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Size Matters! Measurement helps solve nanoparticle toxicity challenges

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An article in the July 2012 edition of Chemistry International describes research being carried out at LGC, the UK’s designated National Measurement Institute for chemical and biochemical measurement, to develop analytical methods that enable accurate element quantitation and rapid size characterisation of nanoparticles in consumer products. It also explains how researchers are developing a prototype …

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Nano interactions: overcoming limitations in nanoparticle safety testing using real time measurements

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As nanotechnologies become incorporated into more and more commercial products, it is increasingly important to understand the potential risk they pose to human health. In response to this worldwide need, LGC is developing new in vitro testing regimes which can overcome the potentially misleading results obtained from traditional toxicity assays. Read full case study.