BASF joins a BMBF nanomaterial safety research program
Approximately €6.4 million earmarked for NanoGEM
BASF is a participant in a research project called NanoGEM (Nanostructured materials – Health, Exposure and Material Properties).  The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) initiated project is taking place with the involvement of 19 research institutions and companies. The project will receive approximately €4.9 million in BMBF funding over the next three years, with industry to contribute around another €1.5 million. The project is headed by the Duisburg-based Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA).
NanoGEM will investigate absorption and distribution of nanoparticles in the human body as a function of their size, structure and surface properties. The project is the first …