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EDQM / All activities | News | 21 May 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Due to public holidays, the EDQM will be closed on Thursday 30 May 2019.
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 13 May 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The 2020 subscriptions are now available for sale on our webstore.
European Pharmacopoeia / Pharmacopoeial discussion group (PDG) | News | 23 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) held its interim videoconference on Wednesday 13 March 2019.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 10 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Users of CEPs are invited to provide comments on draft monographs published in Pharmeuropa 31.2 before 30 June 2019.
Reference Standard / Collection & Catalogue | News | 03 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
A revised version of the monograph on Betacarotene (1069) published in Supplement 9.7. of the European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.) has entered into force on 1 April 2019. This revised monograph requires the use of two new CRSs: Betacarotene CRS and Betacarotene for system suitability CRS.
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 01 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
With a view to improving the correspondence between liquid chromatography column brand names and the reagents used to describe the stationary phases used with these columns, an overall review of all the monographs concerned has been undertaken. The names of the reagents and their definitions have also been reviewed to ensure that these stationary phases are described as clearly and consistently...
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 01 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
It has been brought to our attention that the conversion factor of 13.63 prescribed in the assay is inappropriate and leads to an overestimation of the content. Therefore, it has to be replaced by a factor of 13.03.
European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission | News | 01 April 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission has decided to accept semi-quantitative High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) tests as an alternative quality control which could be used instead of liquid chromatography (LC) assays in monographs on Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM). The use of the HPTLC test, which aims at maintaining the level of quality control provided by the...
Reference Standard / General | News | 28 March 2019 | Strasbourg, France
Established specifically for their intended use, pharmacopoeial reference standards are thoroughly characterised and their uses may go beyond those described in compendia, although a clear-cut distinction between quantitative use and qualitative use is essential.
European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission | News | 28 March 2019 | Strasbourg, France
During its 163rd session, held in Strasbourg on 19-20 March 2019, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission elected Prof. Torbjörn Arvidsson (Sweden) as its Chair. As the 19th Chair of the Ph. Eur. Commission since its establishment in 1964, Prof. Arvidsson will be supported by two Vice-chairs who will be elected in June.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 08 March 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The revised limit test for arsenic (Method A, 2.4.2) was published in Supplement 9.4 of the European Pharmacopoeia and entered into force on 1 April 2018. Upon implementation, the EDQM was made aware of a problem with the suitability test (UV-visible absorbance) of the newly introduced reagent silver diethyldithiocarbamate solution R (1110401), as many laboratories reported difficulties in...
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 18 February 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The chapter on water: micro determination (2.5.32.) has been revised in the Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.8. The revised part is reproduced here after: The instrument qualification is carried out according to established quality system procedures, for example using a suitable certified reference material. Sodium aminosalicylate dihydrate for equipment qualification CRS may be used when proceeding by...
European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission | News | 13 February 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM is renewing its call for expressions of interest to join the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) as an independent scientific expert. Professionals from national authorities (e.g. pharmacopoeial authorities, official medicines control laboratories, licensing authorities and inspectorates), the private sector (pharmaceutical or chemical industries), academia, research organisations and...
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 25 January 2019 | Strasbourg, France
A revised version of the monograph on Oxytetracycline hydrochloride (0198) has been adopted by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission and will be published in the upcoming 10th Edition. This revised version will include impurity F as a specified impurity and will introduce a limit of maximum 1.0% for the sum of impurities D, E and F, changes seen as a temporary solution that would alleviate the...
Products and Services | News | 24 January 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The 9.8 supplement of European Pharmacopoeia is now available and will be applicable in 38 European countries as from 01 July 2019.