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The overall goal of the Celtic Alliance for NanoHealth (CAN) is to develop cross-boarder cooperation between Swansea and Dublin by linking the complementary expertise of leading academic institutes in the field of nanohealth, nanosafety, nanomedicine and nanodiagnostics. CAN also aims to provide a focus for academic-industry collaboration in nanohealth, including supporting individual SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and hosting the annual Venture Forum. 

The International Alliance for NanoEHS Harmonization (IANH) is an interdisciplinary alliance of scientific experts, themselves currently active in all aspects of this arena, drawn from Europe, Japan and the United States that seeks to establish reproducible approaches for the study of nanoparticle hazard.

The overall scientific goal of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute “NanoTracking” is directed towards the development of novel functionalized nanomaterials for application in the imaging of cancer via appropriate techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fluorescence imaging. The major aims are to design tailor-made nanomaterials and to provide a deeper understanding of their interactions in vivo.