JRC The EC Joint Research Centre is a Directorate General of the European commission. The EC JRC is the European's science and knowledge service supporting EU policies within dependent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. The JRC mission aims at contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety.
The JRC activity on nano(bio)technology is focusing on the development of new methods, tools and standards needed for supporting the full exploitation of innovative products based on nanotechnology and/or nanomaterials. For this purpose, the JRC set up a Nanobiotechnology Laboratory featuring state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. A special emphasis lies on the characterisation of nanomaterials, microplastics, nanomedicines, advanced materials and their interactions with biological systems, as well as on the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products.