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SAVE THE DATE Workshop on Quality Control of Veterinary Vaccines

European Pharmacopoeia
25 January 2021 to 26 January 2021
Strasbourg, France

Joint EDQM EPAA JRC Workshop on Quality Control of Veterinary Vaccines


Since the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes opened for signature in 1986, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission and its experts have made significant progress in Replacing, Reducing and Refining (3Rs) the use of animals in tests for the development and control of medicinal products. 

The EDQM, in collaboration with the EPAA and JRC, is organising a workshop entitled ‘Novel in vitro model as alternative to in vivo toxoid vaccines testing: Clostridium septicum vaccine as a proof of concept’, on 25 and 26 January 2021 in Strasbourg, France.


Programme overview

This workshop aims to facilitate the implementation of the new in vitro cell-based assays for in-process quality control, validated through collaborative study BSP130 - a joint EDQM EPAA project successfully completed in 2018. The workshop will provide a forum to discuss study results and share practical experience and knowledge of these new methods with BSP130 study participants, control laboratories, regulators and other relevant stakeholders. The workshop programme is available below. Further information on how to register will be available soon.

Preliminary programme


Who should attend?

This workshop will be of particular interest to those working in vaccine manufacture and/or involved in the control and licencing of vaccines for veterinary use.



EPAA is a Public-Private Partnership across seven industry sectors and between European Commission and Industry stakeholders. Launched in 2005, it gathers 37 companies, 8 European trade federations and 5 Directorates-General of the European Commission.
Further information is available here.

EURL ECVAM is an integral part of the Joint Research Centre (JRC, Ispra, Italy), the science and knowledge service of the European Commission. Its mandate, as specified in Directive 2010/63/EU, is linked to the advancement of the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the Three Rs) of animal procedures. Current activities cover research and collaboration with research initiatives, validation studies, dissemination of information, knowledge sharing, promotion of alternative methods in an international context across disciplines and sectors. Further information is available here.



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