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8 new Ph. Eur. Reference Substances (RS) and 45 replacement batches released in November – December 2018

Products and Services
03 January 2019
Strasbourg, France

The EDQM announces the availability of:

8 New Ph. Eur. Reference Substances:

  • Y0002045 Typhaneoside, Y0002063 Everolimus for impurity C identification and Y0002068 Typhae pollen dry extract for system suitability
  • Y0002000, Benzathine benzylpenicillin for peak identification, Y0002001, Benzathine phenoxymethylpenicillin, Y0002071, Calcium folinate for system suitability, Y0002036, Digitoxin for LC assay and Y0002049, Terpin monohydrate

45 Replacement batches for Ph. Eur. Reference Substances:


Content of the European Pharmacopoeia RS catalogue

The EDQM proposes more than 2900 Ph. Eur. RS including a wide range of highly-characterised chemical reference substances (CRS), herbal reference standards (HRS) and biological reference preparations (BRP), as well as reference spectra for the tests and assays to be carried out in accordance with the official methods prescribed in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.). The Ph. Eur. RS catalogue is updated on a daily basis and gives access not only to all the Ph. Eur. RS, but also to:

  • Batch Validity Statements (BVSs) for each reference standard;
  • Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Statements for hazardous biologicals;
  • Leaflets (downloadable pdf).

For your convenience, the Ph. Eur. RS catalogue is published on a daily basis and can be downloaded in pdf format here as well as in XML format here.

How to place an RS order

If you wish to place an order, you can send your request to the EDQM either:

  • via the web store (this form can also be used to confirm a proforma invoice or a quotation you have already received from the EDQM).
  • or by email to (in this case, please ensure that your order is on your company letter headed paper stating both the catalogue code and substance name and attached to your email).
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