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NRC Report Maps Well with NNI EHS Research Strategy

The agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) appreciate the National Research Council’s (NRC) recently released report. It is unfortunate that the NRC report was already completed and in peer review when the NNI released its EHS Research Strategy in October 2011, which precluded the NRC from considering the NNI’s strategy in its deliberations.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Announces the Initiation of a Public Private Industry Partnership on Translation of Nanotechnology in Cancer (TONIC)

An immediate consequence of this effort will be the formation of a consortium involving government and pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. This consortium will evaluate promising nanotechnology platforms and facilitate their successful translation from academic research to clinical environment.

NNI Releases Four Workshop Reports from the nanoEHS Series

The NNI released four reports that are the result of the "nanoEHS" workshop series, part of an ongoing strategy to coordinate nano-EHS research.

Dr. Clayton Teague Steps Down After Eight Years as NNCO Director

With both enthusiasm and expertise, Dr. Teague led tge NNCO, paving the way for the NNI to become among the most respected interagency programs.

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Announces New Deputy Director Dr. Sally Tinkle

The NNCO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sally Tinkle as the Deputy Director of the NNCO and Coordinator for EHS.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

The NNI will host the Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop at the Hotel Palomar in Arlington, VA on July 13-14, 2010.

Capstone Workshop

The Capstone meeting will focus on risk management methods and the ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology.