This portal is an electronic sourcing system used for the procurement of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), objects and devices. We have been involved in the supply of these materials in research and bulk quantities for physical delivery since 2010. We act as an intermediary between leading global producers, distributors and industry/research organisations specific to nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N), which we regard as a distinct, multi-disciplinary field of advanced materials science bordering on quantum mechanics with ENMs constituting it’s raw materials base.


Materials Search

To search for a material listed for supply on the portal, please use the intelligent search function.


Quality Assurance

Nanomaterials sourced via this portal are inspected, validated and compliant with the highest standards of good practices in Nanosciences. We expect as a rule that our providers adhere to the CoP/CoCs regarded as key to nanosciences and nanotechnologies, specifically the European Commission Code of Conduct and the Responsible NanoCode. Our providers successfully engage in the fabrication, exporting, importing, supplying, distributing and buying of a broad assortment of these materials while INSCX as a whole, offers access to providers expert in the provision of services in areas such as materials certification, toxicology, compliance and bespoke consultancy.



All nanomaterials sourced via this portal are tracked/traced in real-time in accordance with the downstream audit sequencing (DAS) methodology operated by INSCX since 2012. DAS is designed to offer regulation agencies and the insurance industry greater ability to monitor the lifecycle of a nanomaterial from source.

The Downstream Audit Sequencing methodology now proven is to be extended and made online for all nanomaterial producers to report trade irrespective of whether they choose to place their actual trade through the formal exchange system. This methodology will offer nanoproducers a global trade reporting mechanism capable of meeting the disclosure requirements sought by official regulation agencies and the regulated insurance sector while safeguarding essential confidences required in a commercial context.



ENMs, objects and devices in research and industrial-scale quantities sourced via the portal are defined by Thematic class.

  • Catalysis
  • Carbons
  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Mixed Metal Alloys
  • Oxides
  • Photonics
  • Meta-Materials
  • Functioning
  • Dispersions

Minimum Order Quantity

Where a minimum order quantity (MOQ) is stated and your requirement is for less than the MOQ, please use the request more information function and a member of our customer services team will contact you.


Bulk Enquiries

For bulk enquiries please use the request more information function and a member of our customer services team will contact you.