Workshop: Assessing the Risk of Innovative Materials

by Ishani Hewage on June 28, 2013

A one-day workshop co-organized by the University of Michigan Risk Science Center will address the unique characteristics and properties of innovative materials, and the challenges of ensuring their safe development and use.

The Risk Assessment of Innovative Materials Workshop, organized in collaboration with RSC, 3M and the Northland Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, will be held on Thursday 1 August at 3M’s Innovation Center in St Paul, MN. For registrations, please visit the workshop website.

advanced materials workshop

Recent advances in materials science, synthetic chemistry, nanotechnology and other areas are enabling the development of novel, highly innovative, and increasingly complex materials. These materials have potential applications in a wide range of medical, consumer, and commercial products. Furthermore, they have the potential to stimulate economic growth through adding value to products, while helping to address an increasing array of complex global challenges.  Yet, their long-term utility depends on early identification of and responses to technical and perceived risks to human health and the environment.

The workshop will host speakers from government, industry, and academia, including:

bio_wendling(1) Larry Wendling
Vice President
3M Corporate Research Laboratories
bio_maynard(1) Andrew Maynard
NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
Director of Risk Science Center
The University of Michigan
bio_grainger(2) David Grainger
Professor of Bioengineering
Chair of Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The University of Utah
bio_philbert copy Martin Philbert
Professor of Toxicology
Dean of School of Public Health
The University of Michigan
bio_mcneil(1) Scott McNeill
The Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) for SAIC-Frederick
The Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research (FNLCR)
bio_heath(1) Michelle McMurry-Heath

Associate Director for Science
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Tours of the 3M Innovation Center will be available to attendees before and after the workshop.



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