Webinar: A change is REACHed for nanomaterials

Event Date: 21st February 2019

A change is REACHed for nanomaterials

Start: 13:00 GMT |  End: 14:00 GMT

In December 2018, the long-awaited update to REACH intended to more explicitly account for nanomaterials formally entered the statute book. This update introduces new concepts, could require extensive updates to registration dossiers for some registrants and may impact on actors further down the supply chain.

Topics discussed during the webinar:

  • How nanomaterials are covered in the EU with an emphasis on new developments
  • An overview of EU Regulations with relevance for nanomaterials
  • EC’s definition of the term ‘nanomaterial’
  • Provisions for nanomaterials in REACH
  • European regulation on chemicals and its amended annexes with new requirements on how to register and which information to provide on ‘nanoforms’
  • Review of nanospecific provisions in other sector-specific regulations, e.g. biocides, food, cosmetics and medical devices

After attending the webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand how REACH has been updated 
  • Identify whether your registration dossier needs to be updated and which of your products require attention 
  • Recognise and commission the correct studies to meet your obligations 
  • Assess the alternatives to commissioning new studies 
  • Appreciate how other EU regulations handle nanomaterials 


Dr. Neil Hunt and Dr. Hubert Rauscher

Who should attend?:

  • Regulatory compliance officers for manufacturers and importers of powders 
  • Formulators and product manufacturers of nano-enabled products 
  • Researchers in nanotechnology 
  • National and regional regulators


To join the webinar please sign up via the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.c...


Dr. Neil Hunt

Yordas Group

Neil has worked in the regulatory arena for 8 years, having been a Process Development Chemist for Sigma-Aldrich and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He has been a part of a number of EU-funded projects focusing on the risk assessment of nanomaterials and has been an industry representative of the Partner Expert Group developing the nanospecific guidance documents for REACH.


Dr. Hubert Rauscher

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (ISPRA)

Hubert has worked on the physicochemical characterisation of nanomaterials for over 20 years, having been a lecturer at the University of Ulm, Germany, and as scientific officer for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). His current focus at the JRC is providing policy support on nanomaterials and nanosafety and regulatory methods.