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October 19, 2018

NNI Publishes Key Takeaways and Transcript for Webinar on Technology Pathways Toward Commercializing Nanotechnology

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has published key takeaways and a transcript for the September 19, 2018, webinar, “Technology Pathways Toward Commercializing Nanotechnology.”  The webinar focused on quality control in the manufacturing process and built on NNI’s November 2017 Technology Pathways workshop.  Webinar panelists Katherine Barton, Laboratory and Production Manager at Nano-C, and Doug Singer, Executive Vice President in Charge of Manufacturing,...
September 19, 2018

NIOSH Publishes Revised Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials, Will Hold Online Meeting

On September 18, 2018, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of a draft document entitled Current Intelligence Bulletin:  Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials.  As reported in our January 22, 2016, blog item, NIOSH published a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) on silver nanomaterials on January 21, 2016.  According to the...
August 22, 2018

NNI Publishes Supplement to President’s 2019 Budget Request

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has published The National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President’s 2019 Budget.  The August 2018 document not only supplements the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2019, but also serves as NNI’s annual report and addresses the requirement for Department of Defense (DOD) reporting on its nanotechnology investments.  President Trump requests nearly $1.4 billion for NNI, “a continued investment in...
August 13, 2018

Registration Opens for NNI Webinar on NanoEHS and Nanomedicine

Registration has opened for an August 20, 2018, webinar on “NanoEHS and Nanomedicine:  Similarities and Synergisms.”  The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) notes that there are many synergies between nanomedicine research, which addresses (among other topics) issues of efficacy and safety, and studies on the environmental, health, and safety effects of nanomaterials (nanoEHS), which include the exploration of potential toxicity and exposures.  Research in these...
July 27, 2018

NIOSH Draft CIB on Occupational Risk Assessment Discusses Emerging Practices, Including Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

On July 26, 2018, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin:  NIOSH Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment.  The draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) describes the underlying science and general approach used by NIOSH researchers when conducting high quality, scientifically sound assessments of the health risk associated with workplace hazards.  The draft CIB focuses...
July 11, 2018

NIOSH One-Pager Includes Accomplishments and Next Steps for Nanotechnology Research Center

On July 9, 2018, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a one-page document on its Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC), which conducts research to understand the potential effects on human health of exposure to engineered nanomaterials and develops methods to control or eliminate exposures.  NTRC’s accomplishments include: NTRC’s next steps include:...
April 24, 2018

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Draft Nanotechnology Research Plan for FYs 2018-2025

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice on April 24, 2018, announcing the availability of a draft research plan entitled Continuing to Protect the Nanotechnology Workforce:  NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Plan for 2018-2025 for public comment.  The draft Nanotechnology Research Plan presents the Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2025, highlighting how the...
April 12, 2018

Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies

Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies.  As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will be responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of emerging technology research activities at NIOSH, advising the NIOSH Director.  Emerging technologies with potential to impact the U.S. workplace include the evolution of advanced and...
April 9, 2018

TechConnect World Innovation Conference Includes Panel on Safety in Advanced Manufacturing

The May 13-16, 2018, TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo will include a panel discussion on “Safety in Advanced Manufacturing: A Profit Maker or a Profit Taker?” as part of the advanced manufacturing symposium.  The panel discussion, which will be held on May 16, 2018, will provide a forum to examine existing health and safety approaches that enable Industry 4.0 and the advanced manufacturing ecosystem.  It will consider the challenges and...
March 16, 2018

NIOSH Draft NORA for Respiratory Health Recommends Preventing Dust-Induced Lung Diseases, Including Those Associated with Nanomaterials

On March 15, 2018, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of the draft National Occupational Research Agenda for Respiratory Health for public comment.  The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program created to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices.  The draft NORA for Respiratory Health is the first NORA to address respiratory health, and it is intended to...