• 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.

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    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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Nanosafety Cluster Compendium 2016

The European NanoSafety Cluster has recently published the 2016 Edition of the Compendium of Projects. This years' edition again spans FP7 and Horizon 2020 funded projects in the field of nanosafety (9 running FP7 projects, 11 H2020 projects (7 running and 4 in negotiation)) providing exciting insights into the state of the art collaborative research occurring across Europe. Updates from the NSC working Groups are also provided, including introductions from two new WGs – Safety by design (WG9) and the Industrial Innovation Liaison (WGi2L/WG10).


As always, the compendium documents the status of important EU-funded projects on nanomaterial toxicity and exposure assessment and risk management, with increasing focus on safety-by-design considerations for nanomaterials, predictive toxicology approaches and high throughput / Tox21 type approaches. New initiatives including Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE (NanoGenTools) and ITNs (PANDORA) as well as Coordination and Support Activities to support the market (EC4SafeNano) are also presented. The running FP7 projects are all coming into their final phase of activities, with most finishing in the first half of 2017.




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.


Current Events

Mon Oct 26 @12:00AM
Industrial Technologies 2020
Mon Nov 16 @12:00AM
NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) Day @ NanoSAFE 2020
Mon Nov 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Tue Apr 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Spotlight Research

Nano-safety - topic of the future

In October we would like to present the special issue "Future Nanosafety" published in "Chemical Research in Toxicology".

In 17 articles operation procedures for future test methods, alternatives for animal testing, safe-by-design processes and detection methods of nanoparticles are presented.






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