Alternative Testing Strategies for Carbon Nanotubes and Other Modes of Nanomaterial Toxicity:
Developing a 21st Century
Scientific and Policy Framework for Industrial Chemicals
This special workshop brought together an invitated group of more than forty leaders in the field from government, industry, and academia to discuss the need for new approaches to chemical testing that assess nanomaterial toxicity. The workshop was hosted by UC CEIN and held on January 16 and January 17, 2013 at UCLA.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology
September 25, 2012 • CNSI Auditorium • UCLA
The workshop, organized by BCCM and the California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN), was hosted by the UCLA Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology in Los Angeles, CA (UC CEIN).
Workshop participants and attendees included representatives from the nanotechnology industry, academia, the California government, and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. This workshop brought together stakeholders together to discuss the current state of the nanotechnology industry in California and identify opportunities and pitfalls for the continued expansion of this key technology sector.
Individual presentations and panel discussions at this one-day workshop addressed the following topics:
• Future benefits and opportunities afforded by nanotechnology;
• Federal programs to advance nanotechnology;
• Regulatory challenges for nanotechnology in California;
• Environmental measurement of nanomaterials;
• Availability of venture capital;
• Public perception of nanomaterials;
• Weighing the pros and cons of being a California nanotech business; and
• Opportunities for collaboration to advance nanotechnology in California.
UC CEIN Co-Director Arturo Keller of UC Santa Barbara participated in the Panel on Nanomaterial Safety and the Toxic Substances Control Act in Washington, D. C. on June 27 in the Russell Senate Office Building. This event was hosted by the American Chemical Society Science and the Congress Project with
the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
as honorary co-host.
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Dr. Thabet Tolaymat
Environmental Protection Agency
June 5, 2012 at 4pm
CNSI Building Auditorium • UCLA
"Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment"
The use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is growing drastically as a result of their unique size-dependent physical and chemical properties and their broad-spectrum toxicity to organisms. There are major concerns about potential environmental impacts . . . more
Saturday, April 14, 2012
• Los Angeles
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Dr. Scott McNeil
Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) for SAIC-Frederick,
National Cancer Institute at Frederick (NCI-Frederick)
April 19, 2012 at 4pm
CNSI Building Auditorium •
"Nanoparticle Characterization: Lessons Learned from NCI’s Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL)"
The Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) is a collaborating partnership among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Founded in 2004 as part of the NCI’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, the NCL serves to accelerate the transition of nanoscale particles and devices into clinical applications by . . . more
Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin
April 24, 2012 at 4pm
CNSI Building Auditorium •
"Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials"
Responsible and sustainable technology development requires proactive consideration of potential impacts across the life cycle of materials. The need for data a priori to application development creates challenges for a structure designed to test individual substances in pure form. For novel nanoscale materials, limitations in the availability and reliability of data create challenges for . . . more
Professor Emeritus Wilbert Lick
UC Santa Barbara
February 17, 2012 at 11am
Bren Hall 3526 (Pine)
• UC Santa Barbara
"The Aggregation and Disaggregation of Fine-grained Particles"
Considerable work has recently been done on the aggregation and disaggregation of fine-grained particles, especially sedimentary particles. In the disaggregated state, the particles of interest are . . . more
Dr. Jeffrey Steevens
of Environmental Lab - ERDC
7, 2012 at 4pm
CNSI Building auditorium •
"Developing Safe Nanotechnologies for the Soldier"
Engineered nanoparticles are being exploited for a wide variety of military applications. Material science research into the development of new engineered nanoparticles is far outpacing environmental and human health and safety research, yet the health and safety data . . . more