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Posted: May 15, 2012
International experts on nanosecurity debate the regulatory challenges of nanomaterials
(Nanowerk News) Experts in nanosecurity at an international level discuss the regulatory framework of the nanotechnological industry in San Sebastián, on the 3 and 4 May, at the symposium: "Questions of security and regulatory challenges of the nanomaterials", organized by the Centre for Cooperative Research in Materials, the company from Vizcaya, Ekotek, and the Leitat technological centre among others.
Among those present, those that stood out were the expert in nanosecurity of the European Commission, Giorgios Katalagarianakis, and Tom van Teunenbroek, adviser to the Dutch government in matters of nanosecurity.
During the event, results from four European projects on nanosecurity were presented (Hinamox, Nanopolytox, Nephh and Enpra), a discipline focused on identifying and minimizing the risks derived from using nanomaterials for consumers, workers and the environment. The Basque scientific-technological-business fabric related with nanosecurity has an important presence in two of these projects (Nephh and Hinamox).
The event took in scientific presentations on several aspects related with nanosecurity, with presentations like: "Mapping of the environmental risk in Europe caused by nanoparticles in consumer products"; or "Use of toxicogenomics in the characterisation of the risk associated with nanomaterials".
The symposium served to share the most recent developments in legislation and regulations in the world of nanotechnology, as well as share the knowledge and experiences on risk prevention.