Launch of nanOsing


The nanOsing collaboration was launched this week (18th November) at the International Workshop on nanosafety organised by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

nanOsing is a multidisciplinary collaboration of prominent leading research and consultancy groups in Singapore. nanOsing is dedicated to developing and applying world class multidisciplinary science for the assessment of health and environmental risks of nanotechnology in Singapore within the innovation chain. Through these activities, nanOsing will support the development of nanotechnology based processes, materials and products.

nanOsing also aims to support knowledge and capability building on nanomaterial risk issues in Singapore which will complement Singapore’s expertise in nanotechnology innovation.


IOM Singapore’s Prof Rob Aitken, one of the co-ordinators of nanOsing said “the launch of nanOsing brings a great opportunity for Singapore to establish itself as a leading regional centre for safe innovation in nanotechnology based products. I am looking forward to help to realize this ambition”

EC JRC publish assessment of collected information concerning experience with the nanomaterial definition

Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the second part of its report ‘Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term nanomaterial’, which focuses on the ‘Assessment of collected information concerning the experience with the definition’.

The report provides the JRC assessment of feedback on the experiences of stakeholders with the EC nanomaterial definition, published in 2011 (EC Recommendation 2011/696/EU). The report is a follow-up report of the previous JRC report, which compiled feedback collected by JRC in 2013 and early 2014, partly through a dedicated survey. Based on the current report, JRC will prepare a set of recommendations for the revision of the EC nanomaterial definition, as part of the review process foreseen in the 2011 EC Recommendation.

Click here to access the report in full [pdf].

Source: EC JRC