In building scientific data for regulatory and other approvals, recognized and standardised protocols are essential. Materials at the nanoscale in several cases need different experimental conditions and these may not be reflected in current standards for a material at bulk scale.
Internationally approved Standards, Technical Guidelines and Guidance Documents gives better confidence to regulators across the globe. This allows enables mutual acceptance of data (MAD) and greater confidence for testing of nanomaterials by producers and users and data provided for market access. However, these processes are often long and transferring new techniques and methods developed in laboratories for standardization requires strong coordination among different scientists and regulators around the world.
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