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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...
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.
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...