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EDQM / All activities | News | 21 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
As part of its efforts to improve customer service, the EDQM has developed a streamlined version of its HelpDesk and FAQs platform. The new HelpDesk was redesigned on the basis of feedback received from users and now benefits from a more intuitive interface, which is expected to enhance customer support and improve user experience.
Reference Standard / General | News | 14 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The new secondary site of the EDQM, being opened and inaugurated on 15 November 2019, will enable the safe storage of contingency stocks of European Pharmacopoeia reference standards and ensure their distribution worldwide in the event of major incidents at its main site in Strasbourg.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 14 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission is consulting its stakeholders on general chapter 2.4.20. Determination of elemental impurities. Updated in the context of discussions within the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG), the text is intended to become the new harmonised standard for elemental impurities testing.
Products and Services | News | 08 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Processing & Shipment of orders in December : please check our deadlines!
Transfusion / Blood Quality Management system (B-QM) | News | 08 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The year 2020 will mark 10 years of successful collaboration between the EU and the EDQM in the field of blood. On this occasion the EDQM, in collaboration with the European Commission, is organising a conference on the latest challenges faced by European Blood Establishments. This event will cover topics such as data protection, demographic changes among blood healthcare professionals, the...
European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation | News | 07 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM will be holding the Meet the World Pharmacopoeias Symposium in February 2020 in Strasbourg, France, right after the 11th International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeias (IMWP). The aim of this event is to update stakeholders on the achievements and current work programme of the IMWP, giving participants an opportunity to exchange views on pharmacopoeial co-operation and harmonisation.
EDQM / All activities | News | 04 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
A phishing campaign has been launched from the internet by impersonating an EDQM user in e-mails aimed at infecting the recipients’ computers. These e-mails have been sent from outside the EDQM’s infrastructure, which is why the EDQM has no control over them.
Products and Services | News | 04 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM announces: - New Ph. Eur. reference standards - Replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards - Removal - Future removal - Change of sales unit - Change of EDQM storage/shipping conditions - Current non availability
Certification of suitability (CEP) / Procedure of certification (general) | News | 29 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
EMA and CMDh have published documents on their websites, (EMA/189634/2019 and CMDh/404/2019: “Information on nitrosamines for marketing authorisation holders”), which request marketing authorisation holders (MAH) to follow an investigation process described for synthesised APIs (other than sartans with a tetrazole ring). Although EDQM does not expect this issue to impact many substances, it is...
European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation | News | 25 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The latest face-to-face meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)] was hosted by JP in Tokyo, Japan on 1-2 October 2019. WHO participated as observer. The PDG 30th Anniversary Symposium was also held on 3 October 2019.
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 23 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted 43 texts related to its new approach to extraneous agents testing of immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs). From starting material to final product, users will now have to follow an overall risk-management approach to ensure they apply the best testing strategies in the context of a consistent manufacturing process.
European Pharmacopoeia / Public enquiry | News | 11 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
All new texts and texts that have undergone technical revisions are published in Pharmeuropa for public consultation. Users and interested parties are welcome to comment on these drafts.
Products and Services | News | 11 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Supplement 10.1 of the European Pharmacopoeia is now available; it will be applicable in 38 European countries as of 1 April 2020.
Transplantation / Publications / Transplant Newsletter | News | 10 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM/Council of Europe publishes Newsletter Transplant, which gives data on organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation at the European and international levels.
European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation | News | 08 October 2019 | Strasbourg, France
On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG), Susanne Keitel, Director of the EDQM, highlighted the progress achieved by the Group towards pharmacopoeial harmonisation and its key role in reducing the need for redundant testing by manufacturers, hence increasing the availability of medicines. Representatives of the three PDG members (the European...