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European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission Press release 24 June 2016 Strasbourg, France
During its 155th Session, held in Strasbourg on 21-22 June 2016, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted a revision of the general chapter Monocyte-activation test (2.6.30) in order to make it more widely useable by stakeholders and thus facilitate a reduction in testing on...
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European network of OMCLs / General European OMCLs Network activities News 15 June 2016 Strasbourg, France
The General European OMCL Network (GEON) successfully met increasing market demand in 2015 for independent experimental testing of the quality of medicines, blood-derived medicinal products and vaccines in Europe.
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Certification of suitability (CEP) News 10 June 2016 Strasbourg, France
A document has been prepared to provide guidance on the approach taken by EDQM when carrier oils are used with antioxidant in omega 3 type substances.

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To date, 29 of the 36 General Chapters and 49 of the 67 excipient monographs on the current work programme have been harmonised. Sign-offs at this meeting include a new monograph on...
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During the last European Pharmacopoeia Commission session held in Strasbourg on 15-16 March 2016, a new chapter was adopted...
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The EDQM has revised the document « Guidance for electronic submissions for Certificates of Suitability (CEPs) applications ».

Agenda

21 June 2016 to 23 June 2016
Shanghai, China
06 July 2016 to 07 July 2016
Strasbourg, France
The Vision of the EDQM
In brief
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  • 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.
  • develops also guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.
The European Pharmacopoeia
In brief
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  • 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.
  • 38 signatory parties (including the EU) and 27 observers (including WHO) as of 09 April 2014.
Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL)
In brief
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  • A network of official laboratories appointed by the national authorities.
  • 80 laboratories pool human and technical resources to implement testing programmes.
  • 30 European countries participate in the various activities and programmes.
The Certification of Suitability
In brief
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  • Established in 1994.

  • Over 3500 certificates covering 850 substances have been granted  in more than 50 countries.

  • Assessment is jointly performed by assessors from the national competent authorities and EDQM assessors

  • Organises an inspection programme to check compliance with both GMP and the CEP with a network of national inspectors.

HealthCare Activities
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  • Blood Transfusion & Organ Transplantation: elaborating ethical, legal and safety standards.
  • Pharmaceutical Care : developing and promoting best practices
  • Anti-counterfeiting activities: supporting public health protection.
  • 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!
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The Ph. Eur. Commission has now launched a Call for Experts to participate in the preparation of the 10th Edition Ph. Eur. The participation of experts and stakeholders in the Ph. Eur. public standards-setting process is vital for the development of authoritative and relevant monographs. The experts will be (re)appointed at the 156th Session of the Ph. Eur. Commission (15-16 November 2016).  In addition, this invitation is open to experts from non-European Pharmacopoeia member states and non-observers states. The Ph. Eur. Commission is very much looking forward to working with experts from around the world! 
So join the network!

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