TEHRAN (INIC)- The eleventh committee on the international standardization of nanotechnology (ISO/TC229) held a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from December 6 to 10.
Six representatives from Iran together with counterparts from 22 other countries attended the committee.
The US, Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Austria, Britain, Thailand, China, France, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Kenya, and Norway comprised other countries which attended the committee.
During the meeting, Iran introduced its second international standard in the field of nanotechnology, entitled ‘muramic acid measurement for identification of nanosilver antibacterial activity’.
Another international standard, proposed by Iran, was already established and published. The standard of ‘muramic acid measurement for identification of nanosilver antibacterial activity’ was proposed to the international committee by the Iranian nanotechnology standardization committee and accepted by the members; therefore, it passed the first stage of nanotechnology standards establishment.
During the committee meeting, one of the Iranian representatives, as the head of ‘nanomaterials classification’ group, gave a speech on the proposed methods for defining a general strategy to develop standards in the field of nanomaterials properties.
The specialized nanomaterials classification group at the fourth workgroup of international committee is formed with the aim of introducing a strategy for the classification of nanomaterials in order to facilitate the development of standards on nanomaterials properties.
Another activity of Iran at the aforesaid meeting was presenting a proposal entitled ‘nanotechnology assessment indexes in the world’. The introduction of this proposal and its reception by other countries made it possible for the Iranian team to complete the proposal and represent it for further discussions in future meetings of the committee.