ObservatoryNANO Publishes Nanotechnology EHS Landscape
The OMNT is pleased to announce the release of the novel ObservatoryNANO report entitled "Nanotechnology EHS Landscape Document". Co-authored by IOM, CEA (OMNT), RIVM and EMPA, this document aims to provide a map and concise overview of key organisations and their activities within the field worldwide in relation to nano-EHS. This landscaping document is intended to support communication of efforts, outlining those key initiatives, activities and projects within this area.
Keeping track of this rapidly changing field is and will remain a huge challenge. This document therefore only provides a snapshot of efforts on-going within 2011, and we acknowledge that it will change with time.[Reduce]
The periodic report of the European Observatory on Organic Electronic is available.
Following meetings of the group of european experts in the frame of the european project Flexnet, strategic watch reports containing information discussed are proposed every 6 months.
Hence, at the end of June 2011, the report has been published and sent out to subscribers. The articles have also been added to our data base "Biblio-OMNT" (to which subscribers and researchers from CEA and CNRS can access on demand).
Transparent electrode: What else after ITO? State of the art and future prospects. Paris, 21 November 2011
First Edition of ImagineNano International Conferences April 10-14 2011, Bilbao, Spain
Under the same roof, 5 international conferences were helded: Graphene, Nanospain, Nano Bio&Med, PPM and TNA energy. Jean-Pierre Aimé, who’s in charge of the C’Nano Grand Sud-Ouest, was the co-organizer of the Nanospain and the Nano Bio&Med conferences. He invited french researchers coming from Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier to present the last trends and discovery in their fields. Both Nanospain and Nano Bio&Med conferences covered numerous aspects of nanomedecine (therapeutics, diagnostic and tissue engineering). It must be noted that, trough J.P. Aimé’s initiative, two invited presentation were given on social and philosophy aspects of nanosciences and nanotechnology. A “French C’NanoGSO corner” in the exhibition center presented a lot of posters showing different aspects of the research in the different field including nanomedecine. Among the exhibitors, representations of different institution or countries (Russia, Austria, Euronanoforum,…) were represented. With about 1400 participants including 150 french participants, this first edition was a success but some progress has to be done to drive more participants in the field of nanomedecine. From Jean-Marie Devoisselle, ICGM, Montpellier.[Reduce]
New report of the European Observatory on NanoSafety
The document offers a review of selected articles from the recent NanoEHS literature. This experts’ analysis has been performed by partners of the ENPRA consortium together with French experts from the Observatoire des Micro & Nanotechnologies (OMNT) at the 4th ENPRA/EONS expert panel meeting held in Brussels on March 31, 2011.
As part of the dissemination strategy of the ENPRA project, EONS reports contribute to inform stakeholders of the latest nanoEHS research advances thanks to the expert survey of the domain. Click here to learn more and download excerpts of the 4th EONS report. Excerpts from previous reports are also available on the ENPRA website. Full documents are accessible via Biblio-OMNT.[Reduce]
Joint JRC Nano event and 2nd ENPRA stakeholders' workshop
ObservatoryNANO: new Briefing reports available
Four additional ObservatoryNANO Briefings have been published.
The ObservatoryNANO Briefings focus on topics of particular interests in terms of economic potential, scientific breakthroughs, or impact on the European citizen. These four page reports offer wide ranging analysis in an easily accessible format.
All Briefings are accessible on the ObservatoryNANO website.[Reduce]
News about the European Observatory on Organic Electronics (EOOE)
In april, the 6th EOOE meeting was held in Barcelona (Spain). Those meetings are now framed by the european project Flexnet (http://www.noe-flexnet.eu/public/).
During this last meeting, more than 25 european experts of the field have exchanged their knowledge and the results of their scientific watch. Two invited speakers : Hagen Klauk from the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart & Yvan Bonnassieux from Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech have presented results on the topic : "From compact modeling to circuit conception".
The next EOOE meeting will be held at the end of october in the University of Patras in Greece.
The Nanosafety Newsletter is now online!
The Nanosafety Newsletter is now accessible at www.omnt.fr/index.php/fr/actualite/newsletter. Released every two weeks and specifically dedicated to Environmental Health and Safety impacts of nanoparticles and nanomaterials, the newsletter presents 3 headings:
- News & Reports: a digest of the main reports, documents and web articles;
- Events & Announcements: a selection of up-coming events (national and international conferences, workshops or seminars), calls for consultation, project applications, etc...
- Articles & Reviews: a selection of recent scientific articles (peer-reviewed articles).
Additional information and related documents are availbale by clicking on the links.
Happy Reading !
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Third ENPRA Newsletter now available
The third Newsletter of the European consortium ENPRA (Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanoparticles) in now available. This issue presents a summary of research progress and project activities within year 2 as well as an interview of partners from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (DK) and the University of Venice (IT) which describes the ENPRA approach on nanoparticle characterization.
Follow this link to download the Newsletter.
As ENPRA partner, the OMNT is involved in the dissemination of the project and the organization of the EONS meetings (European Observatory on NanoSafety)