NEWS RELEASE: PRIMA Québec and NanoCanada launch the National Committee on Health and Safety for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

July 27, 2020 – PRIMA Québec and NanoCanada are please to announce the launch of the National Committee on Health and Safety for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. This initiative will provide an integrated learning and implementation platform that will support the best health and safety practices for research and product development environments. Responsible design, production, and recycling of products using advanced materials and nanotechnology is necessary to support industry and drive Canadian innovation. This initiative will bring together government researchers and regulators, industrial experts, as well as university researchers in building a safer environment for Canadians and a strong network to support Canadian industry.

“PRIMA Québec is proud to partner with NanoCanada on this initiative that will provide resources for researchers, product developers, and manufacturers in Canada. We are thrilled to support the advanced materials community in this way and enable SMEs in Canada to develop safe materials and expand their product lines.” said Dr. Marie-Pierre Ippersiel, President and CEO of PRIMA Québec.

“NanoCanada is honored to work with PRIMA Québec on this national initiative. The committee of outstanding experts will work to provide a one stop shop of best practices and training resources to users of advanced materials and nanotechnology. It will also steer Canadian safer by design research and development activities funded to benefit the health of Canadians and to strengthen Canadian global competitiveness.” said Dr. Marie D’Iorio, President of NanoCanada.

PRIMA Quebec, the advanced materials research and innovation hub, supports and facilitates the advanced materials ecosystem and acts as an engine of innovation and growth in Quebec. Through support and funding, it stimulates the competitiveness of Quebec companies by helping them benefit from research expertise.

NanoCanada creates community through a collaborative network and serves its members through relationship building and a passion for promoting Canada’s excellence in science, innovation, and entrepreneurship advanced materials and nanotechnology.

Further information on this initiative can be found here.



Janice Warkentin

PRIMA Québec

Marie-Pierre Ippersiel