Regulation of Nanotechnology in Consumer Products

Publication Date : 2007
Code : 99
169 Visited Entry Date : 2017/10/04

SWITZERLAND

English
Volume 69 Pages
Document type Event Report
Subject Regulatory & Legal Aspect
Summary

This report summarises the contents and results of the 3rd International NanoRegulation Conference which took place from 12. – 13. September in St. Gallen (Switzerland). The conference was organized by the Innovation Society in cooperation with NanoEurope Fair & Conference. This year’s focus was on consumer products containing nanotechnologies, possible risks and regulatory approaches.

The conference highlighted the following topics:

• Technical, health, environment and safety aspects of products containing nanotechnologies

• Regulatory approaches to nanotechnology

• Stakeholder perspectives on nanotechnology

• Adequacy of different voluntary measures (Code of Conduct, CENARIOS® Risk Management System, Nano Risk Framework)

The annual “Nano-Regulation” conference in St.Gallen is part of the multi-stakeholder platform “Nano-Regulation” which has been launched in 2005 by the Innovation Society and is supported by several government-, industry-, retail- and research organisations. The platform serves as an international interface providing information and communication services to their members and facilitating cooperation among stakeholders on the international level.
Content

Introduction

 

Setting the Scene - Current Regulatory Landscape

   Keynote: Swiss Action Plan and Green Nanotechnology

   Nanomaterials in EU chemicals legislation: REACH & Co.

   Overview over international developments and framework USA: Existing regulatory frameworks for consumer products

 

Nano in the Stores - Technical, Health and Safety Aspects of Nanoproducts

   Nanotechnology, cosmetic and sunscreen safety

   Micelle inside ingredients by miVital

   Nanoparticles in drug delivery: Potential avenues and issues

 

Stakeholder Perspectives - Needs, Expectations and Contributions

   Insuring nano: Perspective of MunichRe

   Buying nano: What consumers want to know

   Selling nano: How the retailers are dealing with nanoproducts

 

Beyond Regulation - Adequacy of Voluntary Measures

   Keynote: NanoInside: Building a new social contract for 21st century products

   Code of Conduct: A suitable tool for the sustainable development of nanotechnologies - the BASF experience

   CENARIOS®: A nano risk management system as a business and safety opportunity

   Nano Risk Framework

 

NanoFuture - The Growing-up of a Technology

   Walking the molecules - Europe’s first NanoRobot

   Nanotechnology and sustainability – Precautionary approaches and public participation

 

Workshops on voluntary measures

 

Speakers and Participants
Organization
  • The Innovation Society Ltd Published by
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