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SABYDOMA has been invited to present the outcomes of its recent workshop to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as part of the activities of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN).

The safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials is an important concern impacting regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to their size, Manufactured Nanomaterials may require additional testing beyond the standard suite of tests used for other chemicals, to ensure that the impact on human health and the environment is fully understood. To ensure that the tests used to address the safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials are consistent and defensible; OECD’s WPMN launched the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials (Testing Programme) in November 2007. This Testing Programme verifies the testing methods used on Manufactured Nanomaterials by pooling the expertise of OECD member countries, some non-member countries and other stakeholders to fund the safety testing of specific Manufactured Nanomaterials.

Within the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials two new Steering Groups (SGs) have been established that will work together closely, one is going to focus on Advanced Materials (AdMa) and the other one on the Safer Innovation Approach (SIA).

On 14th April 2022, SABYDOMA was invited to give an oral presentation during one of the regular committee meetings of the OECD WPMN Steering Group on the Safer Innovation Approach (SG-SIA).

During this regular meeting, Eva Valsami-Jones, from the University of Birmingham (UoB) gave an oral presentation on Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD), presenting the SABYDOMA project and its role within SSbD, highlighting the outcomes of the last SSbD workshop organised by SABYDOMA in February 2022.

Around 25 people from different stakeholder groups (academia, industry regulators) attended the meeting.