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Digitising nanomaterials safety assessment - innovative nanoinformatics data workflows, models and tools for predictive nanomaterials (eco)toxicology

Digitising nanomaterials safety assessment - innovative nanoinformatics data workflows, models and tools for predictive nanomaterials (eco)toxicology

Digitising nanomaterials safety assessment - innovative nanoinformatics data workflows, models and tools for predictive nanomaterials (eco)toxicology

Author(s): Antreas Afantitis, Iseult Lynch

Publication: Bunsen-Magazin, Issue 2 2021, Seiten: 78-80

Publisher: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V., Frankfurt

Language: English

DOI: 10.26125/zjfv-3s10

 

Abstract

Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology, capable of delivering a wide range of technological breakthroughs across all EU priority sectors. Production of novel and emerging engineered and manufactured nanomaterials (NMs) is fundamental to advances in aeronautics, construction, electronics and consumer good. Although numerous benefi ts of NMs have been identified over the last decades, concerns are also arising as risk assessment lags behind product development, mainly because current approaches to assessing exposure, hazard and risk are expensive, time-consuming, and frequently involve testing in animal models. Additionally, the test guidance documents for generating regulatory-compliant data are still being updated for nanomaterials, whose surface reactivity and interactions with biomolecules and cellular machinery makes their assessment challenging compared to molecular chemicals. This leaves industry in the challenging position of having to provide data but how to generate the required data is not always clear.

Cite this: Afantitis, Antreas, Lynch, Iseult (2021): Digitising nanomaterials safety assessment - innovative nanoinformatics data workflows, models and tools for predictive nanomaterials (eco)toxicology. Bunsen-Magazin 2021, 2: 78-80. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. DOI: 10.26125/zjfv-3s10

 

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