JRC News

  1. 25 Jun 2015

    From the 22nd to the 23rd of June, the JRC hosted the first meeting of the National Platforms on Nanomedicine.

  2. 23 Jun 2015

    The JRC has played a central role in the OECD testing programme of representative manufactured nanomaterials. The programme was led by the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) and had the objective to ensure that the approaches for assessment of hazard, exposure and risk for manufactured nanomaterials “are of a high quality, science-based and internationally harmonised."

  3. 1 Apr 2015

    The results of an inter-laboratory comparison study on a method for assessing the cytotoxicity of nanomaterials have been published. This is an important step towards a harmonised method for toxicity screening of nanomaterials.

  4. 12 Mar 2015

    Measuring the size of nanoparticles is an enduring challenge for producers and regulatory agencies alike. In fact, up to now, different techniques are used to measure the dimension of objects smaller than a 1/10000 of a millimetre and they sometimes give different results.

  5. 1 Dec 2014

    Scientists from the JRC and from the Dutch Institute of Food Safety (RIKILT) organised the first international interlaboratory study for sizing and quantifying silver (Ag) nanoparticles in two food simulants (distilled water and 10 % aqueous ethanol). 

  6. 4 Nov 2014

    For the first time a certified reference material containing silica nanoparticles with a distinct bimodal size distribution has been released by JRC-IRMM. It has been designed and produced to support the implementation of the nanomaterial definition recommended by the European Commission (2011/696/EU).

  7. 25 Jun 2014

    A first step towards certified reference materials for the detection and size determination of silica nanoparticles in a food matrix was taken by JRC scientists in collaboration with partners from NanoLyse, a European project.

  8. 19 May 2014

    JRC experts provide an overview on how EU legislation addresses nanomaterials, and recapitulate issues relevant for the on-going discussion on transparency and requests for more information regarding the use of nanomaterials in consumer products.

  9. 25 Apr 2013

    In the framework of the European Forum of Science and Industry, the JRC has co-organised today a roundtable with the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry on the scientific support to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).