It has become apparent that the environmental health and safety implications of nano-enabled products need to be assessed in parallel with nanotechnology and its applications in order to promote the sustainability of the industry and to safeguard public health and the environment. This will require a drastic change in the current modus operandi and requires joint efforts by all stakeholders involved – academia, industry and regulators.
In our Nanocenter, we are working with Industrial partners not only on assessing possible toxicological implications of nanomaterials but also in developing “safer by design” concepts as well as on a number of Environmental Nanotechnology applications.
Current industrial partners include:
BASF: Nanotechnology is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting new technologies, offering product developers the chance to create entirely new properties through the controlled manufacture and structuring of materials, and driving innovation in many sectors of industry. BASF is a global leader in chemical nanotechnology, and has all that it takes to explore nanotechnology’s full potential while ensuring its safe application: special analytical methods; expertise in chemistry, physics, biology and engineering; long experience in the safe handling of new materials.
Panasonic is one of the leading manufacturers of home appliances including indoor air regulators (A/C units, air purifiers etc). Working close with us we bring together new sustainable and green technologies based on recent advances in nanotechnology, closer to the market having always the in mind the best interest of the consumer.
NanoTerra is a translational research company with headquartered in Brighton, MA, USA. Its goal is to develop long-term collaborations with industry and build significant new business value by applying interdisciplinary expertise, nano- and micro-technology toolset and knowhow to commercial problems. While working at the cutting edge of science, Nano Terra bridges the gap between the research lab and the market place. In this way, it play the role of a nano-technology “Innovation Accelerator” between academia and Industry.