out ‘to evaluate a number of analytical methods of measuring particle size distributions as required for classification with respect to the EC Recommendation for the definition on nanomaterials’; however, the authors state that guidelines ‘regarding some aspects of the definition...
JRC releases World’s first Certified Reference Material consisting of Silica Nanoparticles
The EC JRC has made available a certified reference material (CRM) that ‘consists of a mixture of near-spherical silica nanoparticles of two distinct sizes in an aqueous solution’. The two sizes of sphere are ‘nominally 20 nm and 80nm in diameter’
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: Export Control and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies: the Case of Nanotechnologies
NIA has written an exclusive Members briefing on how nanotechnologies in dual-use goods and technologies are governed both internationally and by relevant US and EU regulations
Danish Nano Product Register Order comes into Effect Today
The Danish Ministry of the Environment has signaled that the country’s order on the register of mixtures and products containing nanomaterials come into effect today. The first reporting to the nano-product register has to be carried out by 30 August 2015, for the period between 20 June 2014 and 20 June 2015
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount on NanotechItaly 2014
NIA Members can get 10% off of this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
Canadian OHS Agency investigates Nano-related Safety Aspects in Industrial Manufacturing Processes
Quebec’s IRSST (Institut de recherché Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) has, with the aid of NanoQuebec, published a paper called Measuring, Controlling and Characterizing Nanoparticles – Procedure Applied to Machining and Mechanical Friction. The authors state that it reveals ‘the presence of ultrafine particles in machining...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultations on ISO and IEC Standards - Deadlines: 23 May and 17 June 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to a ISO/IEC new work item proposal on vocabulary for graphene and to three other IEC/TC 113 documents
ECHA to hold Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
ECHA is to hold a Topical Scientific Workshop on the Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials. The aim is to ‘discuss and update principles and guidelines for assessing human health and environmental risks of chemical substances in [the] nanoform’. NIA’s Dr Carlander will be a member of the Scientific Committee preparing the...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Discount on exhibiting at Lab Innovations 2014
NIA Members can get £200 off of exhibiting at this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA Meeting Report from EC Definition Workshop available for NIA Members
NIA recently participated in a technical workshop discussing the European Commission recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). The NIA meeting report from this meeting is now available for NIA Members
US NNI publishes Supplement to President’s 2015 Budget
The US NNI has released a supplementary document to the US President’s 2015 Budget request submitted to Congress earlier this year. The document contains ‘a description of activities underway in 2013 and 2014 and planned for 2015 by the federal government agencies participating in the NNI’
OECD publishes Expert Meeting Report on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The OECD has released a report of an expert meeting it held in January 2013 in Berlin under the auspices of the WPMN. Entitled Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines, the document covers discussions and conclusions from the meeting, which had aimed to ‘(i) discuss the applicability of existing OECD Test...
CEN issues Call for Experts for a Nanoparticle Detection Project - DEADLINE: 15 March 2014
The European Committee for Standardization has issued an open call for five sub-contracted experts to work with its technical committee on nanotechnologies TC/352. The experts will aid in the development and writing of the Technical Specification (TS) Guidance on detection and identification of known nano-objects in complex matrices, which will be...
NIA Member Enquiry on Experiences using Nano Particle Exposure Monitors
An NIA Member is seeking input from other Members on their experience of using personal nano particle exposure monitors. The questionnaire is brief and will take no more than 5 minutes to complete, but will immeasurably help a fellow Member in their work
US EPA issues SNURs for five Nanomaterials; MWCNTs and infused Carbon Nanostructures targeted
US EPA has promulgated direct final SNURs for 35 substances, 5 of which are nanomaterials. These can be split into two groups: MWCNTs and infused carbon nanostructures (generic). The rulings will come into effect on 14 April 2014, though if ‘written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments’, for a SNUR are received...
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 25% Discount on Materials Science 2014
NIA Members can get 25% off of registration for this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more information
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount for ICMEM 2014
NIA Members can receive a 10% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more information
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 5% Discount on Nanostruc 2014
NIA Members can receive a 5% discount on delegate packages for this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details
NIA Members Consultation – SCCS draft opinons on Carbon Black and Memorandum of Data Quality – Deadline 14 February 2014
The EC SCCS adopted on 12 December 2013 two opinions related to nanomaterials. NIA Members are invited to provide any input and comments they have in relation to the two drafts to NIA no later than 14 February 2014