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Double-sided nanoparticles may hold potential for added functionality

07-Jun-2010 - A research project led by the University of Pennsylvania has discovered new information about the physical make up and mechanical properties of nano assemblies made from Janus dendrimers.

Health Canada defines nanomaterials in working document

02-Mar-2010 - Health Canada has adopted a working definition for nanomaterials and announced that it may require more information about them in order to assess potential risks.

Do nanoparticles penetrate the skin?

07-May-2009 - According to Professor Tilman Butz who led the NANODERM project, the answer to is no, not in healthy human skin. The project looked at the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide...

Nanoparticles may damage bacterial cell walls, say scientists

31-Mar-2009 - Nanoparticles found in sunscreens may damage the cell walls of bacteria which could leave them unviable, according to recent research.

Industry and government must commit more resources to nanotech risk research

25-Feb-2009 - Research spending on nanotechnology risks is woefully inadequate and industry participation in data gathering projects has been limited, according to the Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.

Canada expected to demand data from suppliers of nanomaterials

16-Feb-2009 - Canada is poised to become the first country to demand that companies report their use of engineered nanomaterials.

Nanotech dream will turn to ashes without regulation, says MEP

13-Feb-2009 - Nanotechnology’s promise will ‘crumble to ashes’ if regulation doesn’t ensure products are safe before reaching the market, according to a Swedish MEP.

Global toothpaste manufacturer taps into nanotechnology

28-Jan-2009 - Toothpaste manufacturer 3M ESPE has incorporated Indiana Nanotech’s calcium phosphate technology into its latest toothpaste launch.

Size matters when it comes to nano in cosmetics, says consumer group

13-Nov-2008 - The FDA must recognise that the size of a particle may affect its behavior and call for compulsory safety testing and labelling of nanoparticles in cosmetics, according to a US...