NANODEVICE
 
 
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NOVEL CONCEPTS, METHODS, AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PORTABLE, EASY-TO-USE DEVICES FOR THE MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF AIRBORNE ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES IN WORKPLACE AIR GRANT AGREEMENT NO.: CP-IP 211464-2
Acronym: NANODEVICE
Start date: April 1, 2009
End date: March 31, 2013
Total project value: 12.3M€
Project coordinator: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Kai Savolainen
Total number of partners: 26
Contact person (name/email): Salvi, Olivier (nanodeviceeu-vri.eu)
Project webpage R-Tech/EU-VRi: http://nanodevice.eu-vri.eu/
Official webpage (coordinator): http://www.nano-device.eu/
3D model of a en:C60 molecule, also called a "Buckyball"
Description: NANODEVICE is a research project funded by the European Commission in the context of the 7th Framework Program.
The motive of the NANODEVICE project is based on the lack of knowledge of the health effects of the widely used engineered nanoparticles (ENP) and on the shortage of field-worthy, cost-effective ways - especially in real time - for reliable assessment of exposure levels to ENP in workplace air
NANODEVICE will provide new information on the physico-chemical properties of engineered nanoparticles (ENP) and information about their toxicology. Also a novel measuring device will be developed to assess the exposure to ENP´s from workplace air. The purpose of the project is also to promote the safe use of ENP through guidance, standards and education, implementing of safety objectives in ENP production and handling, and promotion of safety related collaborations through an international nanosafety forum.
EU-VRi Specific Role: The main objectives of EU-VRi in NANOdevice are to develop of a data-base on risk assessment of ENP and to provide input from the project to the European Commission for the development of risk related regulations. EU-VRi is in charge of the production of short operational “brochures” on risk related to ENP. To fulfil those objectives, EU-VRi will identify the State of the art in terms of current available data-bases on the Web and develop and validate the data and information in a data-base for risk assessment related to ENP.

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