Nanosafe, Inc. has recently announced the launch of its new website, the Nanotech Register™ and its new product labeling system, Nanosafe Tested™. The Register is itself the location of all of the products receiving the Nanosafe Tested label. The Nanosafe Tested program, as described by Nanosafe, Inc. is a "program to provide clients with independent third-party testing of nanotechnology products." Specifically, "Products that have been NANOSAFE TESTEDTM are subjected to defined testing criteria developed from peer-reviewed literature and comparable standardized testing methods. Test results are reported in two ways: first, a comprehensive, proprietary test report is provided to the client; second, a one-page, non-proprietary summary report is posted to the NANOTECH REGISTERTM where it may be viewed freely by the general public." The only product on the Registry to this point is, XPert® Nano™ System by
This is the second (or third, depending on how you count "registries") that are available to the public at this stage (if you know of more, please let us know!). In addition to the Nanosafe Registry, there is also PEN’s inventory of products containing nanotechnology and the responses EPA received under the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. While still in its early stages, having an additional registry should be helpful for tracking and continuing to evaluate nanomaterials on the market.