| Related projects|
The general objective of the SAPHIR project is the safe, integrated and controlled production of multifunctional nanostructured products including their recycling and ensuring competitive production technologies.
MEDITRANS represents a multidisciplinary Integrated Project dealing with targeted nanomedicines.
NanoHouse project aims at promoting a responsible and sustainable development of nanomaterials in building industry through a Life Cycle Thinking approach.
ObservatoryNANO's primary aim is to support European decision-makers with information and analysis on developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N). It collates and analyses data regarding scientific and technological (ST) trends (including peer-reviewed publications, patents, roadmaps, and published company data) and economic realities and expectations (including market analysis and economic performance, public and private funding strategies).
NanoTEST – EC FP7 project:
Development of methodology for alternative testing strategies for the assessment of the toxicological profile of nanoparticles used in medical diagnostics..
The Nanocare project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the properties of nanoparticles, i.e. atom- or molecule-sized particles, to ensure that they pose no risk to humans and the environment when used in chemical materials.
IMPART: Improving the understanding of the impact of the nanoparticles on the human health and the environnement.
NANOTOX: Investigative support for the elucidation of the toxicological impact of nanoparticles on human health and the environnement.
The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials - is a four-year European Commission sponsored, FP7 coordination project. NanoImpactNet will create a scientific basis for ensuring 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.
A rational approach to the interaction between nanoscale materials and living matter?
Strategic appraisal to explore the significance of harmful effects of engineered nanoparticles.
Risk assessment of exposure to particles from new and emerging science and technology (NEST).
The DIPNA is a platform for the nanotoxicological investigations.
A study into the structure, biological activity and transport of engineered nanoparticles through the aquatic environment.
| Research Institutions on Nanotechnologies|
The ICON (International Council on NanoTechnology)
ICON is an international, multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to develop and communicate information regarding potential environmental and health risks of nanotechnology, thereby fostering risk reduction while maximizing societal benefit.
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN):
Dedicated to helping ensure that as nanotechnologies advance, possible risks are minimized, public and consumer engagement remains strong and potential new benefits are realized.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health):
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
| Information networks, Education|
This website is designed to prepare and host training activities, and communicate information about the potential risks of nanomaterials.
The Rice University-based International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) today introduced the GoodNanoGuide, an online, community-driven wiki for information about the safe handling of nanomaterials.
Nanoforum is a pan-European nanotechnology network funded by the European Union under the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) to provide information on European nanotechnology efforts and support to the European nanotechnology community.
Nanologue's overarching objective is to facilitate a dialogue among researchers, business and civil society about the benefits and potential impacts of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications.
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Nanotechnology Risk Resources
This area contains references to papers, articles, and books on (or related to) potential health and environmental risks of nanomaterials sorted by material or compound, body organ or biological effect studied, or other miscellaneous issues.
The UK's premier independent resource on Nanotechnology Hazard and Risk.
Ultrafine aerosols and nanoparticles at the workplace (BGIA)
New website on nanoparticles at the workplace.
Comprehensive nanotechnology and nanoscience resources.
The information resource for the particle industry
Foresight Nanotech Institute's mission is to ensure the beneficial implementation of nanotechnology.
A to Z Nanotechnology:
Nanotechnology Now (NN):
Covering future sciences such as Nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology (MNT), MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), NanoElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS), Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanofabrication, Computational Nanotechnology, Quantum Computers, and Artificial Intelligence - to name just a few.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI):
The NNI provides a multi-agency framework to ensure U.S. leadership in nanotechnology that will be essential to improved human health, economic well being and national security. The NNI invests in fundamental research to further understanding of nanoscale phenomena and facilitates technology transfer.
| Nanomaterials databases|
Free open-access nano publications archive of the ICPC Nanonet project.
An inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products currently on the market.
After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial use. Nanoscale materials now are in electronic, cosmetics, automotive and medical products. But it has been difficult to find out how many “nano” consumer products are on the market and which merchandise could be called “nano”. While not comprehensive, this inventory gives the public the best available look at the 800+ manufacturer-identified nanotechnology-based consumer products currently on the market.
Nanowerk Nanomaterials Database:
A powerful, free tool for the nanotechnology community to research nanomaterials from many suppliers worldwide.