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Only one day left to submit your abstract…. Conference Advanced Materials Safety 2023, Saarbruecken

Only one day left to submit your abstract for the international conference Advanced Materials Safety 2023. Submit your original work until 15 September 2023, network with colleagues from a wide range of related research fields and get the newest research from international experts in:

  •    Assembly and disassembly of safe advanced materials
  •     Sustainable approaches to advanced materials
  •     Impact of advanced materials on human health
  •     Advanced materials for safe therapeutic applications
  •     Advanced materials in the environment
  •     Predicting effects of advanced materials by computational modelling


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InnoMat.Life Project Team

From Nano- to Advanced Materials: Summary of the InnoMat.Life project

InnoMat.Life studied selected innovative materials during their life cycle and assessed material properties, release and exposure as well as potential hazards for humans and the environment. Three innovative material classes were selected: (nano‐)fibres; polydisperse polymer particles for additive manufacturing and materials with complex composition and/ or morphology. InnoMat.Life build on existing knowledge primarily from nanosafety research and tested for instance the applicability/ transferability of existing test methods. To avoid testing each and every material variant individually, InnoMat.Life developed criteria catalogues to describe similarity to establish grouping approaches as an overall project goal. InnoMat.Life therefore delivered important contributions to the risk assessment of the selected innovative materials.

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A summary of the project results is now available via the InnoMat.Life homepage or the DaNa knowledge base.


Nanopartikel in der Medizin

Save-the-Date: RESEARCH TO BUSINESS live – Nanoparticles in Medicine

November 08, 2 – 4 p.m., online

Synthetic nanoparticles as carrier system offer significant opportunities in medicine by acting as vehicles to transport drugs through biological barriers. Both in diagnostics and in therapy, as future-oriented technology platforms, they open up new possibilities for the targeted and efficient treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases in particular. New treatment methods based on nanoparticles are conceivable, but their risks are yet to be fully evaluated. KIT scientific findings contribute to assessing the influence of the particles on living organisms.


The digital event will feature expert presentations on two main topics, followed by lively discussions.

Nanoparticles for drug delivery

The research groups of Prof. Claus Feldmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Prof. Frauke Alves (University Hospital Göttingen) start with the topic “nanoparticles for drug delivery”. In a collaboration, they have studied the delivery of glucocorticoids against inflammation using fluorescent hybrid nanoparticles (patented). The zirconium-based technology is synthesizable in water and has a very high drug loading of 70-85% per nanoparticle.

Biocompatibility of nanomaterials

Researchers Dr. Carsten Weiss and Sonja Mülhopt (both Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) will then introduce the topic of “biocompatibility of nanomaterials” in medicine based on their research. Although the benefits of nanoparticles are obvious, there is concern in society that the same properties that enable a variety of applications might also have adverse effects on the human body. This expert presentation will provide insight into research on the interaction of synthetic nanoparticles or nanostructured surfaces with living systems.



Please register via the online registration form by 02 November 2022. Participation in the online event is free of charge.
Platform: online by (browser-based, no software needed)

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Save-the-Date: Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance – Lessons Learned from Nanomaterials

Organised by the NMBP-13 projects NANORIGO, RiskGONE and Gov4Nanoc in collaboration with the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN).

We invite you to register your interest in participating in our conference to help shape international approaches to addressing future challenges in risk governance of nano- & advanced materials. This includes safe- and sustainable by design (SSbD) and harmonisation and standardisation.

The conference will comprise two parts:
1. In person (by invitation only) at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on the 24th and 25th January 2023.
2. An online session open to everybody on 31st January 2023.
Register your interest to participate via this link

The main aim of our conference is to ensure that results from our projects are taken up to:
• support the implementation of the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)
• address future challenges in risk governance of new- and advanced materials

Conference approach
We will use interactive roundtables to present and discuss our key results and recommendations with a broadinternational audience of relevant stakeholders. The outcomes from these discussions are expected to complementand support the work of other stakeholders and initiatives on risk governance of nano- and advanced materials,including on the following themes:
• Improved governance practices
• Harmonisation and standardisation approaches
• Data management (and FAIR data)
• Accessibility of tools, instruments and guidance via an online portal
• Effective organisation of risk governance

Why you must attend this conference

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NanoBioQuant invites you to its Final Conference

New approaches for risk assessment and detection of nanoparticles in peripheral tissues

The assessment of the safety of nanomaterials (NM) and nanotechnology products is based on toxicological studies that need to be in accordance with regulatory criteria. In this context, the distribution of NM in the organism plays a key role in understanding NM effects. Although it is now known that inhaled NM can reach organs such as liver, spleen and kidney NM, studies on the localization of NM within these organs are lacking. Which cell types take up or accumulate nanomaterials? And what effects can be expected as a result?

To clarify these questions, studies on NM’s organ distribution were carried out for the first time secondary to a long-term inhalation of low NM concentrations. In this 3 years-project led by Prof. Martin Wiemann (IBE R&D gGmbH Münster), scientists from the University of Münster, Tascon GmbH and BASF were given the opportunity to test and optimize various analytical methods and to use them for the detection of nanomaterials in tissues. Cell types that take up or accumulate nanomaterials were identified and provided the basis for cell models with the help of which biological effects of NM were investigated. The overall goal was to transfer NM concentrations found in the organ to these cell models.


When: Friday, September 30, 2022

Where: online meeting via Zoom, registration required

Start: 9:00 a.m.

End: 4:30 p.m.

Conference language: English


The one-day event will give insight into the methodological aspects of new microscopy techniques and state-of-the-art spatially resolved mass spectroscopic techniques for the detection of organic and inorganic NM. Special emphasis will also be put on imaging techniques to detect tissue alterations and label-free analysis of cells and tissues.

The research project has been funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and brings together experts from science and industry. All of them will have their say at the final conference – and will be able to talk to interested colleagues.

Registration is open until September the 25th (via

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