About Paul Borm

Toxicologist--entrepreneur in Life Sciences.

European Plastic Pact

Great event last Friday March 6th with the official signing of the EPP. Main targets to reduce the use of plastics and stimulate the production of circular plastics: Reusability and recyclability: Design all plastic packaging and single-use plastic products placed on the market to be reusable where possible and in any case [...]

By |2020-03-08T14:48:06+01:008 March 2020|Geen categorie|

Workshop report in press

Our PSLT workshop report is in press in Inhalation Toxicology, within one year of the workshop in Edinburgh. Future references to the paper will be through the DOI : 10.1080/08958378.2020.1735581. When the article is published online, it will be available at the following permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1080/08958378.2020.1735581 . A big hand for [...]

By |2020-02-25T10:59:06+01:0025 February 2020|Geen categorie|

Microplastics particles come in all colors, shapes and materials

Last week I attended through webcast the 2-day workshop on Microplastics organized by the National Academy of Sciences in the USA in Washington DC. I was struck by the enormous drive of research groups to identify and characterise these solid materials in seas, soils and tissues. At the same time it reminded [...]

By |2020-02-02T16:06:17+01:002 February 2020|news|

If you think about things..

About to start a huge project on hazards and risks from Microplastics to the environment and human health, and then you realize things have many different sides.  Plastic ban and using alternatives may actually be worse for the environment.

By |2020-01-09T19:58:14+01:009 January 2020|Geen categorie|

2020: The year of MDR

Nanoconsult wants to express its thanks for the confidence over the past year, and looks forward to 2020 where some existing big project (MDOT) are to be continued and new project on Microplastics is initated.In addition, this year will be the year of the official start of new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) [...]

By |2020-01-06T10:53:57+01:006 January 2020|Geen categorie|

A new generation

It is amazing to see how on the one hand discussion in European parlement is going to a climax, while on the other hand also scientific debate on PSLT is revitalized. Please visit this link  for news from parlement. It is also interesting to read papers in Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology (Bos [...]

By |2019-12-09T11:15:07+01:009 December 2019|Geen categorie|

The story goes on

It is hard to imagine but the classification of TiO2 which was anticipated to occur last month by a "Delegated Act" was not accepted (yet) by the EU parliament. Member states are again invited to submit their views.  Read summary by Martin Engelmann : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/martin-engelmann-615312a8_titaniumdioxide-tio2-rollercoaster-activity-6600056016795123712-Wemq

By |2019-11-15T12:14:29+01:0015 November 2019|news|

PSLT consensus report available

The expert report on the outcomes of the PSLT workshop in Edinburgh has been submitted to Inhalation Toxicology. We have decided to split the paper into two parts, i,e, 1) the consensus opinion of the experts as condensed during the workshop, and 2) our personal interpretation as moderators and experts in [...]

By |2019-11-04T12:33:58+01:004 November 2019|news|

PSLT workshop report

The consensus report based on the outcomes obtained during the Edinburgh meeting (April 1 and 2) has been shared with all experts, observers and sponsors. Experts have been giving input over the past 2 weeks and Kevin Driscoll and myself look forward to submit a final report before end of October. The [...]

By |2019-10-12T16:10:51+02:0012 October 2019|Geen categorie|

San Sebastian- first interim meeting MDOT

On August 27 and 28th 2019 the MDOT consortium met in San Sebastian at CIDETEC for its first interim meeting. We discussed the business plans towards a platform organizing and sharing relevant data on clinical evaluation as well as biocompatibility to comply with the new MDR. As we speak the time for [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:16:32+02:009 September 2019|Geen categorie|
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