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Nanosolutions presented at ESOF 2016

Nanosolutions presented at ESOF 2016 Nanosafety experts from Nanosolutions and other EU projects took part in a fascinating presentation and discussion session at the EuroScience Open Forum – ESOF 2016 – in Manchester, UK, on Wednesday, July 27. The session was hosted by Kai Savolainen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, alongside the Academy

July 28th, 2016|Latest News|

Nano collaboration meeting

Latest meeting between NANOSOLUTIONS and NanoMile The latest in a series of high-level meetings between the NanoMILE and NanoSolutions projects is due to take place in Stockholm on September 13-14, 2016. The series of consensus meetings about nanosafety science has been considering alternative test methods for assessing the risk potential of nano particles being used

July 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

European NanoSafety Cluster Compendium

As the number of H2020 projects come closer to exceeding the number of FP7 projects still running, the focus of investment and research has moved increasingly towards predictive and high throughput approaches to nanosafety, including safety-by-design, bioinformatics, as well as the utilisation of nano-characterisation and safety datasets to support regulation and nanoproduct commercialisation. TheEuropean NanoSafety Cluster

July 14th, 2016|Latest News|

High-throughput cell based screening with Misvik

Roland Grafström of Misvik talks about the companies role in NANOSOLUTIONS so far and how their high-throughput screening has the potential to change the way people design experiments. The Misvik Biology Corporation was developed to serve the needs of small academic laboratories and companies looking for access to high-throughput cell based screening (which allows for huge numbers

July 7th, 2016|Latest News|

Panel discussion on nanosafety to be held at EuroScience Open Forum

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and the Academy of Finland are hosting a panel discussion on questions of nanosafety in connection with the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference in Manchester. The panel discussion will take place under the heading “The small matter of safety – responsible use of nanotechnology”. It will take place on Wednesday

July 5th, 2016|Latest News|

Supporting the regulators

Dr Socorro Vázquez-Campos, Nanosolutions WP leader on life-cycle analysis, recently participated in a Stakeholder Workshop that was organized in Brussels on June 21. Thepurpose of the workshop was to discuss the interim findings of a study which will provide support for the upcoming third regulatory review on nanomaterials and environment legislation. The workshop proved a valuable platform

June 30th, 2016|Latest News|

Special nanotoxicology edition of “Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology”

Nanotechnology has emerged as a potentially novel and promising way of combating a number of human diseases including cancer in early and late stages - from cell detection and targeting, to drug delivery and cell imaging. Several approaches have been taken to advance various nanoparticle designs to maximize efficiency while consecutively abating toxicity. Nanotoxicology has

June 9th, 2016|Latest News|

Interview: Kailen Boodhia

Kailen Boodhia is a young scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Health in South Africa. As part of a collaboration between the EU and South Africa, he is working with the NANOSOLUTIONS project, helping to develop a nanosafety classifier that will make it quicker and cheaper to test the safety of new engineered nanomaterials. Kailen is hoping

May 10th, 2016|Latest News|

2nd Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists

It is a great pleasure to announce the “2nd Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists” jointly organised by the EU NanoSafety Cluster and FP7-eNanoMapper. The event, which is a follow-up to the first meeting that took place in Syracuse, Sicily in 2014, will take place in Visby, Gotland, Sweden, on September 15 and September 16, 2016. The

April 26th, 2016|Latest News|

African countries plan nanosafety network

A number of African nations have decided to establish a network to build capacity on the safety of nanomaterials. The decision was taken at a workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, organised by the UN Institute for Training and Research (Unitar) and Zambia’s Environmental Management Agency (Zema), with funding from Switzerland. Georg Karlaganis, senior adviser for Unitar’s