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OECD 2009: Guidance manual for the testing of manufactured nanomaterials

OECD_200This Guidance Manual, published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), includes protocols and methodologies for the testing of manufactured nanomaterials under the OECD Sponsorship Programme, covering physico-chemical characterisation and (eco)toxicology. It also:

  • describes the three modes of sponsorship involvement (lead-Sponsors, co-Sponsors and Contributors);
  • explains the ┬ádistinction between a Phase 1 (exploratory) and a Phase 2 of the Sponsorship Programme;
  • provides considerations on how to develop a sufficient set of information to address endpoints;
  • outlines the WPMN review and oversight approaches, including a two-year review, and;
  • outlines those expected outputs from the testing programmes of each sponsored manufactured nanomaterial.

Did you know?

100 nm is the size below which the EU recommendation of the definition of nanomaterials applies.