Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety

A group of experts has identified 11 different needs for action to address 22 information requirement needs across different EU regulatory areas concerning the market access of products containing nanomaterials. In a new publication entitled ‘Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety ‚Äď A Read more…

Status, implications and challenges of European safe and sustainable by design paradigms

The implementation of novel safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) practices for the management of chemicals requires a shift from the established risk control paradigms towards prevention-based approaches at the design stage. Such practices, applied at the earliest stages of innovation and throughout the life-cycle of chemicals, materials and products, Read more…

How to reach Sustainability in Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet, and international hub for sustainable nanofabrication, has published its ‘NanoFabNet Strategy & Implementation Roadmap for Sustainability in Nanofabrication’. Building on the NanoFabNet ‚ÄėReport on the Concepts & Disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology & Nanofabrication‚Äô (published in October 2020), in which the NanoFabNet Concept of Sustainable Nanofabrication was introduced, Read more…

Research Funding by Collaboration: Gov4Nano & SAF‚ā¨RA create Joint Project Calls

In November 2019, the Horizon 2020 project Gov4Nano (Gov4Nano – Meeting the Needs of Nanotechnology) and the ERA-NET Partnership SAF‚ā¨RA published a joint Gov4Nano-SAF‚ā¨RA call on the topic of call, on the topic ‘Safety concerns and opportunities related to advanced materials and new technologies in energy production and storage‘. According to Read more…

NanoFabNet publishes ‘Concepts & Disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology & Nanofabrication’

The NanoFabNet, a new network for sustainable, industrial-scale nanofabrication, supported by the European Union‚Äôs Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation, published a report entitled ‘Concepts & Disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology & Nanofabrication’. This report is devoted to a review of the concepts and disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication. Read more…