2014, December

Because of the high number of nanoparticles marketed in France in 2013 (more than 500,000) and of the high growth of the nanomedicine sector, the European Union and France have started to legislate on the issue of nanomaterials. On the one hand, France has implemented a mandatory declaration that requires various types of information. On the other hand, the European Union is finalising the future regulatory framework on medical devices. From now on, all devices inorporating or consisting of nanomaterials will systematically be classified as class III medical devices! Therefore, manufacturers of medical devices incorporating nanomaterials should assess the potential related risks and characterise these materials during the entire life cycle of their product.

After a recap of the current context, Georges Favre will explain how LNE can help you in this mandatory process of characterisation of the nanomaterials.

During this webinar, the following issues will be discussed :

  • Facts and figures on the nanomedicine market
  • Questions raised by the nanos
  • French and European regulatory framework
  • LNE's skills


Georges FAVRER&D Programme Manager / LNE

Since 2011, Georges FAVRE is R&D Programme Manager for nanometrology and chemistry at LNE’s Direction de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (scientific and technological research management – He coordinates LNE’s R&D activities relative to health. Besides its activities in the field of tests, LNE is also the leader of the Réseau National de la Métrologie Française (RMNF -, the French national metrology network. Its mission is to develop the necessary standards and methods to maximise the reliability of any type of measurements, to support the authorities and the French industry in these fields and to represent France at the international level.

At LNE, Georges FAVRE is particularly involved in guiding research activities, in setting up R&D projects on the characterisation of nanomaterials and in the promotion of these projects. He is also a member of the nanoMetrology Club Executive Committee. This Club was created jointly by LNE and by the C’Nano network in 2011. It aims at connecting the academic world and the industry on the nanometrology issues. After a thesis on Analytical Chemistry at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Georges FAVRE worked as a scientific consultant with SMEs that developed advanced materials.

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