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Results from regulatory testing of nanomaterials presented

8:00 AM MST | November 10, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s environment ministry has presented the mid-term results of the European Union’s regulatory testing of nanomaterials (Nanoreg) to wide range of participants from industry, research, organizations, and public authorities during a public...


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