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October 6, 2015

NanoSafety Cluster Releases Closer to the Market Roadmap for Final Comments

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On October 5, 2015, the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster announced that the “Closer to the Market” Roadmap (CTTM) is available for final comments.  The CTTM is intended to speed up the progress towards market implementation of nanotechnologies.  The draft CTTM identifies key challenges to be tackled immediately and in a step-by-step approach:  (1) build an inclusive collaboration network; (2) bring together scientific experts; (3) strengthen the dialog and exchange to raise synergies and safe resources; (4) implement a safety assessment framework supported by the regulatory initiatives; and (5) build service provider platforms that serve as consulting agencies assisting companies on their products’ way towards market implementation.  Comments are due October 19, 2015.