The clue to the nature of this cross-cutting technology lies in the prefix "nano": nanotechnology deals with structures on a microscopic scale. What exactly does this technology, which is often labelled a key enabling technology of the 21st century, have to offer? Can it facilitate innovations which will visibly advance environmental protection and resource efficiency?

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Report Nanotechnology | 05.10.22

OECD-Guideline on determination of particle size of nanomaterials

The OECD published the Test Guideline No. 125, which harmonises the determination of particle size distribution specifically for nanomaterials.

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Press Nanotechnology | 07.06.18

"We need uniform rules for nanomaterials and nanoproducts."

The 12th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue takes place in Berlin under the heading “Regulation of nanomaterials”. Major topic is the need for regulating advanced nanomaterials.

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Press Nanotechnology | 27.04.18

Harmonised EU rules for nanomaterials in future

The REACH Regulatory Committee amended the EU REACH Regulation on chemicals. Starting in 2020, detailed data will be required during substance registration.

Report Nanotechnology | 24.04.18

Nano-in-Vivo long-term research project

The Nano-In-Vivo study was carried out in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Test Guidelines. The publication of results is expected at the end of the year.

Press Nanotechnology | 15.06.16

Opportunities and risks of nanotechnology

Three hundred experts from the scientific community, industry, authorities and associations use the NanoDialogue as their central platform for discussion of questions surrounding this technology.

Report Nanotechnology | 29.03.16

Long-term research project on safety of nanomaterials

With a funding volume of five million euros BASF, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and the BMUB are conducting research into the long-term effects of nanomaterials.

Press Nanotechnology | 15.06.15

Expert dialogue on nanotechnology in food industry

Representatives of the scientific community, industry, environmental associations, government and public authorities came together at a meeting to discuss the opportunities and risks of using nanotechnology in the food industry.

Report Nanotechnology | 11.06.15

Discussion on Regulation of Nanomaterials

The 9th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue took place on 10 and 11 June 2015 at the invitation of the Agency of Environment of the principality of Liechtenstein.

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