• Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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A workshop on nanomaterials was held on 23-24 October 2014 at ECHA (Euoropean Chemicals Agency). The workshop brought together close to 200 experts in the field of risk assessment of nanomaterials representing academia, policy makers, industry and NGOs.


The workshop provided a unique platform for academia and regulators to discuss how to address current challenges from the regulatory perspective which can be reflected and employed in the ongoing and future research topics on nanomaterials. The discussions were reinforced by information of the recent developments and of risk assessment methodologies applied in chemicals management both within and outside the European Union. 

The workshop illustrated well the strategic objectives of ECHA (Euoropean Chemicals Agency), to serve as a hub for building scientific and regulatory capacity in the area of regulatory challenges. The anticipated outcome of the workshop was early emergence of new and/or improved approaches in the context of risk assessment of nanomaterials. The outcome of the workshop clearly matched the expectations and its output will form a cornerstone in the guidance developments for the implementation of the REACH, CLP and Biocidal Products Regulations. The proceedings of the workshop are foreseen to be published in the first quarter of 2015.


Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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