TINC's Blog Posts Tagged 'St.Gallen' (41)

Environmental Risks from Nanoparticles in Sunscreens

Modern sunscreens often contain nanosized mineral UV filters, e. g. titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. From an environmental perspective this is a particularly sensitive application since the nanoparticles exist unbound in these products and thus can be released into the


 In order to prove the possible environmental impact by nanomaterial containing sunscreens nanospecific adapted test guidelines and routine measurinig methods are necessary.



Added by TINC on September 13, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Still Low Nanotechnology Awareness

The recently published results of the Harris Poll show that nanotechnology awareness amongst Americans is still low. But there are surprising differences in opinion, information channel use and attitude towards the application of nanotechnologies in different areas.

 The poll was conducted by Harris Interactiv - a U.S. based research organisation - amongst 2'467 adults in the United States.

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Added by TINC on September 13, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

New TiO2 Reference Material for Nanotechnology Reseach Published

 Nanoscale titanium-dioxide may well be the most widely manufactured and used nanomaterial in the world. It is also one of the most widely studied. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has now issued a new nanoscale reference material for use in a wide range

of environmental, health and safety studies of industrial nanomaterials.

 The new NIST reference material is a sample of commercial titanium dioxide powder commonly known as “P25".



Added by TINC on September 13, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Great Britain: New Guidance for Working Safely with Nanomaterials Published

 The UK Nanosafety Partnership Group (UKNSPG) has developed guidance to support safe and responsible working practices with nanomaterials in research and development.

 The aim of the UKNSPG's work is to provide help to research establishments and academia on how to comply with their occupational health and safety legal obligations.The guidance has recently been published and is available as download.

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Added by TINC on September 13, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Working Safely with Nanomaterials: Swiss Nano-Cube Launches New Training Module for Schools

 The issue of "Working Safely with Nanomaterials" has not been discussed in vocational training and company-specific instruction so far, though, due to their enhanced properties nanomaterials are increasingly processed in the value chain of different industries.

 The new training and instruction module “Working Safely with Nanomaterials” closes this gap. The module was developed by Helmut Elbert in cooperation with different experts from Switzerland. It is available in German so…


Added by TINC on September 13, 2012 at 9:44pm — No Comments

6th International Authorities Dialogue: "Governance of Nanomaterials" in Zurich

The 6th International Nano Authorities Dialogue with Government officials from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland took place on 8 /9 May in Zurich. The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) invited representatives of public authorities dealing with regulatory issues of nanotechnology in health, environment or occupational safety areas. The topic of the two-day conference was the communication of scientific data and public dialogue.…


Added by TINC on May 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Swiss Nano-Cube Project Wins „Best of 2012“ Award of the IT Innovation Prize

 The initiative of mid-sized enterprises „Initiative Mittelstand“ recently has granted the Innovation Prize IT 2012 at the CeBIT exposition. The platform „Swiss Nano-Cube“ was awarded a „Best of 2012“ certificate in the category "e-learning". The project has particularly convinced the jury and thus belongs to the top among 2´500 participating projects. The Innovation Prize IT award was under the auspices of the Commissioner of the German Federal Government for

Information Technology and…


Added by TINC on April 19, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Innovation Society at the 12th Thurgau Technology Day (March 30, 2012)

 "With Innovation succesful into the Future" - is the slogan of the

12th Thurgau Technology Day on Friday 30th March 2012. Well-known

speakers are going to discuss the question how companies can manage

economically difficult times by innovating their products, services

and processes. The Innovation Society is also present at this year's

technology day and will be presenting their products and services.

 More information about the event: Link…


Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Plastic Nanoparticles Affect Behavior and Fat Metabolism in Fish

 Nanoparticles have many useful applications, but also raise some potential health and ecological concerns. Now, new research shows that plastic nanoparticles are transported through the aquatic food chain and affect fish metabolism and behaviour. Scientists underline, however, that further research is needed to make a final statement concernig the potential risks of nanoparticles to the marine wildlife.

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Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments

WHO Guidelines on Nanomaterials and Worker's Health

 Workers in all countries face new risks from manufacturing applications of rapidly advancing new technologies based on nanometer-scale atomic structures known as nanomaterials. A lately

published WHO document features guidelines for the handling of potential risks by nanomaterials.

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Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments

German Government Answers to the Interpellation Concerning NanoCommission

 At the beginning of 2012, the German Greens submitted a small question concerning the government's handling of the results and recommendations of the NanoCommission. The answer to the Greens

inquiry is now available.

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Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Nano Goes to Swiss Schools

 Just until now there has not been much teaching material available for teaching nanotechnology at secondary school level. The "SimplyScience" foundation and the Innovation Society therefore

produced the nano experimental kit "SimplyNano 1" illustrating the "dwarf technology". Teachers from all over the German speaking part of Switzerland are attracted to the realm of the atoms.

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Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Speech at the LABOTEC SUISSE 2012: Nanotechnologies - Opportunities and Risks for User of a Key Technology

 The speech "Nanotechnologies - Opportunities and Risks for Users of a Key Technology" will be given by Dr. Christoph Meili at this year's LABOTEC Suisse 2012 (May 5th, 2012). Besides current application

examples and products the presentation will also offer insights into different nano risks (regulation, safety and perception) and will show how companies can manage these risks.

 More information about the event: Link…


Added by TINC on March 27, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Project Manager/Business Development and other USA nanojobs

Strategic Business/Corporate Development

Nanobiosym - …


Added by TINC on March 5, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Nano-Newsflash of The Innovation Society

Dear Nanopaprika Readers

Welcome to the February Newsflash of the Innovation Society Ltd., St.Gallen.…


Added by TINC on February 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

New Nano Experiment Kit "SimplyNano 1" For Schools Launched

The SimplyScience foundation together with The Innovation Society, St.Gallen has developed a new experiment kit "SimplyNano 1" for schools. The Kit comprises 8 exciting nanotechnology experiments. The handling of the experiments will be demonstrated in courses for teachers at secondary level I (7th-10th grade) that are looking for up-to-date and practical topics for their scientific-technical lessons.…


Added by TINC on January 21, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Insurances Underestimate Nano Risks

The reinsurance company Gen Re recently published an analysis and evaluation of the potential implications for the insurance of nanomaterials. The study concludes that the emergence of nanotechnology might entail one of the most important and most neglected risks for the insurance industry. It is advised that insurers cope with that topic and take adequate measures.…


Added by TINC on January 21, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

2nd Webinar on 02/23/2012: Managing Nano Risk - Implementation of a Risk Management System for Nanomaterials

 The Webinar provides an overview over the present risk profile of nanotechnology and synthetic nanomaterials. Additionaly, an enterprise-wide risk management system approach and nanospecific

monitoring tools (e.g. "360°-risk-monitoring" and "InRiNa") will be presented. Manufacturers and distributors of nanomaterials and nano-based products as well as retail companies, insurances and

investors are invited to attend the webinar.

 Further information and registration:…


Added by TINC on December 21, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Danish EPA funds NanoRiskCat - a conceptual decision support tool for nanomaterials

 In this project funded by the Danish EPA the Technical University of Denmark and National Research Centre for the Working Environment has initiated the development of a screening tool called NanoRiskCat (NRC) for the evaluation of exposure and hazard of nanomaterials contained in products for professional and private use.

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Added by TINC on December 21, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

European Journal of Law and Technology special issue on nanotechnology regulations

 The European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT) special issue on the regulation of nanotechnology is now officially online. The issue contains 15 contributions that canvass some of the most pressing

philosophical, ethical and regulatory questions currently being debated around the world in relation to nanotechnologies and more specifically nanomaterials.

 Read entire article: Link



Added by TINC on December 21, 2011 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

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Publications by A. Paszternák:

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations