ASINA: Anticipating Safety Issues at the Design Stage of NAno Product Development
Thinking and designing safe nanomaterials is no child’s play. There is no supply chain approach to assess the impact of Safe by Design on the production processes and value chains of nanomaterial products. This is the aim of the European Horizon 2020 project ASINA: to define a Safety by Design strategy for the development of nanomaterials with reduced risk and safe for people’s health throughout the product life cycle, improving the competitiveness of companies.
Project in progress
Program: Horizon 2020 GA ID 862444
Theme: #Nanotecnologies, #SafetyByDesign
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ASINA has the ambition to promote consistent, applicable and scientifically valid Safe-by-Design practices, which take into account all dimensions of nano-enabled product design: functionality, manufacturing technologies, safety, environmental sustainability, cost effectiveness and regulatory requirements, in line with the responsible research innovation policy.
Define a Safe by Design methodology for nanomaterials, with a focus on clean nanotechnology for coatings and nano-encapsulated systems for cosmetics.
Increase international market confidence in products designed with Safe by Design.
Define a roadmap to improve the quality, health, safety of Safe by Design nanotechnologies.
22 partners including companies, research centres, universities and public bodies from EU and non-EU countries.
|Organization||Website / contacts|
|Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR (Italy) – Research Centre, Coordinator||Link|
|Università degli studi Milano Bicocca, DISAT (Italy) – University||Link|
|TECNALIA (Spain) – Research Centre||Link|
|Centro tecnologico LEITAT (Spain) – Research Centre||Link|
|Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Tecnicos Funcionais e Inteligentes Associacao (CENTI) (Portugal) – Research Centre|
|TRANSGERO LIMITED (Ireland) – Research Centre||Link|
|University of Limerick (UK) – University||Link|
|Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France) – Research Centre||Link|
|UK centre for ecology & hydrology (UK) – Research Centre||Link|
|PROJECT HUB 360 (Italy) – Enterprise|
|UNI – Ente Italiano di Normazione (Italy), Technical standardisation body|
|COLOROBBIA CONSULTING SRL (Italy) – Enterprise||Link|
|WITEC (Italy) – Enterprise|
|Mica Nanotech LTD (Italy) – Enterprise||Link|
|Bionanoplus SL (Spain) – Enterprise||Link|
|Red of view srl (Italy) – Enterprise||Link|
|AIR POLLUTION MANAGEMENT (Danmark) – Enterprise|
|Warrant Hub spa (Italy) – Enterprise||Link|
|Angel consulting sas di Matteo Zanotti Russo & C (Italy) – Enterprise||Link|
|Iowa state university of science and technology (USA) – University||Link|
|PETA (UK) – Research Centre||Link|
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