Posted on January 19th, 2017 | No Comments »
The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following NNCO webinars.
Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Enabling Next-Generation Water Monitoring Systems
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 3PM – 4PM ET
The development of next-generation water monitoring systems is an essential element of ensuring a safe and abundant water supply. Yet, currently less than 30% of the Nation’s surface water bodies are assessed by EPA, states, or tribes, partly because of the high cost of traditional fixed-station water quality monitoring.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss the current state of and future opportunities related to water monitoring. Justin Mattingly (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation) will describe water monitoring needs related to reuse, and this broad overview will be followed by two specific use cases: Nick Dokoozlian (E&J Gallo Winery) will describe his work with distributed sensors for improved grape yield and water use efficiency, and Daniel Barta (NASA) will speak in technical detail about the water monitoring needs aboard spacecraft.
NanoEHS Webinar Series:
The Utility of Alternative Testing Strategies in Nanotechnology Health and Safety Evaluations
Featuring CEIN’s Dr. Andre Nel
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 2PM – 3PM ET
Research over the past 15 years has led to significant progress in understanding the potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanomaterials, generating an impressive body of literature and test data. However, keeping pace with the rapid development and diversity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and nanotechnology-enabled products will require considerable advances in risk assessment methodologies.
Many factors impact future directions: enhanced ability to rapidly screen large numbers of chemical substances, reducing the use of animals in toxicity testing, and inventing new approaches and tools that improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying adverse responses. These factors have been key drivers in creating a paradigm shift from conventional descriptive approaches for chemical hazard assessment. Twenty-first century risk assessment is moving toward methods based on an understanding of cellular response pathways that, when triggered by a chemical substance, could initiate key biological events that lead to adverse outcomes at the individual or population level. This new paradigm, relying on non-vertebrate, alternative testing strategies (ATS), utilizes mechanism-based in vitro assays and in silico predictive tools for expedited screening of the hazard potential of chemical substances and ENMs at significantly less cost.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative is pleased to announce the next event in the NEHI Working Group’s EHS Webinar Series, and welcomes Dr. Andre Nel, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the NSF- and EPA-funded Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. Dr. Nel will describe the recent scientific advancements in developing alternative testing strategies. Dr. Nel, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nanomedicine, will demonstrate, by way of a few key examples (such as carbon nanotubes), the utility of ATS for mechanism-based high-throughput and high-content screening. This mechanism-based approach relies on adverse outcome pathways for ranking and profiling ENMs. Dr. Nel’s presentation will describe how the connection between a molecular initiating event, tied to ENMs’ physicochemical properties, and key intermediary responses can be linked to apical health outcomes. Dr. Nel will also address how data can be used for dose- and exposure-relevant tiered risk assessment, as well as data acquisition and submission for regulatory consideration.
Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the speaker to answer during the Q&A period. Submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI website. A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the speakers. Due to time constraints, some questions may be grouped and some may not be addressed during the webinar.
Watch: The Next Step in Nanotechnology
TED Talk – Wireless Design & Development
EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials
Bergeson & Campbell PC
People from around the world are teaming up with Solve MIT to address challenges on Refugee Education, Carbon, and Chronic Diseases. Will you join the thousands of other innovators and technologists in solving the world’s greatest challenges? If your solution has the potential for impact and is selected by our judges, you’ll be invited to Solve at United Nations in New York City to pitch to expert judges and a live audience!
– The deadline to submit is January 20, 2017.
– Visit solvecolab.mit.edu to submit your solution.
We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become Individual Members of the NanoBCA. Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, January 26th at 2PM ET. Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member. The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.
Once again, we hope you will be able to participate in these upcoming NNCO webinars.