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KRISS to Hold an International Nanosafety Workshop (July 12)

- Nanosafety and standardization for better lives

Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) held the 3rd international nanosafety workshop on July 10 with the presence of nanosafety experts from home and abroad.

The workshop in its third year of hosting, is held under the theme of “nanosafety and standardization for better lives” this year. In the workshop, presentations were delivered by experts from the U.S., Europe and Asia for promoting nanosafety and standardization and in-depth discussions followed.

Presenters of this year’s workshop included overseas experts such as Professor Guanglu Ge of China’s NCNST, Dr. Vytas Reipa of the U.S.‘s NIST as well as Professor Kyung Tae Noh of Yonsei University and Professor Tae-hyun Yoon of Hanyang University of Korea. The presentations were given to introduce nanosafety, regulation, standardization and model prediction activities of China, Europe, the U.S. and Iran.

Mr. Tae-geol Lee, Head of National Nanosafety Technology Support Center under KRISS said, “Recently, safety concern on nanomaterials such as microplastic has become a serious issue. Through various international cooperation activities such as hosting of international nanosafety workshop, we will contribute to the development of nanotechnology industry and establish a nationwide nanosafety network.”

The Ministry of Science and ICT is operating National Nanosafety Technology Support Center in KRISS from 2014, as to guarantee safety of nanomaterials and products and establish an international certification system.

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