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EDQM / All activities News 21 May 2019 Strasbourg, France
Due to public holidays, the EDQM will be closed on Thursday 30 May 2019.
Reference Standard / Collection & Catalogue News 17 May 2019 Strasbourg, France
In order to overcome the temporary shortage of this CRS and until the replacement batch is made available, it is advised to prepare the system suitability resolution solution for the test of related proteins described in the monographs 0950 (Somatropin concentrated solution), 0951 (...
Certification of suitability (CEP) / Procedure of certification (general) News 15 May 2019 Strasbourg, France
The latest monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Department (DCEP) is now available.

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The EDQM announces the availability of 2 New Ph. Eur. Reference Standards, 21 Replacement batches for Ph. Eur. Reference Standards and 8 Withdrawn products for Ph. Eur. Reference Substances.
The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) held its interim videoconference on Wednesday 13 March 2019.
Since the start of the sartan crisis in summer 2018, OMCLs of the European Network have elaborated a number of test methods to qualify and quantify nitrosamines in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and drug products of the...

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18 June 2019 to 20 June 2019
Shanghai, China
19 June 2019 to 20 June 2019
Strasbourg, France
22 June 2019 to 26 June 2019
Basel, Switzerland
The Vision of the EDQM
In brief
  • A Directorate of the Council of Europe created in 1964.
  • A leading organisation that protects public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use.
  • Also develops guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.
The European Pharmacopoeia
In brief
  • Main objective is to provide common quality standards to control the quality of medicines and of substances used in the manufacture of medicines (human and veterinary use).
  • Legally binding in European member states.
  • 39 signatory parties (including the EU) and 30 observers (including WHO and TFDA) as of March 2018.
Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL)
In brief
  • A network of independent public laboratories appointed by the national authorities.
  • Around 70 laboratories provide human and technical resources to implement testing programmes.
  • 36 European countries and 5 countries outside Europe participate in the various activities and programmes.
The Certification of Suitability
In brief

 

  • Established in 1994.
  • Over 4,900 certificates covering more than 1,100 substances have been granted in more than 60 countries.
  • Assessment is jointly performed by a network of around 100 assessors from the national competent authorities and EDQM assessors.
  • Organises an inspection programme involving a network of around 30 inspectors from 20 different national competent authorities and the EDQM.

 

HealthCare Activities
In brief
  • Blood Transfusion & Organ Transplantation: elaborating ethical, legal and safety standards.
  • Pharmaceutical Care : developing and promoting best practices
  • Anti-counterfeiting activities: supporting the protection of public health.
  • Cosmetics & Packaging Materials: focusing on the safe use of cosmetics and packaging materials for food and medicines.
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Call for experts: Join the Ph. Eur. Network!
Focus

The EDQM is renewing its call for expressions of interest to join the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) as an independent scientific expert. Professionals from national authorities (e.g. pharmacopoeial authorities, official medicines control laboratories, licensing authorities and inspectorates), the private sector (pharmaceutical or chemical industries), academia, research organisations and other experts are encouraged to apply. This is an ideal opportunity to take part in the work of the Ph. Eur., to network with professionals with various backgrounds and from all over Europe and beyond, and to help shape Ph. Eur. texts, internationally-recognised quality standards for medicines.

More information on Ph. Eur. Members and observers.

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