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    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.

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    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

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    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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The BMBF-funded project NanoGEM "Nanostructured materials - Health, Exposure and Material Properties" deals with the question to what extend particles with dimensions in the range of a millionth millimetres are affecting living organisms. The main questions were

  • when and how nanomaterials are being released
  • to what extend can the nanomaterials’ properties influence the uptake

              in the body

  • is there a risk for workers and consumers

These and many more questions have been extensively studied within the NanoGEM consortium, an interdisciplinary approach with partners from research, authorities and the industry. Funding with a total sum of 6.4 Million Euros was provided by the BMBF and the industry. Launched in 2010, the results from the 3-years of the projects runtime will be presented at the conference for various Stakeholders from research, government and industry.

Date :12.-.13 June 2013

Location : campus of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Berlin-Marienfelde


Further information about the event, registration and the final programme can be accessed via www.nanogem.de

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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