Title: The JRC Nanomaterials Repository: a unique facility providing representative test materials for nanoEHS research
Authors: TOTARO SARACOTOGNO GiulioRASMUSSEN KirstenPIANELLA FRANCESCARONCAGLIA MarcoOLSSON HeidiRIEGO SINTES JuanCRUTZEN Hugues
Citation: REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY vol. 81 p. 334 - 340
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102699
ISSN: 0273-2300
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yrtph.2016.08.008
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102699
DOI: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2016.08.008
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The European Commission has established a Nanomaterials Repository that hosts industrially manufactured nanomaterials that are distributed world-wide for safety testing of nanomaterials. In a first instance these materials were tested in the OECD Testing Programme. They have then also been tested in several EU funded research projects. The JRC Repository of Nanomaterials has thus developed into serving the global scientific community active in the nanoEHS (regulatory) research. The unique Repository facility is a state-of-the-art installation that allows customised sub-sampling under the safest possible conditions, with traceable final sample vials distributed world-wide for research purposes. This paper describes the design of the Repository to perform a semi-automated subsampling procedure, offering high degree of flexibility and precision in the preparation of NM vials for customers, while guaranteeing the safety of the operators, and environmental protection. The JRC nanomaterials are representative for part of the world NMs market. Their wide use world-wide facilitates the generation of comparable and reliable experimental results and datasets in (regulatory) research by the scientific community, ultimately supporting the further development of the OECD regulatory test guidelines.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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