Slides available from scientific workshop on grouping of nanomaterials
In September the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), NanoReg2, and GRACIOUS hosted a “Scientific Workshop: Grouping of Nanomaterials.”
The Workshop brought together 120 nanotechnology specialists from Europe, North America, and Asia to discuss a bottleneck in nanomaterials development and testing.
The workshop agenda and slides have been made available, including:
- Session 1: Nanomaterial Grouping: Principles, History, and Context:
- Session 2: Cutting Edge Grouping Frameworks:
- The NanoReg2 Grouping Approach: Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR);
- Draft GRACIOUS framework for grouping and read-across of nanomaterials for regulatory risk assessment and safe-by-design: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM);
- Environmental hazard and risk of nanomaterials: grouping concepts for aquatic and terrestrial toxicity: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ); and
- Adverse outcome pathways for grouping of nanomaterials: Health Canada.
- Session 3: Grouping in Practice — Connecting to Test Methods and Test Strategies:
- OECD WPMN Expert Meeting on Physico-Chemical Parameters Framework for the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials: EPA;
- NanoReg2 grouping case studies — Human tox: Swiss Center of Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT)/TEMAS;
- Ecotoxicity Data for the Grouping of Nanomaterials: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA);
- GRACIOUS Hypothesis and IATAs: Vicki Stone, Heriot-Watt University;
- nanoGRAVUR: Nanostructured materials — Grouping in view of worker, consumer and environmental safety and risk minimization: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), and BASF; and
- NanoToxClass: Establishing NM grouping strategies according to toxicity and biological effects for supporting risk assessment: UFZ.
Source: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.Back to news listing