NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique
nanoparticle characterization technology, responds to the EU Commission
recommended definition of Nanomaterials with a webinar to provide expert
insight into the consequences for chemical industries. This will be held on
Wednesday 21st March.
At the end of 2011 the EU Commission published a recommended definition of
Nanomaterials. Seasoned Commission-watchers recognised this much-anticipated
document as a turning point, likely to have significant legislative impact on
producers of Nanomaterials in Europe and beyond. This definition was the
missing jigsaw piece that so many legislators and NGOs anticipated, to forward
a robust framework for nanotechnology legislation.
Two industry reactions are observed. Whilst all would agree that the right
legislative framework will enable major investment in nanotechnology, a large
industry group are doing nothing and hoping perhaps that it goes away, whilst
others are thinking through potential solutions. Having tracked the scientific
consultative effort in preparation to get to this stage, NanoSight believes
this definition is here to stay and will have significant impact.
On Wednesday, 21st March at 1330 and 1500 UK time, NanoSight will host a
webinar to look at the implications of this definition and how as a company
with unique multi-parameter nanoparticle analysis is able to address these
freshly defined characterization challenges.
The invited speaker is Dr Denis Koltsov, a leading international expert in
nanotechnology legislation and control. Dr Koltsov serves on several UK
governmental strategy committees as well as expert committees at
BSI/ISO/CEN/OECD WPN and the Nanotechnologies Industries Association (NIA). He
has conducted a number of industry-led consultations in the nanotechnology
sector and reported to the relevant regulatory authorities. He operates BREC
Solutions, a consultancy company in the field of nanotechnology innovation. Key
to this is to act as an information source of nanotechnology regulation and standardisation.
In his talk, he will examine the definition in detail and provide a thorough
understanding of the document. Dr Koltsov will outline his views on the likely
speed and scope of legislation.
NanoSight will present a practical draft solution to address the
characterization requirements of this definition. Requiring as it does,
particle counting from 10nm to 100nm, a combination of Nanoparticle Tracking
Analysis and Electron Microscopy is proposed. This webinar will be both
informative and interactive. Register now and join in the discussions on this
important issue: www.nanosight.com/webinar
It will also be available for viewing after the live event. The link will be
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