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June 3, 2020

NanoHarmony Project Will Hold Introductory Webinar in July

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) will hold a webinar on July 7, 2020, on “Introducing the NanoHarmony project.”  Funded through Horizon 2020, NanoHarmony began on April 1, 2020.  NanoHarmony brings together 14 expert partners from ten European countries and will work alongside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to support the development of test guidelines and guidance documents for eight endpoints where nanomaterial-adapted test methods have been identified as an industrial priority.  NanoHarmony will coordinate the collection and use of available data and information to support the development of test methods and to organize a sustainable network for the needed exchange, as well as for future regulatory development needs.  NanoHarmony is coordinated by the German Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).  Partners include the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department of Health, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, NIA, the University of Plymouth, the National Research Center for the Working Environment (NRCWE), the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Aveiro, BASF, and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud NIA member.