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European network of OMCLs / Human Biologicals (OCABR) | News | 19 January 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) Network for human vaccines and medicinal products derived from human blood and plasma and the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC, United Kingdom) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to renew, post-Brexit, the exchange and collaboration on common activities related to batch release of human vaccines and...
News | 13 January 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare’s (EDQM) ISO 9001:2015 certificate has been maintained following the second surveillance audit of its quality management system on 7 and 8 December 2020 by the official French standardisation body Association française de normalisation (AFNOR), via AFNOR Certification (AFAQ).
European network of OMCLs | News | 08 January 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the transition period for Brexit, during which EU legislation still applied, is over as of 31 December 2020. A trade deal for relations after 31 December 2020 has been negotiated between the EU and the UK, but the deal does not include mutual recognition of Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) of vaccines for human use, human blood...
European network of OMCLs / Human Biologicals (OCABR) / Vaccines | News | 14 December 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) network for human vaccines and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase the exchange and collaboration on common activities related to batch release of human vaccines. 
EDQM's response to COVID-19 | News | 12 November 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published three new Official Control Authority Batch Release (OCABR) guidelines outlining the tests to be performed by Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) in the EU OCABR Network as part of the independent control of pandemic COVID-19 vaccine batches. They were adopted by the full OCABR Network and are...
EDQM / All activities | News | 17 August 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM’s core activities include the provision of documentary and physical (reference) standards to ensure the quality of medicines and their ingredients. Availability of and access for patients to quality medicines is more important than ever in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Reference Standard / Biological reference preparation (BRP) | News | 14 August 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Ph. Eur. Commission adopted the replacement batch (batch 2) of the Pertussis Toxin Biological Reference Preparation by correspondence in May 2020.