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A German Initiative on the Health Aspects of Synthetic Nanoparticles:

Establishing an Information- and Knowledge-Base for Innovative Material Research

The NanoCare project (running from 2006 until 2009) aimed at broadening the knowledge about synthetic nanomaterials with regard to the potential impacts of nanomaterials on human health. New innovative applications and measurement methods were developed for a sustainable and caretaking use of chemical nanotechnology.

Data created within NanoCare were interpreted together with additional information from literature and then published by the “knowledgebase”. This publication of nanotechnology safety aspects satisfied increasing information needs of the public. Furthermore, the results were presented to and discussed with the interested public, politicians and NGOs at dialogue events. Partners from industry, universities and research institutes were contributing their expertise to this partnership.

BMBF Grant Nr. : 03X0021

Duration : 01.03.2006 – 31.07.2009

Project Lead


Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Logo Prof. Dr. Harald Krug, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
(since März 2009 Empa, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
(03/2006 – 02/2009)
Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA) Logo PD Dr. Thomas Kuhlbusch, Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA)
(03/2009 – 07/2009)



Project Coordination


Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Logo Dr. Katja Nau, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, (since 2009 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT)


Project Partners

BASF SE Logo Bayer Material Science AG Logo DECHEMA e.V. Logo Evonik Industries AG Logo
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Logo IBE R&D gGmbH Institute for Lung Health Logo Institut fuer Gefahrstoff-Forschung der Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie Logo ItN Nanovation AG Logo
Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA) Logo NanoMat - Network Materials in Nanotechnology Logo Solvay GmbH Logo SusTech GmbH & Co. KG Logo
Bielefeld University Logo University of Muenster Logo Saarland University Logo VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Logo

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