NanoBCA Recommends: Domestic Chemical Regulation and Achieving Circularity Webinar 5/18

Posted on May 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following complimentary Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) webinar:

Domestic Chemical Regulation and Achieving Circularity
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register Today

A circular economy requires new thinking about what products we make, from which materials we make them, and where products go at the end of their useful life. An important but often overlooked aspect of new product development is an understanding of the consequences of the product’s chemical composition and the end-of-life implications of the decisions made at the front end of the process. Working within this framework plays a critical role in building a resilient, dependable, and sustainable system that fosters innovation to develop a circular economy. Register now to join Lynn L. Bergeson, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Kate Sellers, and Mathy Stanislaus, as Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presents “Domestic Chemical Regulation and Achieving Circularity.”

Topics Covered:

  • Achieving sustainability and the promise of the circular economy
  • Defining sustainable chemistry under the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act
  • Federal policy and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulatory shifts intended to support sustainability and circularity
  • Transitioning chemicals from research and development (R&D) platforms into the market
  • Changes to TSCA and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that affect chemical innovation

Speakers Include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of how regulatory programs pertain to industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies. She counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters.

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry, having served as senior staff scientist in EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and leader of EPA’s Green Chemistry Program. His expansive understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities that TSCA presents for green and sustainable chemistry is a powerful asset for clients as they develop and commercialize novel chemistries.

Kate Sellers, Technical Fellow at ERM, leads a multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to helping companies recognize the business value of product stewardship. Over the past year, Kate has seen an uptick in several product sustainability trends, including implementation of the TSCA life-cycle assessment, circular economy programs, and sustainability initiatives. In addition to her consulting work, Kate teaches “Product Stewardship and Chemical Sustainability” at Harvard University

Mathy Stanislaus, was recently appointed as Vice Provost and Executive Director of Drexel University’s Environmental Collaboratory, bringing interdisciplinary expertise in environmental sciences, engineering, law, health, business, economics, policy, and humanities to co-design transformative environmental solutions. Stanislaus joined Drexel from the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), a multi-stakeholder initiative established at the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he served as its first interim director and policy director with a focus on establishing a global transparent data authentication system to scale up electric mobility and clean energy. He also led the establishment of the Platform for Accelerating Circular Economy at WEF. Mathy served for eight years as the Senate-confirmed Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land & Emergency Management for the Obama Administration, leading programs to revitalize communities through the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites, hazardous and solid waste materials management, chemical plant safety, and oil spill prevention and emergency response. During this Administration, he led the establishment of the G7 Alliance for Resource Efficiency that focused on the opportunities in the supply chain to drive circularity and de-carbonization.

Register Now

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Our next NanoBCA webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

START-UP CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP $1,000

One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

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I highly recommend registering for B&C’s Domestic Chemical Regulation and Achieving Circularity webinar.

EPA Posts Presentations from Meeting on New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 | No Comments »

I would like to share with you a comprehensive review of the EPA’s Virtual Public Meeting on New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program, April 20-21, 2022.

This review was authored by  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell and Carla N. Hutton, Regulatory Analyst, Bergeson & Campbell.

EPA Posts Presentations from Meeting on New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual public meeting on April 20-21, 2022, to provide an overview of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program and give stakeholders an opportunity to provide input. As described in EPA’s draft document entitled “Modernizing the Process and Bringing Innovative Science to Evaluate New Chemicals Under TSCA,” the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) proposes to develop and implement a multi-year collaborative research program focused on approaches for performing risk assessments on new chemical substances under TSCA. EPA has posted the following presentations from the April 20-21, 2022, meeting:

More information on the meeting is available in our April 22, 2022, memorandum, and more information on EPA’s draft document is available in our March 14, 2022, memorandum. Written comments on the draft document are due May 10, 2022.

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2022 I had the opportunity to testify on behalf of the NanoBCA at the EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting. I would like to share my testimony with our nanotechnology community.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY TESTIMONY

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Our next NanoBCA webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

START-UP CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP $1,000

One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

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I highly recommend the review of the EPA’s Virtual Public Meeting on New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program.

NanoBCA Webinar April 27 2PM ET

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 | No Comments »

AGENDA

2:00-2:10  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincentcaprio@nynanobusiness.org

Review of EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting – April 20-21, 2022

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022 I had the opportunity to testify on behalf of the NanoBCA at the EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting. I would like to share my testimony with our nanotechnology community.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY TESTIMONY

2:10-2:30  EHS Update 
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

James V. Aidala
Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
jaidala@lawbc.com

FDA Publishes Final Guidance for Industry on Drug Products, Including Biological Products, that Contain Nanomaterials

Senate Committee Hearing on Proposed FY 2023 EPA Budget Includes Discussion of TSCA and FIFRA Issues

Meeting Recordings and Transcript Available for TSCA SACC Peer Review of Screening Level Approach for Assessing Ambient Air and Water Exposures to Fenceline Communities

2:30-2:45 Review of EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting – April 20-21, 2022
2021 NanoBCA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAM BRAUER’S TESTIMONY

2:45-3:00 Q&A

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA’s Vincent Caprio Testifies at EPA’s Collaborative Research Program Meeting 4/20

Posted on April 21st, 2022 | No Comments »

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022 I had the opportunity to testify on behalf of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)  at the EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting. I would like to share my testimony with our nanotechnology community.

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Thank you for holding this meeting and for the opportunity to make public remarks today.  My name is Vincent Caprio, and I am Founder and Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association.

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a collaborative environment that nurtures research and innovation in nanotechnology, promotes technology transfer of nanotechnologies from academia to industry, encourages private capital investments in nanotechnology companies, and helps its company members bring nanotechnology products to the market. Since its establishment, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association has been advocating for increased investment of government funds to nanotechnology, such as basic research and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, throughout all the major government agencies.

I wanted to take a moment today to underscore my Association’s support, and my personal support, for President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 request of $11.881 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is a long-overdue increase. I am not sure the increase is enough honestly, but it is more than a $2 billion increase from last year’s budget, and a good start for fully funding our national’s top priority: protecting and restoring our environment.

Further, I wanted to highlight specifically my support for the budget request for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA’s office for the management of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This budget request is $124 million, an increase of over $60 million from last year, almost doubling the funding for the program.  The budget request also includes critical staff increases of dozens of new subject matter experts and scientists for the TSCA program.

In 2018, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My cancer is the result of certain environmental exposures. So you can see, this topic is very personal to me. The work of EPA’s chemical management programs is critical to ensuring our full understanding of risks from chemicals using the best available science by the best scientists. The role of the office, and its career staff, is essential, and I am glad to see that the budget request reflects the importance of investing in these programs.

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Our next NanoBCA webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

START-UP CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP $1,000

One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

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It was an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to testify at the EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program Meeting.

NanoBCA Recommends Bergeson & Campbell Webinar: FIFRA Hot Topics 4/20 Noon ET

Posted on April 12th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following complimentary webinar.

FIFRA Hot Topics Webinar
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. ET
REGISTER

With year one of the Biden Administration’s term in the history books, we have a clearer sense of how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proceeding on all fronts. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is focusing on long-standing challenges, especially a renewed effort to meet Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation requirements and determining how best to meet core pesticide registration review obligations in 2022. These program priorities must reflect special considerations for environmental justice and climate change, advance critical science and policy issues, develop a fifth Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) implementation framework, and display a renewed commitment to working collaboratively with state partners and other stakeholders to implement the program.

Register now to join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) for “FIFRA Hot Topics,” a complimentary webinar covering key OPP priorities and what companies should know to avoid market delays.

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NNI Publishes Supplement to President Biden’s 2022 Budget
By Lynn L. Bergeson & Carla N. Hutton on April 8, 2022

On March 31, 2022, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published a supplement to President Biden’s 2022 budget request. The supplement serves as NNI’s annual report. According to the supplement, NNI has made significant progress toward the five goals of NNI identified in the 2021 NNI Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the nanotechnology research community continues to leverage former NNI investments that established a strong foundation of understanding at the nanoscale to combat COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Next month we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our first event! Join us on our next NanoBCA webinar on Wednesday, April 27th at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

START-UP CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP $1,000

One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

NanoBCA Recommends Bergeson & Campbell Webinar: FIFRA Hot Topics 4/20 Noon ET

Posted on March 29th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following complimentary webinar.

FIFRA Hot Topics Webinar
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. ET

REGISTER

With year one of the Biden Administration’s term in the history books, we have a clearer sense of how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proceeding on all fronts. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is focusing on long-standing challenges, especially a renewed effort to meet Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation requirements and determining how best to meet core pesticide registration review obligations in 2022. These program priorities must reflect special considerations for environmental justice and climate change, advance critical science and policy issues, develop a fifth Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) implementation framework, and display a renewed commitment to working collaboratively with state partners and other stakeholders to implement the program.

Register now to join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) for “FIFRA Hot Topics,” a complimentary webinar covering key OPP priorities and what companies should know to avoid market delays.

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Our next NanoBCA webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

START-UP CORPORATION MEMBERSHIP $1,000

One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 3/23 2PM ET

Posted on March 22nd, 2022 | No Comments »

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincentcaprio@nynanobusiness.org

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

House Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow

EPW Holds Hearing On RFS

EUON Launches Two Calls for Tenders to Conduct Studies on Nanomaterials

EPA Releases Response Denying Objections to Its Final Rule Revoking All Tolerances for Chlorpyrifos

2:15-2:25  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:25-2:35 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
Friends of Scott Livingston (FOSL)
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:35-2:45 COVID-19 Update
2021 NanoBCA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:45-3:00 Q&A

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: NNI Public NanoEHS Webinar – Tues 3/1 Noon ET

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following webinar.

National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Public NanoEHS Webinar
What We Know about NanoEHS: Building International Bridges
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
12:00-1:15 PM Eastern

To register, please visit: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_4VBr10ebR_eMSpp8iw5SFg

Overview:

The NNI NanoEHS webinar series will focus on sharing what we now know about the environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Throughout the series, experts will share the big take-home EHS messages with the broader nanotechnology community and highlight the NNI’s role in answering those questions. The NNI has supported the emergence of an international community of collaborative nanoEHS researchers. By advancing tools, methods, and standards for robust health and safety evaluation, these cooperative efforts have furthered the safe and responsible development of nanotechnology around the world.

Moderator: Treye Thomas
Program Manager, Chemicals Nanotechnology and Emerging Materials, Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC)

We hope you will be able to participate in this NNI Public NanoEHS Webinar.

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In addition to recommending events that are relevant to our nanotechnology community, NanoBCA offers our members the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Our next NanoBCA webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd at 2PM ET.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

NanoBCA Webinar – 2/23 2PM ET

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

AGENDA

2:00-2:01  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincentcaprio@nynanobusiness.org

Senate confirms Biden FDA nominee
The Hill

Congress races to clinch government funding deal
The Hill

2:01-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Inside TSCA in “Industry Sees NAMs Aiding New Chemical Reviews, But Laments PPE Delays”

Register Now for “UK REACH, What’s Happened and What’s Next?”
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)/15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)
Register Today

“What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022” Webinar Recording Available Now

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:35 COVID-19 Update
2021 NanoBCA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:35-3:00 The Face Mask-Fraud and Peaceful Way Forward
Jim Phillips
Managing Director, The Covenant Business Group
Chairman & CEO, QuShell LLC
Jim@JimPhillips.me

3:00 Conclusion

Bergeson & Campbell Webinar – What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022 – Jan 26th

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following webinar.

What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022
WEBINAR
January 26, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register Now

Momentous changes initiated in 2021 will continue to influence policy development and rulemakings in 2022. Administration appointments in political leadership positions have been filled. New policies and priorities have been unveiled, and with Democrats in control, a more encouraging attitude toward regulation and regulatory initiatives has taken root.

Notwithstanding the emphasis declared by the White House about the issues of climate change and environmental justice for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Administration will continue to be challenged in having to address many other competing priorities. For EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), emphasis on science integrity, reviewing decisions made by the Trump Administration in both the pesticide and industrial chemicals programs, meeting statutory deadlines looming over the work of both programs, and dealing with the constant problem of EPA-wide competing priorities will drive the OCSPP program budget and regulatory priorities.

What to Expect in Chemicals 2022” will delve into these important questions with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) professionals with decades of experience to help evaluate what to expect in 2022.

Topics Covered:

– White House and OCSPP priorities

– Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues and priorities

– Recent developments in EPA efforts to better coordinate FIFRA efforts and Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements

– Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation issues and priorities –

            – “Whole-chemical” approach to risk evaluations

            – Updated science and new assumptions used in risk evaluations

            – Status of existing chemicals risk evaluations

            – New chemicals program

Speakers Include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C

James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C

Register now to join us for this informative and forward-looking webinar.

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Every month Lynn L. Bergeson provides NanoBCA members with an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) update on our monthly NanoBCA webinars. Become a NanoBCA Member for access to our monthly NanoBCA webinars.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP $100