BSP study outcome published in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes – Human tetanus immunoglobulin BRP batch 2

EDQM 29/01/2024 Strasbourg, France

The outcome of the Biological Standardisation Programme study BSP140 to establish the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Biological Reference Preparation (BRP) for Human tetanus immunoglobulin batch 2 has been published in the online journal Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes of the European...

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Survey on strategy for Ph. Eur. quality standards for monoclonal antibodies

EDQM 19/01/2024 Strasbourg, France

In 2014, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (EPC) launched a pilot phase on setting public standards for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) (“MAB pilot phase”). This pilot phase was intended to explore the feasibility of establishing individual monographs for multi-source mAbs, as well...

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BSP study outcome published online – Heparin Low-Molecular-Mass CRS batches 4 & 5

EDQM 18/12/2023 Strasbourg, France

The outcome of the BSP121 study to establish batches 4 and 5 of the European Pharmacopoeia Heparin Low-Molecular-Mass for Calibration Chemical Reference Substance (CRS) has been published in the online journal Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes and is referenced in Medline/PubMed® (Pharmeur Bio...

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Next-generation sequencing for adventitious virus detection in biologics: EDQM collaborates on article published in Biologicals

EDQM 08/11/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has co-authored a report with a broad range of academics and interested parties, entitled “Report of the third conference on next-generation sequencing for adventitious virus detection in biologics for humans and animals”....

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2022 Highlights – EDQM annual report now available

EDQM 05/06/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published its 2022 annual report, providing a comprehensive overview of its activities and achievements, and putting select data on the present state of EDQM/Council of Europe public health initiatives at your...

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New Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes article now online: HCV RNA for NAT BRP replacement batch

EDQM 03/07/2023 Strasbourg, France

Following the successful completion of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) study for the establishment of batch 2 of the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA for nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAT) Biological Reference Preparation (BRP), the outcome has been published in the online...

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New Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes article now online: Assay discrepancies using human coagulation factor VIII chromogenic kits

EDQM 30/06/2023 Strasbourg, France

The outcome of a study to investigate reported assay discrepancies using human coagulation factor VIII chromogenic kits has been published in the online journal Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes. The study confirmed a significant discrepancy between the commercial chromogenic kits on the market...

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The EDQM participated in a conference on Next Generation Sequencing

EDQM 07/10/2022 Strasbourg, France

On 27-28 September, representatives of the EDQM participated in the 3rd Conference on Next Generation Sequencing for Adventitious Virus Detection in Biologics for Humans and Animals organised by the International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS) in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A. At the...

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Ph. Eur. Human immunoglobulin for electrophoresis BRP batch 4 – outcome of establishment study published online

EDQM 18/07/2022 Strasbourg, France

Following the adoption of batch 4 of the European Pharmacopoeia Biological Reference Preparation (Ph. Eur. BRP) for human immunoglobulin for electrophoresis by the Ph. Eur. Commission, the outcome of the establishment study has been published in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes, a freely...

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BSP study publication: Somatropin/desamidosomatropin resolution mixture CRS 2

EDQM 27/06/2022 Strasbourg, France

An article on the outcome of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) study for the establishment of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Somatropin/desamidosomatropin resolution mixture Chemical Reference Substance batch 2 is now available free online. The article has been published in...

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Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes now accessible without registration

EDQM 14/06/2022 Strasbourg, France

Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes, a free online journal of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) indexed in Medline/PubMed®, can be consulted without prior registration as of 13 June 2022. The journal seeks to disseminate knowledge on methods of analysis...

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New BSP study publication: Heparin Low-Molecular-Mass for Assay BRP

EDQM 09/05/2022 Strasbourg, France

An article on the outcome of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) study for the establishment of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Heparin Low-Molecular-Mass for Assay Biological Reference Preparation batch 11 is now available online. The article has been published in Pharmeuropa...

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New Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes article now online: Human immunoglobulin for ACA BRP

EDQM 13/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

A new scientific article on the outcome of a recently concluded Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) study has been published in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes 2022. Four replacement batches of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Biological Reference Preparation (BRP) for Human...

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Proceedings of Workshop on alternatives to animal testing in Quality Control of Veterinary Vaccines now available

EDQM 12/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

The proceedings of the workshop "Novel in-vitro model as alternative to in vivo toxoid vaccines testing: Clostridium septicum vaccine as proof of concept" have been published in FreePub, a free online EDQM journal. The event, held in March 2021, was jointly organised by the European Directorate...

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EDQM Laboratory’s ISO 17025:2017 accreditation renewed

EDQM 15/11/2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Laboratory successfully obtained the renewal of its accreditation according to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard in October 2021 from the Belgian accreditation organisation BELAC, confirming the validity of the results...

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New publication on an EDQM Biological Standardisation Programme study for standardisation of allergen products

EDQM 03/08/2021 Strasbourg, France

Following the successful completion of the BSP090 study on recombinant major allergens, in collaboration with project leaders from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, an article on one of the major study outcomes “Validation of a candidate European Pharmacopoeia standard method for quantification of major...

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Clostridium septicum vaccine antigen assays: new article available online in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes

EDQM 29/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

The outcome of Part 2 of the BSP130 collaborative study run under the common aegis of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) has just been...

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New Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes article: Factor VIII BRP

EDQM 11/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

An article on the successful outcome of a recent study of the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has been published in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes, the EDQM’s free online journal. The study for the...

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New Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes article: Pertussis Toxin BRP batch 2

EDQM 18/05/2021 Strasbourg, France

A new article on the successful outcome of the study for the establishment of European Pharmacopoeia Pertussis Toxin Biological Reference Preparation (BRP) batch 2 has been published in Pharmeuropa Bio & Scientific Notes.

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Phasing out animal testing for in-process control of veterinary vaccines: Clostridium septicum as a proof of concept

EDQM 24/03/2021 Strasbourg, France

On 9 and 10 March 2021, a workshop aimed at facilitating the implementation of replacement in vitro toxicity and antigenicity assays for Clostridium septicum vaccine antigens was jointly organised by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM/Council of Europe), the...

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