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Automobile manufacturers are already using nanomaterials in bumpers, exterior mirrors and other components and are researching nano scale materials to improve the durability and value of components, reduce weight thereby lessening fuel consumption, increase resistance to abrasion, corrosion and stress related failures, operate at higher temperatures and pressures and other various applications.  These companies are using carbon nano tubes, fullerenes, nano heavy metals and ceramics among other materials to obtain the performance characteristics they seek.

nanoTox can facilitate the commercialization process by helping companies with regulatory compliance requirements such as EPA Pre-Manufacturing Notices and Significant New Use Notices and OSHA requirements for safe workplaces.

nanoTox has or has access to the state-of-the-art particle characterization technology and can provide you economical nanoparticle characterizations.  We have worked with several firms to help them find optimal particle size, characteristics and concentrations for their product.  Our work is completely confidential and done under GLP quality standards.

Our long experience with various nanoparticles can be valuable to your R&D efforts by identifying those materials that are least likely to create a health issue in products.  Additionally, our nano lab safety assessment can improve the safety for valuable employees working with nano scale materials in R&D labs.

Safety and risk assessments are done under GLP quality conditions and can be submitted to regulators to satisfy filing requirements.  The reports also support product liability insurance coverage.

Our full capabilities in toxicology testing (also GLP) can provide data needed to assess the safety of your products, satisfying regulators and insurers and blunting litigators.

We can provide workplace safety reviews to help ensure your nanomaterials processing is not endangering employees and that you satisfy workplace safety regulations.

 
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Fact Sheet for Nanotechnology under the Toxic Substances Control Act | Prevention, Pesticides and Toxics (OPPTS) | US EPA
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