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SAFENANO - Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology Safety

Established as a Centre of Excellence in Nanosafety in 2006 at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), SAFENANO provides industry, academia and governments with independent authoritative expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to enable effective risk management.

We bring together multidisciplinary expertise in hazard assessment, exposure, toxicology, occupational hygiene, material characterisation and risk assessment, facilitating the responsible development of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products by making use of an integrated approach combining research, review activities, expert opinion and best practice training.

SAFENANO is helping businesses and society adopt nanotechnology and advanced materials by providing our expertise and state-of-the-art instruments to help companies and researchers understand and address the potential risks as part of their work developing new products. We have applied our knowledge to assist companies from many different industries including:

  • Fibre and minerals
  • Raw material manufacturing
  • Personal care products & cosmetics
  • 3D printing
  • Packaging
  • Coatings & paints
  • Renewable energy
  • Composites for planes, trains and automobiles

We also help industry and regulators govern nanotechnology by providing expert advice on how advanced materials can fit into existing approaches and where there may be need for some special requirements.

Take a look at our services and research pages to find out more about the work we do, or contact us to see how we can help you. 

Did you know?

4 µm is the median aerodynamic diameter of particles that fall within the respirable size range.