Get ready for the future - understanding new regulations for nano-enabled products

December 7, 2018 9:00 - 16:30 , Empa, Dübendorf, AKADEMIE

TOPIC

Switzerland occupies a leading position internationally in the field of nanoresearch. But when it comes to transposing existing knowledge into practice and fully exploiting the application potential of synthetic nanomaterials, companies face numerous questions and hurdles – from the characterization of new materials and their safe handling to the continuous changes in national and international regulatory requirements.

 

By bundling the scientific and regulatory expertise available in Switzerland, contactpointnano.ch, an initiative supported by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), aims to bridge this gap.

 

AIMS

  • In this workshop you will learn all you need to know about the often very complex regulatory dispositions regarding the safety of nanomaterials or nanoenabled products in consumer goods, food, the health sector and the environment.
  • You will discover the practical implications of current and future regulatory framework dispositions (REACH/EFSA/MedTech).
  • You will get the opportunity to exchange your experience and to network with other Swiss companies.

  

TARGET AUDIENCE

SME’s, start-ups as well as established companies who are already working with novel nanomaterials or are planning to integrate nanotech into their production lines.

 

PROGRAM

 

09:00

Coffee and Registration

 

09:45

Welcoming address

Alex Dommann, Empa

 

09:55

contactpointnano.ch

Peter Wick, Empa

 

10:25

REACH regulations

Christophe Studer, FOPH

 

10:55

Food regulations

Mark Stauber, FSVO

 

11:25

Coffee break

 

11:40

Medtech regulations

Gerrit Borchard, University of Geneva

 

12:10

New regulatory rules – practical approach and challenges

Tobias Walser, Vereala

 

12:40

Lunch break

 

13:45

Companies reporting their experiences

Beat Flühmann, Vifor Pharma;

followed by breakout sessions

 

14:50

Coffee break

 

15:05

Round table: Regulation challenges

Moderation Ariane Meyer, SRF

 

15:40

General discussion

 

16:20

Closing remarks

Sergio Bellucci, contactpointnano.ch

 

   

ABOUT

contactpointnano.ch is an independent national platform offering a unique service: By pooling the scientific and regulatory expert knowledge available in Switzerland on the safe handling of synthetic nanomaterials, assists the transfer from invention to innovation and helps Start-ups as well as established Swiss companies to remain internationally competitive.

 

MORE INFORMATION

The workshop is free of charge.

Please register below until 26 November 2018.

 

 

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