NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods.
Based on questions and requirements supplied by regulators and legislators, NANoREG will:
1) Provide answers and solutions from existing data, complemented with new knowledge;
2) Provide a tool box of relevant instruments for risk assessment, characterisation, toxicity testing and exposure measurements of manufactured nanomaterials;
3) Develop, for the long term, new testing strategies adapted to innovation requirements;
4) Establish a close collaboration among authorities, industry and science leading to efficient and practically applicable risk management approaches for Manufactured Nano Materials and products containing Manufactured Nano Materials.
Recently the draft NANoREG 5th internal progress report has been published. The report covers the period 1 April 2015 – 30 September 2015; a period where the focus has been on the R&D work aimed at, among others, “testing the tests”, generating reliable and relevant data and evaluating these data in order to answer the regulatory needs and questions.
At the same time considerable effort has been made on “overarching topics” like standardised data logging, the development of a regulatory framework, answering the regulatory questions and creating a platform of support for the results of NANoREG.
This 4th NANoREG newsletter (pdf) gives an impression of the work that has been carried out and the results so far.