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December 2011
Summary of the latest news in the field of nanotechnology environment, health and safety issues from the period October - December 2011, as well as details of recent updates and additions to the SAFENANO site.


Recent News Articles
EC and SCENIHR Begin Public Consultation on the Determination of Potential Health Effects of Nanomaterials Used in Medical Devices

EC and SCENIHR begin public consultation on preliminary opinion on guidance on the determination of potential health effects of nanomaterials used in medical devices

EC issues Draft Reports for Impact Assessment on Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials

The European Commission have released three reports following a validation workshop to discuss the preliminary results of the study supporting the impact assessment on transparency measures for nanom...

NNI releases progress review on environmental, health, & safety research

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has released a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the NNI 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy.

FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products

The U.S Food and Drug Administration has issued guidances on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.

European Commission publishes final opinion on nanosilver

EC publishes final opinion on "Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance".

OECD publishes Report of Expert Meeting on Physico-chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a Report of the Expert Meeting on the Physical Chemical Properties of Manufactured Nanomaterials and Test Guidelines.

EC Joint Research Centre publishes Characterisation and Preparation Info for Cerium Dioxide Representative Test Materials

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a report presenting the physico-chemical characterisation of Representative Test Materials (RTMs) of manufactured nano cerium dioxide.

Value4Nano invites contributions to Roadmapping Survey

EU Framework Programme 7 project 'Value4Nano' has launched a Roadmapping Survey on selected Value Chains to define future actions to ensure successful development of key nanotechnology product classe...

Danish Nano Product Register Order comes into effect

The Danish Order on a register of mixtures and products containing nanomaterials has come into effect.

NanoSafety Cluster Compendium 2014 now available

The 2014 edition of the NanoSafety Cluster Compendium of European projects is now available to download.

Upcoming Events
The 5th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA'14) is to be held on August 11-13th in Prague, Czech Republic.  The aim of ICNFA'14 is to bring together the Canadian and International community working in the field of nano...