07 April 2015

Classification of Medicines - 2014 Edition of Resolution ResAP(2007)1 now available

Did you know that the classification of medicines, for example as over-the-counter or prescription only medicine, has implications on patient safety, accessibility of medicines and management of...

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02 April 2015
Walk against Organ Trafficking’: EDQM’s steering committee on Organ Transplantation takes the lead

On 24 March, the European Committee in charge of transplantation activities (CD-P-TO) initiated a ‘Walk against Organ Trafficking’ along the famous pilgrimage route El Camino de...

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20 February 2015

Council of Europe publishes new guide on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for soon-to-be parents

Did you know ? The collection and storage of umbilical cord blood when a baby is born is becoming increasingly common. Indeed, the cells contained in the umbilical cord blood have...

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09 January 2015

Give blood and safe lives: a new resolution for 2015?

Over Christmas, blood stock levels usually drop dramatically as blood donors focus on preparing the festive period.

Donors are needed in the new year more than ever, as 10 000 blood donations are needed daily in France and...

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19 December 2014

Committee of Experts (CD-P-PH/PHO) - New classification report  released

The CD-P-PH/PHO has released a report on the Classification of Antibiotics and Chemotherapeutics for Dermatological Use, and Racecadotril. This Committee of experts reviews the classification of medicines...

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21 November 2014

OTC Medicines: the role of good classification practices in promoting medication safety and accessibility in Europe

Nearly 100 participants from 19 countries in Europe, representing national and European competent drug authorities, ministries of health, healthcare...

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Upcoming events

14 June 2015

World Blood Donor Day

27 June - 1 July 2015
25th Regional Congress of the ISBT

London, United Kingdom

22-23 September 2015

Symposium on Plasma for Direct Clinical Use Open for registration

Strasbourg, France

Latest publications

5th Edition of the Guide to the Quality and Safety of Organs for Transplantation

Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation 5th Edition


1st Edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application

1st Edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application



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