Framing Nano |   Governance in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Framing Nano | Governance in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Global corporations adapt to nanomaterial EHS challenges

A recent report from Lux Research suggests that global corporations are now shifting their nanotechnology strategies to encompass environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues.

Lux carried out a survey amongst top executives at 31 global corporations active in nanotechnology and the study concluded that

65% of global corporations had a high awareness of nanotechnology
nearly every company had a nanotechnology strategy
all the companies interviewed had external cooperation with universities, start-ups or other companies as part of their strategy suggesting that cost and risk sharing collaborations were attractive to them
EHS issues were seen as an increasing priority, including such collaborations, and that dealing with risks and regulations was seen as crucial to profits

UK body calls for more testing and governance of nanomaterials

In a new study on novel materials, the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution considers that there is a pressing need for more testing, extending existing governance arrangements and formulating new controls in the rapidly expanding field of nanomaterials.

In looking at potential risks, the Commission concluded that, rather than just their size, it was the functionality, mode of action and behaviour of new nanomaterials that needs to be evaluated.

While the Commission found no evidence of harm to human health or to the environment or need for a ban or moratorium, they acknowledged that development of the technology was still at an early stage and that testing was still relatively limited. The Chair of the Commission also stressed the need to extend the coverage of the REACH Regulation as a matter of some urgency.

NIST, NCI and other major US stakeholders propose online nanotechnology standards development forum

At a recent workshop on Enabling Standards for Nanomaterials Characterization hosted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), attendees strongly endorsed the concept for online standards collaboration following a demonstration of a prototype collaborative website by the National Cancer Institute’s Advanced Biomedical Computing Centre.

Canada set to become first country to require engineered nanomaterial reporting

Canada is set to launch the world’s first compulsory engineered nanomaterial reporting scheme. Starting in February 2009, companies and other organizations manufacturing or importing more than 1kg of such a nanomaterial during the 2008 calendar year will be requested to provide information relating to its use. The information gathered will be used to evaluate the risks of engineered nanomaterials as well as safety measures

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Multi-Stakeholder Workshop Programme
Feb 12, 2009 at 04:57 PM

FramingNano Multi-Stakeholder Workshop

A dialogue on Regulation and Governance of Nanotechnologies


Thursday 26 February 2009

08.30 – 09.00                Registration and coffee

09.00 – 09.15                Introduction to the Workshop and roundtable

René Von Schomberg, DG Research, European Commission

09.15 – 09.30                Introduction to the FramingNano Project and its objectives

Dr Elvio Mantovani, AIRI Nanotec-IT

Richard Moore, Institutue of Nanotechnoloy

09.30– 10.00                 Keynote presentation 1: ‘Responsible development of nanotechnology: What about safety? Is there a risk?’

Dr Wim H. de Jong, Vice-Chair of the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

10.00 – 10.30                Keynote presentation 2: ‘Towards nanoregulation: key nanotechnology ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI)’

Dr. Françoise Roure: Vice?présidente du GTN ? OCDE

10.30 – 11.00                Keynote presentation 3: ‘Industry position towards nanoregulation: ensuring governance addresses innovation needs whilst gaining public acceptance’

Dr Gernot Klotz, Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

11.00 – 11.15                Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30                Workshop Session 1: Identifying key issues in nanotechnology EHS

Chair: Sergio Iavicoli, Department of Occupational Medicine, National Institute of Occupational Prevention and Safety

12.30 – 13.15                Lunch and networking

13.15 – 14.30                Workshop Session 2: Identifying key nanotechnology ELSI issues

Chair: TBC

14.30 – 15.45                Workshop Session 3: Possible nanotechnology governance models

Chair: Christoph Studer, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

15.45 – 16.45                Reports from Workshop Rapporteurs and discussion

16.45 – 17.00                Conclusions from Workshop Chairman and outline of next actions

17.00                            Close of Workshop

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The Innovation Society, St.Gallen, is the Swiss Partner in the FramingNano Project Consortium and in charge of organising the national conference in Switzerland. We are pleased to invite you to the Swiss National FramingNano Conference in the Stade de Suisse in the vicinity of Bern on the 18th of March 2010.


The FramingNano conference aims to:

  • present the FramingNano Governance Platform to a broader audience
  • present and discuss national and international activities in nanotechnology governance (EU-Action Plan, EU-Code of Conduct, etc.)
  • discuss possible ways of implementing the Governance Platform in European countries
  • discuss synergies and measures among international stakeholders.

A detailed programme of the conference can be found here.

Target Audience

The conference is addressing representatives from national and international regulatory bodies, politics, NGOs, any interested stakeholders and the broader public. Although this is a national conference, the focus of the conference is not restricted to Switzerland and the programme includes many speakers from EU level.

The conference language is English (without interpretation).


We can only host a limited number of participants (first come, first served).

Registration deadline: The registration is open until 10th of March 2010.

Participation fee: Adults: 100 CHF / 75 € (including lunch, documentation and refreshments). An invoice will be sent to attendees prior to the conference. Student discount: 50% (student card required).

Other FramingNano National Conferences

  • United Kingdom (London): 11 February 2010
  • Czech Republic (Prague): 2 March 2010
  • The Netherlands (Amersfoort): 9 March 2010
  • Germany (Frankfurt): 24 March 2010
  • Italy (Rome): 16 March 2010
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The FramingNano Project formally concluded its work at the end of March 2010 following publication of the FramingNano governance platform and its executive summary and a series of national workshops aimed at disseminating information about the outcomes of the project and discussing possible routes forward concerning principles and proposals outlined in the governance platform with key stakeholders at national level.

In the various national workshops the need for a continuous and adaptive model of governance, such as that proposed in the governance platform, was particularly acknowledged and there was also a broad agreement that the proposed governance model provided a useful heuristic overview of the challenges facing societies in balancing the undoubted benefits of nanotechnology with the perceived but sometimes unquantifiable risks associated with increased use of manufactured nanomaterials in a globalised world.

The final FramingNano project documents, including a report describing the

The FramingNano Project Consortium would like to thank all stakeholders who have participated in the project over the past two years for their active and constructive input and for contributing to the final outcomes of the Project.


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cheaper massage chairs under 1000 dollars

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And by choosing the best zero gravity massage chair, you will be able to do your own treatment at home and do the treatment on your own. Below just a quick overview. For the full guide I found that this guide here: is really helpful in finding best massage chair for any budget.

Top 3 Zero Gravity Massage Chairs Under 1000 Dollars

1. Osaki OS-4000CS Shiatsu Massage Chair

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The first product on the line is Osaki OS-4000 Black Beige Zero Gravity Shiatsu that is manufactured by Osaki. This is a product with full function chair that will provide you shoulder-and-neck air massage, air hip massage, vibration and air arm message, and the heat therapy that specialized for back lumber area.

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Today most of the people have tended to look for the methods that can release their stresses and give some relaxation to their bodies and minds. The main cause for this is that modern day people have used to spend a busy lifestyle.

When considering their requirements, they need something at their home to give that relaxation that they seek.

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Nowadays most of the people have begun to focus on these massage chairs and therefore many companies and organizations have involved in the production of these massage chairs. Infinity is one such company who are in the business for years now. They offer a variety of massage chair options with various features integrated in them. And they are of different prices.

Therefore people can choose the ideal massage chair that matches their requirements from the Infinity.

Infinity is one of those companies who have an enormous reputation in the market.

Infinity IT-8500 Massage Chair

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The company has integrated some fantastic features and has used latest technologies to build the IT-8500-CB Heated chair. This massage chair possesses two zero gravity positions which can’t be seen in most of other chairs. That is one feature that make this robotic machine a unique product.

New technologies like Tru-Grip V stretch, Spinal correction and Accu-roll shoulder massage have used in this chair.

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There are tons of other features that you can see in this chair and you can use those features to have a unique and special massage session.

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  • Machine Weight -: 229 lbs
  • Weight Capacity -: 265 lbs
  • Air Massage -: Leg and Foot air massage, Arm and Wrist air massage, shoulder air massage, Lumbar and buttock air massage.
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