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Jun 19, 2017

Invitation to the 2nd NanoDefine Industry-focused Workshop

"Measurement and classification of nanomaterials according to the EU definition"
24 October 2017: Frankfurt/Main - Germany
Category: Workshops
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Purpose and Focus 

The European NanoDefine project is organizing a new 1-day industry-focused workshop on the 24th October 2017 at DECHEMA in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The main purpose of this workshop is to practically demonstrate the newly developed measurement techniques to end-users, who have to implement the EC definition of a nanomaterial (2011/696/EU).

NanoDefine experts have developed a wide panel of new validated measurement methods, techniques, instruments and software, including a 2-tiered analytical approach consisting of (1) rapid and cost-effective screening methods and (2) more in-depth confirmatory methods, to classify existing and new advanced materials according to the EC nano-definition. In particular the "NanoDefiner e-Tool” will help practitioners to reliably determine, whether a material or product is or contains nano, or not.

This unique workshop will focus on the practical demonstration of the applicability, suitability and regulatory significance of the newly developed NanoDefine methodology to classify real-life materials.

We warmly invite you to meet our experts and to share their experience, learn from each other and find an answer to the following questions:

  • How to address the analytical challenges caused by the EU Nano-Definition?
  • How to handle the wide diversity and complexity of commercially relevant products and materials that have to be classified according to this definition?
  • How to meet the needs of industry for quick and unambiguous measurement tools?

Register and Save the Date 

Registration is free of charge and can be done by sending an email to together with the following information:

  • Your name, position, phone and email address:
  • Your organization name and address:
  • Type of your organization (e.g., industrial/instrument manufacturer, branch organization, regulatory body, policy/decision maker, research institute, consultant etc.):
  • Type of materials/instruments you manufacture or develop (if applicable):
  • Your specific interest in this meeting:
  • Practical experiences and problems you want to discuss:
  • Other topics and questions you want to address:

As places are limited, registration will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

Workshop Venue:

DECHEMA, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main

How to get there:

Find the complete programme and more information here!

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 604347-2.

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