Expressions of Interest: HCWH Europe’s report on nanomaterials and nanomedicines in healthcare

  • Europe

Brussels — Nanotechnology is being sold as the next 'industrial revolution' and nanomaterials are already in use in many areas of everyday life, including the healthcare sector. However, changing materials to nano-scale can result in the introduction of new toxicological risks and recent research suggests the need for the precautionary management of nanomaterials. Health Care Without Harm Europe has received financial assistance from the EU Commission, DG Environment to support activities under Health and Environment topics to raise awareness amongst the medical community and the general public and advocate on the potential risks of nanomedicine and nanomaterials use in the healthcare sector. HCWH Europe now invites an expert to be contracted as an Independent Consultant to undertake a scoping study and to produce a 30-page report.

Interested consultants must send their CV, including references of similar reports written by them and a budget for their work by e-mail to by Monday, May 13, 2013. The subject of the e-mail should be ”Nano Consultancy Report”.

Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 500 organizations in 53 countries, working to transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Visit the HCWH website for more information.