BASF is a participant in a research project called NanoGEM (Nanostructured materials – Health, Exposure and Material Properties).
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany - BASF is a participant in a research project called NanoGEM (Nanostructured materials – Health, Exposure and Material Properties). The project, initiated by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is taking place with the involvement of 19 research institutions and companies. The project will receive approximately EUR 4.9 million in BMBF funding over the next three years, with industry to contribute around another EUR 1.5 million. It 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 of its kind to evaluate industrially relevant nanoparticles and nanomaterials in processed products. NanoGEM is intended in this manner to make an important contribution to the systematic assessment of risk associated with nanomaterial use.
NanoGEM is just one example of BASF's commitment to safety research. Last year alone, BASF took part in approximately 20 projects, cooperations and partnerships.