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June 12, 2018

EUON Updates Website, Adds Two Searchable Databases

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On June 11, 2018, the European Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) announced that its website now features the following two searchable databases, NanoData and eNanoMapper:

  • NanoData: Contains data on different products, research projects, publications, patents, and companies, and helps users to visualize statistics through built-in charts and graphs.  The data can also be filtered by different sectors and geographic location.  The database can be used for example by consumers interested in finding out about products that use nanotechnology.
  • eNanoMapper: Gives access to one of the largest data sources currently available on the toxicological properties of nanomaterials.  The data originates from several research projects, including the results of the European Union (EU)-funded NanoREG project.  The eNanoMapper can be used to find toxicological data on specific nanomaterials.

EUON states that it has also revamped its home page with more dynamic content, including the latest news on nanomaterials and nanotechnology from the web.  The update includes new information about nanomaterials within the EU regulatory framework, how they are used in different sectors, such as food, medicine, and environmental research, and how to use nanomaterials safely at work.