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JRC Technical Report and Presentations: Symposium 'Safety issues and regulatory challenges of nanomaterials'

Held in San Sebastian (ES), 3-4 May 2012

cover-report-nano-symposium-2012Organised by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), Nanobiosciences Unit and the coordinators of the European FP7 Projects HINAMOX,NANOPOLYTOXNEPHH and ENPRA,  the symposium “Safety issues and regulatory challenges of nanomaterials presented the latest scientific progress and policy developments in the field of nanosafety and gathered the main protagonists of the nanotechnology communities (scientists of FP6-7 projects, SMEs, nanotechnology industry, representatives of EU national authorities, the EC and OECD representatives). 

A JRC Technical Report summarizing the symposium activities and the symposium presentations are now available:

 

DAY 1 (Thursday 3rd May, 2012)

 
Session 1. Four different projects: Four differents ways to approach nanosafety 


HINAMOX
Sergio Moya (CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

NANOPOLYTOX
Socorro Vázquez-Campos (LEITAT, Barcelona, Spain)

NEPHH
María Blázquez (EKOTEK, Bilbao, Spain)

ENPRA
Lang Tran (IOM, Edinburgh, UK)

 

Session 2. Regulatory testing of ENM and an international perspective
CHAIR: Juan Riego Sintes

Which nano-EHS strategy for Europe?
Georgios Katalagarianakis (EC, Brussels)

EU regulatory perspectives on Nanomaterials safety testing and assessment
Henrik Laursen (DG ENV, Brussels)

OECD’s Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Tom van Teunenbroek on behalf of Mar González (OECD, France)

Research for Regulatory needs
Tom van Teunenbroek (MINIENM, The Netherlands)

Present developments in nanosafety research and regulatory in Brazil: A nanomedicine perspective
Paulo César de Morais (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Nanosafety, nanomedicine research in China: Experiences from the participation in EU programs
Zhengwei Mao (Zhejiang University, China

Discussion Panel (Regulatory issues of NM in EU) 
 
 
Session 3. Challenges in nanosafety research: New materials and technologies
CHAIR: Sergio Moya
 

Tailoring Morphology and Surface Chemistry in Gold Nanoparticles
Luis Liz-Marzán (University of Vigo)

Assessment of the biodistribution pattern of labelled metal oxide NPs and inflammatory response after single-dose exposure using Positron Emission Tomography
Jordi Llop (CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

Methodologies for proper dosis quantification of NPs at cellular level
Irina Estrela-Lopis (University of Leipzig, Germany)

Polymer nanocomposites: NM-matrix compatibility issues in industrial production processes
Loredana Mercante (LATI, Italy)

Discussion Panel (New perspectives for ENM)

 

Session 4. Nanomaterial interactions with living systems
CHAIR: Socorro Vázquez-Campos


Methodology challenges in safety assessment of nanomaterials. Implications for their environmental impact and for their use in nanomedicine
Marcello G. Cacace (National Council of Research, Italy)

Safety assessment of novel polymer-silicon composites - from LCA perspective
Huijun Zhu (Cranfield University, UK)

Nanostructures and immune system
África González (University of Vigo, Spain)

Effect of nanoparticle surface functionalization and accelerated ageing on in vitro toxicity
Gemma Janer (LEITAT, Spain)

In vitro models of dose-response to ENP
Vicki Stone (Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

The use of toxicogenomics on characterization of risk associated with nanomaterials
Sabina Halapannavar (Health Canada, Canada)

Discussion Panel (Challenges in Hazard Evaluation of ENM)

 

DAY 2 (Friday 4th May, 2012)

 
Session 5. Exposure and Risk assessment of ENM
CHAIR: Lang Tran


In vivo dose-response model for ENP
Håkan Wallin (NRCWE, Denmark)

Industry Needs and Research Activities
David Carlander (NIA, Belgium)

Engineered nanomaterials: from source to dose and the role of measurement devices and measurement strategies
Derk Brouwer (TNO, The Netherlands)

Mapping environmental risk across Europe from nanoparticles used in consumer products
Richard J. Williams (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)

Risk Management (New Projects)

SANOWORK
Anna Costa (ISTEC-CNR, Italy)

New Approaches for Worker Protection and Exposure Risk Management - NANOMICEX project
Carlos Fito (ITENE, Spain)

SCAFFOLD: Strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry
Jesús M. López de Ipiña (TECNALIA-USI, Spain)

Discussion Panel (Challenges in Risk assessment of ENM)

 

Session 6. End of life related issues for nanoproducts
CHAIR: María Blázquez
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