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EDQM welcomes WHO recommendation to discontinue innocuity test in guidelines on vaccines and biologicals

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European Pharmacopoeia
Animal testing
News
06 December 2018
Strasbourg, France

The EDQM has welcomed the recommendation of the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (ECBS) to omit the abnormal toxicity test (also called the innocuity test) in all future WHO documents on vaccines and other biological products, and to disregard the inclusion of this test in previously published WHO Technical Report Series documents. The ECBS recommendations, issued at the Committee’s 69th meeting, are based on the consideration that the omission of the abnormal toxicity test would not compromise the quality and safety of vaccines and other biological products.

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