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 [...]
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.
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In a recent meeting of World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) committee, during which delegations of the USA, New-Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico expressed their concerns about several aspects of the intended classification of TiO2 as a class 2 carcinogen by the European committee. Although the EU commission claims [...]
On March 6 and 7th 2019 we had the official kick-off of our Horizon 2020 project MDOT (grant 814656, www.mdot.eu) at the Fraunhofer Institute ITEM in Hannover. The project focusses on new methods to test and certify medical devices to meet the upcoming medical device regulation (MDR) in Europe. The Medical [...]
We spent 2 full days with 15 invited experts and 15 observers to discuss the state of the art science on PSLT. In breakout sessions we discussed the definition of PSLT, the definition of overload, the releavnce of the rat as a model for PSLT inhalation toxicology and finally the human [...]
Last night most experts and observers joined us at the reception at St Leonards Hall, where they were welcomed by Paul Borm, Kevin Driscoll and Lang Tran from the IOM as one of our hosts. First bridges are being build.