|Posted: Oct 28, 2013|
Workshop on 'Grouping and Read-Across for Nanomaterials'
|(Nanowerk News) The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only).|
|Two years after the European Commission published its ‘Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial’ (for regulatory and policy purposes), which deems an estimated 50% of all commercially-used materials to be ‘nanomaterials’, the stakeholder groups most responsible for the implementation of characterisation and testing are urging a move away from the currently recommended case-by-case analysis of individual nanomaterials to a more efficient and sustainable approach.|
|This symposium is designed for companies that are working with and commercialising nanomaterials.|
|These companies are facing an increasing number of regulators’ demands for specific information on nanomaterial safety-testing, characterisation and product approval, without having been given guidance on accepted measurement– and testing-methodologies, or indeed, the particular endpoints that need to be addressed differently than from the bulk material.|
|This NIA Symposium will provide a discussion platform for exchange between companies and policy makers, in order to allow for a proactive approach in meeting the regulators’ requirements for grouping- and read-across-approaches to nanomaterials, without hampering innovation and commercialisation.|
|In the course of this symposium, NIA will scope for the best possible way of collaboration, and establish its role as a conduit to the flow of communication and exchange of information.|
|In order to facilitate this move, several questions are being addressed:|
|Speakers invited to discuss the topics include:|
|Follow this link to learn more about the event, and this link to register to attend.|
|Source: Nanotechnology Industries Association|
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