First Sino-EU Symposium on Nanotechnology in Consumer Products © EU, 2011
First Sino-EU Symposium on Nanotechnology in Consumer Products
Researchers from the JRC and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) discussed food safety and consumer protection related to nanoscience in the first Sino-EU symposium dedicated to nanotechnology, held on 14-15 April 2011 in Beijing. The event was co-organised by JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) and the CAIQ. It is a fruit of increased cooperation between the two partners, which followed a Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2010.
The Symposium provided for an exchange of information on research activities in China and the EU on nanomaterials and toxicity of nanoparticles, standardisation of methods and priorities for further research. Sixty Chinese researchers and government representatives attended along with five EU speakers.
Both the JRC and CAIQ provide technical support for policy makers and dispose of state-of-the-art and large-scale scientific equipment in their respective nanoscience laboratories.