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Jul 24, 2018

First BIORIMA Stakeholders Workshop


First BIORIMA Stakeholders Workshop
Date: November 6th, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Main Topic: RISK MANAGEMENT OF NANO(BIO)MATERIALS USED IN MEDICAL DEVICES AND ADVANCED THERAPY MEDICINAL PRODUCTS 

Category: Workshops
Posted by: Anastasios.Papadiamantis

Nanotechnology raises high expectations in healthcare applications such as nano-enabled Medical Devices (MDs) and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), in particular to to rapidly advance the efficacy of imaging, diagnosis and therapy. Academic and industrial research in this field is continuously growing in relevance, but has been mainly focused on technological developments, while the safety aspects have received less attention.

Together with the increasing investments observed in this sector, there is also a growing need to develop an efficient approach for assessing and managing all the potential risks of nano(bio)materials (NBMs) along all stages of their life cycle, to ensure and improve their overall safety and promote the long-term sustainability of new products.

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to share and discuss views and needs of stakeholders involved in the development, marketing, evaluation and regulation of new NBMs. The BIORIMA project is developing an overarching framework for risk assessment and management of NBMs used in MDs and ATMPs that is based on regulatory requirements, industial needs and state-of-the-art scientific approaches and tools. The purpose of this workshop is to engage relevant stakeholders in an interdisciplinary dialogue to foster the development of such a framework and to integrate their perspectives and priorities, so that a shared vision on risk management of NBMs can be achieved and promoted.

Main topics of the workshop will in particular include risk-benefit analysis, occupational and environmental risk assessment and management, strategies for risk prevention, control and monitoring (incl. safer product and process design).

Key questions addressed:
Some of the key questions we will address are: What are the most effective strategies for risk assessment and management of NBMs used in MDs and ATMPs? What are the experience, needs and priorities of stakeholders in this field? How the future risk governance of NBMs should look like?

Stakeholders groups:
Industry, regulatory bodies, research/academia, manufacturing and healthcare workers, civil society organizations and any other organization involved in research & development, production, marketing, use, inspection, insurance, communication and decision-making on nanobiomaterials.

Workshop agenda will be available soon on BIORIMA website (www.biorima.eu) and you can access the Workshop's flyer here.

Registration deadline: September 15th 2018
Registration is free but mandatory.
Send an eMail to: info@biorima.eu and indicate your name and affiliation!