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Nanotechnology

The clue to the nature of this cross-cutting technology lies in the prefix "nano": nanotechnology deals with structures on a microscopic scale. What exactly does this technology, which is often labelled a key enabling technology of the 21st century, have to offer? Can it facilitate innovations which will visibly advance environmental protection and resource efficiency?

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

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Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

OECD

The BMU is head of the German delegation to the OECD Working Party on Nanomaterials

Das BMU leitet die deutsche Delegation der OECD Working Party on Nanomaterials (WPMN).

OECD

Latest on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology | 27.04.18

Harmonised EU rules for nanomaterials in future

The REACH Regulatory Committee amended the EU REACH Regulation on chemicals. Starting in 2020, detailed data will be required during substance registration.
Nanotechnology | 23.04.18

Nano-in-Vivo long-term research project

The Nano-In-Vivo study was carried out in compliance with the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Test Guidelines. The publication of results is expected at the end of the year.
Nanotechnology | 15.06.16

Opportunities and risks of nanotechnology

Three hundred experts from the scientific community, industry, authorities and associations use the NanoDialogue as their central platform for discussion of questions surrounding this technology.
Nanotechnology | 15.06.15

Expert dialogue on nanotechnology in food industry

Representatives of the scientific community, industry, environmental associations, government and public authorities came together at a meeting to discuss the opportunities and risks of using nanotechnology in the food industry.