Areas of Interest

To date the widely accepted view is that there are many unanswered questions on the potential environmental and health risks associated with the manufacture, use, distribution and disposal of nanomaterials. NANOSAFETY cluster aims to address (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Physicochemical characterisation of NanoParticles and materials including NanoParticles in their formulation (nanomaterials)
  • Fate, biodistribution, degradation of NanoParticles and nanomaterials at cellular and body level and in the environment.
  • Assessment of toxicity and risk of NanoParticles and nanomaterials to humans and the environment
  • Biological membrane activity of NanoParticles
  • Modelling of the exposure-dose-response relationship and extrapolation of results from in vitro to in vivo and to human situations.
  • Metrology, cross validation and standardization of assays, protocols and models for NanoParticle toxicity
  • Data management: including the creation and implementation of a common database
  • Combining the dissemination effort of each cluster member to obtain maximum impact in terms of harmonizing the message to stakeholders.