Exploration on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in China

Xin-Li Shi, Qiangbin Wang, Kun Hu, Xiu-Mei Wang

Abstract

More and more applications of nanomaterials have been achieved in the biomedicine field. Numerous nanomedical devices, such as bone grafts with nano-hydroxyapatite and the silver-based anti-bacteria products, have been developed and have been trying to enter into the Chinese market. The State Food and Drug Administration of China (SFDA) is facing a critical challenge of how to explore and supervise the safety assessment of the nanomedical products. This paper briefly introduces the approval status of nanomedical products and the current advances of the safety assessment of nanomaterials in China.

Footnotes

  • Received February 28, 2012.
  • Accepted February 28, 2012.
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