Graphene Review ACS Nano 2019
End of January 2019, members of the Graphene flagship published a review on safety assessment of graphene-based materials in the journal ACS Nano. The publication gives a comprehensive overview of all aspects of graphene health and environmental impact, focussing on the potential interactions of graphene-based materials with key target organs including immune system, skin, lungs, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, central nervous system, reproductive system, as well as a wide range of other organisms including bacteria, algae, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates in various...

Fh BfR Symposium on Nanotechnology
From 09-10 April 2019, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR are organizing their third Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology. This time, the event is hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart. The focal points of the symposium range from nanotechnology in medicine to applications in the food industry or water treatment to applications in the field of energy and construction.  Further information on this event can be found online via...

EFSA
On April 1-2 2019, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will be holding a stakeholder workshop in Parma, Italy on its Guidance on human and animal health aspects (Part 1) of the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain published in July 2018. Deadline for Registration is 28th Feb 2019. EFSA invites applicants to share their experiences of implementing the Guidance on risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnologies applications in the food and feed chain. Participants will be able to raise specific issues, give and...

NanoToxClass Final Meeting
The final meeting of the ERA-Net SINN NanoToxClass project will take place on the premises of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) from 14-15 February 2019. During the two-day event, the scientists will present their findings on "Establishing a strategy for the grouping/classification of nanomaterials on the basis of toxicity and to support risk assessment" to the public. The programme will be complemented by guest contributions from international scientists and a panel discussion. Interested parties from the public and science are cordially invited to participate in the...

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