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International Fresenius Conference in Mainz: Registration, Application and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

In the future, uniform rules will apply to nanomaterials throughout the EU. Soon, manufacturers, importers and downstream users will be required to supply exact data on nanomaterials when registering them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The adapted regulation will be coming into force in January 2020. An international conference, presented by Akademie Fresenius and devoted specifically to the topic of nanomaterials, will be providing up-to-date information on regulatory practice within Europe and discussing the latest findings on how nanomaterials impact health and the environment. The “Nanomaterials - Regulation, Characterisation and Risk Assessment of Substances in Nano Forms” Conference will be taking place in Mainz/Germany on 27 and 28 November.

For their two-day conference, Akademie Fresenius has won the support of top-ranking representatives from the authorities, the scientific sector and the industry. Andrej Kobe, who will be representing the European Commission, for example, will be reporting on the latest changes to the provisions applying to the licensing of nano forms. In addition, representatives from BASF, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology will also have their say.


  • Francesco Cubadda, National Institute of Health (ISS)
  • Kenneth A. Dawson, University College Dublin, Centre for BioNano Interactions 
  • Laurence Deydier Stephan, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • Maria del Mar Gonzalez, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Andrej Kobe, European Commission
  • Jerome Labille, Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience (Cerege)
  • Bernd Nowack, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)
  • Karsten Schlich, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME)
  • Christine Spirlet, International Zinc Association (IZA)
  • Karin Wiench, BASF

Full programme details will be available here shortly!

Dates: 27 and 28 November 2018

Location: Mainz/Germany 

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