Why SAbyNA?

Numerous organizations have produced guidance documents with the aim of covering the obvious risk management gap that exists in workers, consumers and environment with nanoparticles. Many types of nanoforms and uses exist and the human and environmental health risk may vary profoundly.

SAbyNA aims to improve the usability of existing databases, test methods, models, frameworks and tools and integrated them into an interactive and user-friendly web-based guidance.

Make bigger



Map and establish hierarchies of the most relevant existing resources that can support safe by design of nanotechnology


Establish simple, robust and cost-effective human and environmental hazard, exposure, and risk assessment strategies


Improve usability of existing tools for risk identification and risk assessment (i.e. GUIDEnano)


Propose safe by design strategies to eliminate or reduce risks at the design stage of a product or production process


Develop SAbyNA guidance platform integrating selected resources to propose safe by design strategies to maximize safety while maintaining functionality


Implement and validate the applicability of the SAbyNA guidance platform in 3D printing and paints

Specific Sectors

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862419. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.