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JRC contributed to the FP7 ITS-NANO project

In 15 months of activity (March 2012 - May 2013), ITS-NANO identified and prioritised the research needs to allow development and implementation of an Intelligent Testing Strategy for nanomaterials.

A video recently released at http://www.its-nano.eu/webinar illustrates the final results of the FP7 project ITS-NANO.  In 15 months of activity (March 2012- May 2013), ITS-NANO identified and prioritised the research needs to allow development and implementation of an Intelligent Testing Strategy for nanomaterial.

The project has assessed the current state-of-the art knowledge and expertise in physicochemical characterisation, exposure assessment, hazard assessment (toxicology and ecotoxicology), modelling and risk assessment of nanomaterials. Key stakeholders (industry, regulators, scientists, funders and NGOs) have been integrated at every stage of the process.

As one of the partners in the project lead by Heriot-Watt University (UK) with the budget of € 0.9 million, the JRC contributed to the Work Packages 2 - Goal-setting for (Eco)toxicology and Risk Assessment of ENM, and 3 - Intelligent testing strategy design – Practices for Implementation into the Risk Assessment Framework. The project’s major findings are resumed in two main documents focusing on identification of research and knowledge gaps and future research priorities

The results of ITS-NANO will feed into the work of current projects, e.g. MARINA  and NANoREG, and they will be utilised in the frame of US-EU nano EHS dialogue. The JRC is an active partner in all these projects.

Photo: Participants of the ITS-NANO stakeholder meeting (Edinburgh, September 2012). Courtesy of ITS-NANO project.

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