The EU Nanomaterials Definition: Expert Insight into the Consequences for the Chemical Industry
Wednesday 21st March 2012 - 13:30 GMT and 15:00 GMT
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At the end of 2011 the EU commission published a recommended definition of Nanomaterials. Seasoned commission watchers recognised this much anticipated document as a turning point likely to have significant legislative impact on producers of Nanomaterials in Europe and beyond, this definition was the missing jigsaw piece that so many legislators and NGOs anticipated to forward a robust framework for nanotechnology legislation.
Two industry reactions are observed; a large industry group are doing nothing and hoping it goes away whilst others are thinking through potential solutions. Having tracked the EU effort in preparation to get to this stage, NanoSight believes this definition is here to stay and will have a significant impact.
This webinar is in two parts:
International expert in nanotechnology legislation and control, Dr Denis Koltsov, will examine the definition in detail. Attendees at this event will receive a thorough understanding of the definition and Dr Koltsov will outline his views on the likely speed and scope of the legislation.
NanoSight will present a practical draft solution to address a characterisation requirement of this definition, requiring as it does particle counting 1 to 100nm a combination of NTA and EM is proposed.
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Dr Denis Koltsov
Denis Koltsov was born in Moscow in 1976, graduated from Cambridge University in 1998 and obtained his PhD in Nanotechnology in 2003 from the same university. He worked as a research associate in Cambridge Nanoscience Centre before taking up lecturing position at Lancaster University in 2005 where he led nanotechnology work and outreach services till 2009. Dr Koltsov is now running his own nanotechnology consulting practice (BREC Solutions limited) that focuses on creating value for its clients through innovation in nanotechnology. Dr Koltsov is the author of several patents, numerous publication and confidential reports to stakeholders. He is a recognised authority in nanotechnology innovation and current market, regulatory and social trends. Dr Koltsov is an expert working for the UK governmental strategy committees, expert committees at BSI/ISO/CEN/OECD WPN. He has conducted a number of industry-led consultations in nanotechnology sector and reported to relevant regulatory authorities.