null OMCLs discuss Brexit and updates to medicines’ testing methods at annual meeting

EDQM Strasbourg, France 25/05/2018

The Annual Meeting of the Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) took place on 14-18 May in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

It was attended by 230 participants from 38 countries, representing 65 official laboratories and including a representative of the OMCL Network, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, which just joined the Network as an associated member.

Representatives from Canada, Israel, the Russian Federation and Singapore also attended the event, which was jointly organised by the EDQM and the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ALMBiH).

Topics covered during the meeting included the impact of Brexit on patients’ access to good quality medicines; Israel’s participation in OCABR activities; testing medicines and generics; alternative testing methods for biologicals; testing for counterfeit/illegal medicines and new ISO requirements.