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BfR and Fraunhofer Symposium on Nanotechnology

From April 6th – 7th 2017, the Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance is organizing the 2nd Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology together with the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) at the Hannover Medical School in Hannover (Germany).


The integration of nanomaterials along the entire value chain creates new challenges and requires innovative approaches in terms of design, testability, reliability, and safety. Within the scope of this two-day event, the status quo of nanomaterials in research, application, and regulation will be presented. The toxicology of inhaled nanomaterials will be one of the focal topics. New developments and issues of sustainability and resource efficiency of nanotechnology including emerging nanomaterials will be addressed. For a limited number of participants, there will be a possibility to get insight into ongoing nanomaterial inhalation experiments at the nearby Fraunhofer ITEM facilities.





  • I. Materials, applications and toxicology overview
  • II. Focus topic: Inhalation toxicology
  • III. Recent developments: Standardization, regulation, labelling, and life cycle assessment
  • IV. Emerging materials and applications


More information on this event including the preliminary programme (PDF, 120 KB) can be accessed via the following link http://www.item.fraunhofer.de/de/veranstaltungen/nanosymposium_2017.html


WHEN: 06. - 07. April 2017

WHERE: Hannover Medical School (MHH), Building J2, Lecture hall D, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany

Participation & Registration: The fee for this 2-day event is €60 per participant (including coffee breaks and a lunch snack). Online registration will be made available in early September 2016 via http://www.item.fraunhofer.de/de/veranstaltungen/nanosymposium_2017.html



Karin Schlemminger, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (ITEM)
Phone +49 (0)511 5350-151, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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