• 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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OECD WPMN dossiers

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (OECD WPMN) has recently published several dossier summaries for nanomaterials tested as part of its Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials.


Under the Programme, sponsors tested 11 nanomaterials across the following endpoints: nanomaterial information & identification,physical-chemical properties and material characterisation, environmental fate, toxicological and eco-toxicological effects, environmental toxicology,mammalian toxicology and material safety.


The new summaries available include:


The OECD WPMN Dossier Summaries can be downloaded via the OECD Website http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/nanosafety/dossiers-and-endpoints-testing-programme-manufactured-nanomaterials.htm



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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