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Workshop “Production and Application of Nanomaterials in Russia: Toxicological, Exposure and Regulatory Issues” , September 14-16, 2009

September 14-16, 2009

Marriott Tverskaya

Moscow, Russian Federation


Supported by:

International Science and Technology Center

Environment Protection Agency (USA)

Research Institute of Hygiene, Toxicology and Occupational Pathology, Russia part of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia


Nanotechnology is a new area of global R&D and. Russia is devoting considerable resources to develop its industry. Russian companies, economic development organizations and regulatory agencies aiming to market these products to other countries will require an understanding of international standards, test guidelines and regulations regarding nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an exchange of information between different bodies involved in this new industry in order to better compete globally while reducing environmental risks.


Topic areas:

- Research capabilities related to nanotechnology

- Projects

  • Russian government agencies and laws involved in regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials

  • Role of former defense toxicological institutes in developing safety standards for nanomaterials and the production using nanotoxicology (occupational health)

  • International context

- Standards (ISO and ASTM)

- Test guidelines (OECD, US and other countries)

- Overview of EHS research needs


  • Russian business perspective

- Overview of companies and products developing nano related products

- Environmentally beneficial nano products

- Lifecycle



Participation in the workshop is by invitation only. Qualified participants from countries of the former Soviet Union will be eligible to receive travel grants.


Applicants are asked to provide their name, affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses, and a short abstract (one page maximum) of their proposed presentation at the workshop. 

Applications must be sent to the organizing committee’s e-mail

Deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2009.


Working languages of the workshop will be English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.



Organizers will publish materials of the workshop. Confirmed participants will be asked to submit copies of their presentations in English and Russian. Presentations must be in Powerpoint format and must be sent to the organizing committee’s e-mail for submitting presentations is June 1, 2009.


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