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Nanotoxicology Workshop – March 16, 2010

16th Mar 2010

The Nanotechnology Institute and the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology are jointly sponsoring a free workshop focused on research opportunities in nanotoxicology.   


This workshop is for academic or industry PIs who wish to learn about new research advances and current funding opportunities, and to form teams to pursue collaborative funding.  Program managers from EPA and NIEHS will give presentations, and breakout sessions will be held to assist in identifying opportunities for collaboration.


The event will be held on March 16, 2010 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street.  This workshop is aimed at forming partnerships to understand the mechanisms of nanotoxicology and exploit this knowledge to improve nanoparticle design.  Workshop leaders will be from UPenn, EPA and NIEHS.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  RSVP provided.  For more information and to register for this event, please click here.

Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.