More and more nano materials are being used in products we use every day, but in order to ensure this proliferation can deliver the innovation society needs, we must ensure that they are safe to use. At the moment, this is both time consuming and expensive. NANOSOLUTIONS is an EU-funded project that aims to change this and this new film explains how.
Essentially, NANOSOLUTIONS will ensure that the use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is safer for all by identifying their characteristics that determine their biological hazard potential. Through interviews with the project coordinator Kai Savolainen and several more key partners, the film shows how NANOSOLUTIONS is developing a safety classification tool for ENM based on an understanding of their interactions with living organisms. A complex algorithm will assess this data, collected through detailed experimentation and systems biology analysis, and be able to predict whether any type of ENM developed in the future will be safe to use, thus speeding up innovation and keeping the costs down of bringing new and exciting materials to the market