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Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application
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Daniel Fernández - Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application

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Nanogap’s approach to nanomaterials responsible management: from synthesis to application

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  • 1. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011 NANOGAP’s APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALS RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT: FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION
  • 2. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION • 1. Introduction – Created as a spin-out from the NanoMag Research Group, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2006. – We develop, manufacture and sell novel nanomaterials – Industries and applications include coatings & inks, plastics & composites, textiles, electronics and biomedical – Properties include therapeutic, antimicrobial, conductive, magnetic, fluorescent and catalytic
  • 3. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION• Moved to new fully equipped facility in 2008 with investment in a versatile production plant with capacity around 1 mt/year• US subsidiary created in 2010• Now 11 people, with Technical, Operations and Commercial staff all having strong nanotechnology backgrounds• Strong Advisory Board including Scientific, Legal and IPR advisors
  • 4. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION2. Technology & Products Atomic Quantum Clusters <1nm SilverWet Gold AQC Chemistry Reaction Mechanism Nanoparticles Particle Size 5 – 50 nm Chemical / Physical Properties Silver Control Iron Oxide Morphology NP Surface Functionalisation Carrier Fluid Nanofibres Dispersion Concentration 20µm x 100nm Silver Chemistry NF
  • 5. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION2. Technology & Products• NANOGAP processes allow for the control of a wide range of characteristics and properties: – Particle size – Particle morphology – Surface functionalisation – Choice of carrier fluid – Dispersion Concentration• This allows us to work closely with customers and develop and customise products for specific applications• NANOGAP products are optimally dispersed allowing for ease of use through simple stir-in blending and mixing
  • 6. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION • 3. Regulatory ocean – More than 30 projects are being developed at ISO TC 229 - Nanotechnologies Standards and projects under the direct responsibility of TC 229 Secretariat – Basic science still has to be developed for supporting critical issues such as: • Safe handling of nanomaterials • Toxicity to humans and environment • Safe disposal • Accurate measurements • … – What to do?
  • 7. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION• 4. NANOGAP’s Policy for Safety and Environmental issues Transparency Objective: to Responsibility Proactivity achieve solid To share To watch over our To generate new rock basis for knowledge and Nanoindustry products knowledge practices development
  • 8. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION • 4. Responsibility to watch over our products/processes – No regulations: common sense rules! – Wet chemistry processes good for occupational hygiene (no dry powder) – Strict quality control: for better characterization of our product’s behaviour – Permanent surveillance on regulatory landscape
  • 9. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION • 4. Proactivity to generate knowledge – NANOGAP has established collaboration agreements with research groups in order to study our product´s toxicity: • Institute of Occupational Health of Denmark • Advancell • USC Genomic Medicine group: studies on the citological toxicity aspects • UDC Toxicology group: studies on the genotoxicity and work environment aspects – Collaboration with DSM (Novionano): they review our MSDS and give us updates on voluntary information we should include – Participation in FP7 Nanotechnology proposals
  • 10. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION • 4. Transparency to share knowledge and practices – We actively participate on technological, industrial and regulatory platforms: • AENOR working group on Nanotechnology (AEN/CTN GET15 – NANOTECNOLOGÍAS) • Phantoms Foundation • Conferences, workshops… – In few time, NANOGAP will make available to any interested stakeholder a summary of the internal work and external knowledge on toxicity and regulation on each of our products.
  • 11. FOUM BIOTECH-EXPOQUIMIA 2011. NANOGAP SUBNM POWDER, S.A. APPROACH TO NANOMATERIALSRESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT FROM SYNTHESIS TO APPLICATION Thanks for your attention! www.nanogap.es

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