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3MiCRON is an FP7 large collaborative project which gathers some of the most advanced European medical and technical institutions together to address the design of new strategies in diagnostics, and to push the potential of medical imaging beyond the state-of-the-art. 3MiCRON started on the 1st May 2010 and will run until 30th April 2013.

In vivo multimodality imaging is a fast growing field in medical research and, although the achievements at clinical level of this diagnostic method are recent, it is already one of the most promising approaches in the diagnosis of diseases in many research addressed medical centres.

CBNI are leading work package 7 (Advanced biocompatibility and biological impact) as well as contributing to work package 11 (Dissemination and exploitation promotion).

A dedicated project website is available at www.3micron.eu/.

BisNano (Functionalities of Bismuth-based nanostructures) is an FP7 small collaborative project under the EU-Mexico call. In this project, the coordinator has  integrated  different research groups from Mexico, Europe and Colombia with the common objective of developing novel applications of bismuth. BisNano started on the 1st of October 2010 and will run until 30th September 2013.

The aim of the present project is to explore the properties and possible applications of bismuth and bismuth based compounds when they are synthesized at the nanometric scale. There is a  homogenous  mixture of  groups  working on the  synthesis  of  the  nanostructured materials, the  physical-chemical  characterization of materials  and the  development of applications, as  well as  companies  with the  interest and  capacity to  assess, test and validate promising new technologies and solutions developed within the project.

A dedicated project website is available at www.bisnano.eu/.

MARINA stands for integrated and intelligent testing, integrated assessment, and modular interconnection of knowledge and information for validated science-based risk management methods. The approach is to shift from toxicology studies of specific individual nanomaterials towards developing tools for a more integrated systematic health and environmental safety assessment and management that can handle the overall risks for types or classes of ENM based on their physico-chemical properties. The motivation of MARINA is to be the FLAGSHIP programme for health and safety issues related to ENM on the global scene.

A dedicated project website is available at www.marina-fp7.eu/.

NAMDIATREAM (NANOTECHNOLOGICAL TOOLKITS FOR MULTI-MODAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS AND TREATMENT MONITORING) is an FP7 large collaborative project which is an interdisciplinary and Pan-european consortium that builds around 7 High-Tech SMEs, 2 Multinational industries and 13 academic institutions. Namdiatream started on the 1st of July 2010 and will run until 30th June 2014.

NAMDIATREAM will develop nanotechnology-based toolkit to enable early detection and imaging of molecular biomarkers of the most common cancer types and of cancer metastases, as well as permitting the identification of cells indicative of early-stage disease onset. The project is built on the innovative technology concepts of super-sensitive “lab-on-a-bead”, “lab-on-a-chip” and “lab-on-a-wire” nano-

CBNI are leading work package 7 (Standardisation and Risk Assessment) as well as contributing to work package 3 (Nanoprobes development, tagging nanoparticles with capture molecules & functional characterisation.

A dedicated project website is available at www.namdiatream.eu/.

NanoTOES (Nanotechnology: Training Of Experts in Safety), a Network of Initial Training (ITN) in the framework of FP7 coordinated by Prof. Dr. Albert Duschl from the University of Salzburg has started on 1. 11. 2010. It comprises 12 partners in 9 European countries and will run for 4 years. NanoTOES aims at development and validation of methods for examination of possible nanorisks for health and environment coupled with research for a better understanding of the involved mechanisms. Furthermore it will focus on the education of young academics in the field of nanosafety and will be a "European best practice" example in this respect.

A dedicated project website is available at www.nanotoes.eu/.