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Impact of nanomaterials in debate at 2nd NanoImpactNet Conference

The 2nd NanoImpactNet Conference for a healty environment in a future with nanotechnology will take place in Lausane from 9-12 March 2010. The preliminary programme is available here. The first day inludes training on handling protocols and standardisation of nanomaterials in toxicological research.

NanoImpactNet is a multidisciplinary European network on the health and environmental impact of nanomaterials. NanoImpactNet will create a scientific basis to ensure the safe and responsible development of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology-based materials and products, and will support the definition of regulatory measures and implementation of legislation in Europe.

It focuses on a strong two-way communication to ensure efficient dissemination of information to stakeholders and the European Commission, while at the same time obtaining input from the stakeholders about their needs and concerns.

The 24 institutes behind NanoImpactNet members are leading European research groups active in the fields of nanosafety, nanorisk assessment and nanotoxicology. Through numerous workshops over a period of four years, NanoImpactNet will bring together some of the best researchers to discuss future strategies, to exchange their ideas with the different stakeholder groups and to further the responsible development of nanotechnology. You can read more about the overall aim of the network here.

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January 12, 2010 - Posted by | Events, Nanomaterials

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