Nanostructured Materials -
NanoGEM is a project combining several academic and private research institutions, industrial firms, and public authorities with the intention of answering today’s open questions of sustainable development and risk assessment by use of specially adapted strategies. Apart from evaluating for the first time hazards of industrially relevant nanomaterials and nanoparticles contained in processed products, NanoGEM gives special attention to biokinetics i.e., to the uptake and distribution of nanoparticles in the human body as a function of size, structure, and surface properties. Issues of safety at work and product safety during manufacturing, processing, application, and disposal will be approached, among other things, by means of newly developed portable measuring instruments. NanoGEM provides the data necessary for assessing the risks of an internal and external contact of nanoparticles with organisms.
WP 1: Production, Fuctionalisation, Characterization
WP 2: Exposure
WP Q: Nanomaterial changes in the life cycle
WP 3: Uptake and Distribution
WP 4: Toxicity
WP 5: Mechanisms
WP 6: Risk Assessment
WP 7: Communication
For further publications of the project including project-specific SOPs please visit www.nanogem.de.
Project website : www.nanogem.de
Duration: 01.08.2010 - 31.07.2013 (extended to 31.10.2013).