EPA Partners for Nanomaterial Research
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- Altairnano Inc: Cooperative Research and Development Agreement is in place to examine coated TiO2 nanoparticles for non-cellular reactivity, pulmonary toxicity, and dermal penetration.
- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), Madison, WI: Materials Transfer Agreement in place to employ and develop adult stem cell derived cardiomyocytes as an alternative testing model to assess potential cardiac toxicity of CSS chemicals beginning with engineered nanomaterials.
- Duke Center for the Environmental Implications of nano Technology: Preparation and physicochemical characterization and testing of nanomaterials.
- Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM): Evaluate nanomaterials in using EPA’s Toxicity Forecaster (ToxCast).
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: (in process) Memo of Understanding (MOU) with NIEHS's Nano Consortium Centers. This will focus on assessing/developing alternative and predictive testing models local (i.e. site of initial exposure) and systemic (toxicity due to nanoparticle translocation) nanoparticle toxicities.
- North Carolina State University: In vitro toxicity evaluation of alternative sustainable nanomaterials.
- Oregon State University: Testing of nanomaterials in developing zebrafish embryos.
- Research Institute partner - Research Triangle Park (RTI): Alternative test methods to assess and predict nanomaterial pulmonary toxicity; use of novel laser capture microdissection methods to determine/quantify nanoparticle pulmonary deposition and provide data to better develop pulmonary dosimetry models for nanoscale particles.
- Texas A&M University: Hazard identification of engineered nanomaterials from in vitro toxicity data.
- University of California LA (UCLA): Preparation and physicochemical characterization and testing of nanomaterials.
- University of Cincinnati: Synthesis of sustainable titanium dioxide and silver nanoparticles.
- University of Massachusetts Lowell: Screen nanomaterials in high throughput assay to measure the biological oxidative damage of nano on human blood serum. Screen the same nanomaterials using ToxCast. Will compare for similarities and differences.