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quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2012

ILSI: NanoRelease Consumer Products

Developing Methods to Measure Release of Nanomaterials From Solid Matrices

There is tremendous potential for nanotechnologies to create new materials and devices for use in medicine, electronics, energy production, cosmetics, packaging, food manufacturing, and many other fields. Governments and industry around the globe are investing billions into research to understand the possibilities and limits of these newer technologies.


The NanoRelease project will foster the safe development of nanomaterials by supporting development of methods to understand the release of nanomaterials used in products.


  • Provide focus to broad policy debates by working through scenarios under which specific engineered nanomaterials might be released from products;
  • Examine the full life cycle of products that might act to release nanomaterials;
  • Catalogue and disseminate published and unpublished data and methods (that meet minimum criteria) used to evaluate release scenarios;
  • Develop “state of the science” reports about release measurement for the specific material types chosen that describe what is known and what research gaps exist; and
  • Enable improvements, standardization, and widespread use of methods by carrying out tests using reference nanomaterial-matrix and positive controls in a “round robin” or similar approach.



The project consists of three phases with the following ultimate goals:

About Us

The ILSI Research Foundation was formed in 1984 to create a philanthropic vehicle for ILSI to support original research.  Its Board of Trustees—from public and private entities around the world—guide the Foundation in its mission to deliver ground-breaking science that is useful now and into the future.

The Research Foundation’s current priority areas of work are currently grouped in to three centers of excellence:

The Center for Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops (CERA)
The Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application (RSIA)
The Center for Nutrition and Health Promotion

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