April 2018

NML scientist speaks at RSC-NPL Symposium on characterisation of nanomaterials

Heidi Goenaga-Infante, RSC and LGC Science Fellow, has been invited to speak at the Royal Society of Chemistry-NPL Symposium’s discussion on ‘Nanoparticle concentration – critical needs and state-of-the-art measurement’ today.

With nanomaterials present in over 1300 commercial products across a large range of industries, including biopharma, personal care and cosmetics and food packaging, it is becoming increasingly important to accurately determine nanoparticle concentration. This capability is needed to help industry comply with developing regulation (e.g. EU cosmetic regulation 1223/2009) and ensure the efficacy, quality and safety of their products.

Alongside other leading experts in this field, Heidi will discuss work performed under UK National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC to develop the first ever method to determine number concentration of nanoparticles in suspension that is traceable to the International System of Units (SI) using single particle inorganic mass spectrometry (spICP-MS).

The one-day RSC-NPL Symposium will be followed by an Open Day showcasing the results of the European-funded project ‘Innanopart: Metrology for Innovative Nanoparticles’ where LGC’s Dorota Bartczak will present on the complementary approach of particle tracking analysis to determine number-based concentration.

Both events will be held at the RSC Burlington House, London.