NEDOAISTOECD
NEDO-AIST-OECD
International Symposium on the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials
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Date 23rd April 2008 (9:30 - 17:45, the hall will open at 8:30)
Place Nissho Hall, Tokyo, Japan
(2-9-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) ACCESS MAP
5-minute walk from Toranomon Station
10-minute walk from Kasumigaseki Station
10 minute walk from Kamiyacho Station
Participation Fee Free
Languages Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation
Registration Registration is closed.
Hosts New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) HP
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) HP
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) HP
Auspices The Asahi Shimbun Company, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.
Invitation to the International Symposium on the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Nanotechnologies are expected to encourage innovations in various technological fields. At the same time, there is concern that they might also bring in new risk. In order to maximize the benefit of nanotechnologies that society can enjoy, the research and development of nanotechnologies should be accompanied by risk assessment. Risk assessment enables us to prevent adverse effects on health and the environment as well as to encourage further research and development by eliminating interference due to unreasonable concerns about risk.
In order to develop a methodology of risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials that may have considerably different physicochemical characteristics, a 5-year research project entitled "Research and Development of Nanoparticle Characterization Methods" of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) was started in 2006. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has been implementing the project in collaboration with the University of Occupational and Environmental Health and other universities.

The risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials has also been discussed in international organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The achievements of the NEDO-AIST project are expected to contribute to scientific discussions by such international organizations.
Halfway through the NEDO-AIST project, we have organized the International Symposium on the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials hosted by NEDO, AIST and OECD. In the symposium, influential researchers and experts from overseas as well as researchers involved in the NEDO-AIST project will present their latest findings. We welcome you to the exciting discussion on the frontier of the risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials.
Program
23rd April 2008 (Nissho Hall, Tokyo, Japan)
- In the morning -
09:30 - 09:45 Opening Remarks
Keikou Terui (Director-General for Manufacturing Industries Policy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
Kazuo Miyazawa (Executive Director, NEDO)
Peter Kearns (OECD, Environment Health and Safety Division)
Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Special Advisor to the Cabinet)
09:45 - 10:05 OECD's Activity on Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Jim Willis (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Takashi Fukushima (METI)
10:05 - 10:30 Overview of the NEDO-AIST Project
Junko Nakanishi (Research Institute of Sciences for Safety and Sustainability, AIST)
10:30 - 11:45 Sample Preparation and Characterization
Shigehisa Endo (Research Institute for Environmental Management Technology, AIST)
"Preparation of Suspension of Nano-sized Particles for Toxicity Test"
Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Research Institute of Instrumentation Frontier, AIST)
"Transmission Electron Microscope Technique for Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials"
Steven Brown (International Standards Organization TC 229)
"Characterization Methods of Manufactured Nanomaterials for EHS Studies"
Lunch (11:45 - 13:00)
- In the afternoon -
13:00 - 13:15 Remark
Kazunobu Tanaka (Fellow, AIST)
13:15 - 15:45 Hazard Assessment
David Warheit (DuPont Haskell Laboratory)
"Strategies for Assessing Pulmonary Hazards to Nanomaterials"
François Rossi (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
"Uptake and cytotoxicity of gold nanoparticles in MDCK and HepG2 cell lines"
Manabu Shimada (Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University)
"Particle Dispersion Method for Inhalation Experiment"
Yasuo Morimoto (Department of Occupational Pneumology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
"Animal Studies Using Manufactured Nanomaterials with Characterization"
Norihiro Kobayashi (Research Institute of Sciences for Safety and Sustainability, AIST)
"Comparative Pulmonary Toxicity Study of Nanoparticles of Various Sizes In Vivo "
Yasukazu Yoshida (Health Technology Research Center, AIST)
"Biological Effects Induced by Ultrafine Metal Oxides in Cultured Cell System"
Break (15:45 - 16:15)
16:15 - 17:30 Exposure and Risk Assessment
Terry Medley (DuPont Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainable Growth Center)
"Nano Risk Framework for Responsible Development of Nanoscale Materials"
Vladimir Murashov (U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
"Nanotechnology: Exposure Assessment"
Masashi Gamo (Research Institute of Sciences for Safety and Sustainability, AIST)
"Development of Risk Assessment Documents of Manufactured Nanomaterials"
17:30 - 17:45 Closing and Summary
Isamu Tanaka (Department of Environmental Health Engineering, University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Titles of the presentations are subject to change.