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European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission News 04 May 2016 Strasbourg, France
During the last European Pharmacopoeia Commission session held in Strasbourg on 15-16 March 2016, a new chapter was adopted for Host-cell protein assays (2.6.34).
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Certification of suitability (CEP) / Procedure of certification (general) News 04 May 2016 Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has revised the document « Guidance for electronic submissions for Certificates of Suitability (CEPs) applications ». The requirements with regards the format of CEP submissions have been updated and the new EU module 1 specifications for eCTD v. 3.0 have been included.
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EDQM News 28 April 2016 Strasbourg, France
The EDQM reminds you that its office will be closed on Thursday 5th May and Monday 16th May, due to a public holiday.

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The last monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Division (DCEP) is now available for April 2016.
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The EDQM would like to propose copies of the 8th Edition European Pharmacopoeia to all universities of the Member States.
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Optimal clinical use is at the heart of the objectives of clinicians and hospitals in Europe and elsewhere to ensure that...

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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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