Commercializing Cellulose Nanomaterials Workshop

June 8 - 11, 2020 | Scandic Marina Congress Center

Commercializing Cellulose Nanomaterials - Nordic and International Requirements for Safe Manufacturing and Product Development

Separate registration is required.

When:  Monday, 8 June, 8:30 – 13:00

Workshop Faculty:

Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., President, Vireo Advisors, LLC

Julia Catalan, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Gary Chinga-Carrasco, Ph D, Senior Researcher, RISE PFI, Norway

Kimberly Ong, Ph.D., Nanotoxicologist, Vireo Advisors, LLC

James Ede, Ph.D., Nanotoxicologist, Vireo Advisors, LLC


Workshop Overview:

The workshop will focus on market-specific requirements for safety demonstrations for new substances, with focus on cellulose nanomaterial applications. A panel of governmental scientists will discuss international approaches on occupational safety for nanomaterials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and practices for meeting market-specific regulatory requirements. The workshop will be presented by Vireo Advisors, an international advising firm from North America, in collaboration with Julia Catalan of the Finnish Institute for Occupational Health. 



Subject to change

8:30-8:45        Welcome and Workshop Overview

8:45-9:10        Markets and Regulatory Requirements - Jo Anne Shatkin

9:10-9:35        Human Health Effects of Cellulose Nanomaterials-Julia Catalan, FIOH

9:35-10:00      Bio-Characteristics of Wood Nanocelluloses with Focus on Biomedical Applications Gary Chinga-Carrasco, RISE

10:00-10:15    Break  

10:15-11:05    Nordic/International Occupational Health and Safety Expert Panel 

11:05-11:30    Environmental Considerations – Kimberly Ong, Vireo

11:30-11:55    Case Study – James Ede

Workshop Fee:
Member = $160
Nonmember = $220