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Anvisa to Develop Standards and Guidelines for Nanotechnology Products

Posted 22 August 2014 | By Louise Zornoza 

Anvisa to Develop Standards and Guidelines for Nanotechnology Products

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Brazil’s national regulatory agency, Anvisa, has established a multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Committee within the agency with the mandate to develop standards and specific guidelines for the evaluation and regulation of products that use nanotechnology. 

In addition to the standards and guidance, the Committee must also create a database on nanopartícles or nanomaterials used in health-related products, develop a training plan for Anvisa staff, and address other matters relating to nanotechnolgy. The Committee has a deadline of one year to complete its assigned tasks.


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