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June 9, 2020

NIA Survey on “Advanced Materials” Terminology and Relevance to Nanomaterials Closes on June 12

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) began a survey on June 4, 2020, inviting commercial actors within the nanomaterials arena (producers, users, and professional providers) to contribute their organization’s perception and use of the term “Advanced Materials.”  According to NIA, there is increasing policy focus on the term “Advanced Materials,” with national governments and international frameworks starting to discuss potential safety and regulatory implications.  NIA states that “[t]his is a conversation that needs clear industrial input and must avoid the assumption that ‘Advanced Materials’ are already recognised by industry as a distinct category of materials and treated as such, with additional safety or regulatory needs beyond existing frameworks.”

The survey takes only five to six minutes to complete (ten questions in total).  The survey closes on June 12, 2020.  NIA will share a public anonymized report of survey responses, present this report at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting “Advanced materials — online conferences,” and create a position paper with NIA members to provide clear industrial input to longer term research, policy, and regulatory development.  All responses are confidential, and any queries can be sent to

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud NIA member.