The NanoDefine (internal) Scientific Workshop took place in November 2015, entitled “Evaluation and Selection of the most suitable Measurement Techniques for Characterization and Classification of a nanomaterial according to the EC definition”.

NanoDefine experts gathered at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin to discuss the scientific progress of the ongoing work and results achieved after the first two project years.

Project partners came together assessing critical science related topics in the light of regulatory demands, such as measurement uncertainties, real-world testing or robustness of the planned 2-tiered classification methods and the “NanoDefiner” eTool.

This non-public workshop also served as mid-term evaluation, to help identify stop/go decisions within the project implementation strategy. Also, concepts for further dissemination of the developed methodology were discussed.

Scope, applicability and limits of the most promising screening and confirmatory techniques developed and selected within the project were reviewed against the latest scientific findings for future validation, integration and classification.

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