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Transplantation / Tissue | News | 06 July 2020 | Strasbourg, France
As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to stabilise and we gradually return to normal daily life, it will be important to continue to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of tissues from deceased donors and to support donation and transplantation programmes. Additional measures will have to be taken to foster safe practice within tissue establishments and to minimise the risks related to SARS-CoV-2 for...
EDQM / All activities | News | 30 June 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare’s 2019 annual report is now available, providing a comprehensive overview of our activities in 2019 and information on our achievements and events.
EDQM / All activities | News | 11 June 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.
Products and Services | News | 26 May 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM, Council of Europe, has just released the 20th edition of the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components (also known as the Blood Guide). Used in more than 90 countries, the Blood Guide is considered a gold standard in blood transfusion. It supports professionals in applying common, harmonised standards in this field to protect donors for the benefit of...
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 30 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Maintaining a safe, sufficient and accessible supply of critical and essential tissues for human application during a pandemic is of vital importance to public health systems that support donation and transplantation. With this in mind, the EDQM organised a webinar for the tissue donation and transplantation communities on 28 April 2020 to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting national...
EDQM / All activities | News | 24 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Free training resources: online sessions for home learning – Sign up today! Online training is the ideal way to improve your skills during quarantine. Why not make the most of your time at home to pick up new skills and gain valuable knowledge by attending an online training session? The good news is that all the EDQM training sessions and webinars are available free online, covering a wide...
Transplantation / Tissue | News | 20 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare is pleased to invite you to a webinar to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting national programmes for tissue donation from deceased donors and daily practices in tissue establishments and to support decisions moving towards the future. This webinar has been developed for the tissue donation and transplantation...
EDQM / All activities | News | 19 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Due to the measures implemented by the French government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDQM will, until further notice, only be able to answer queries through its Online HelpDesk. We will continue to do our utmost to provide you with the best possible service, but please note that there may still be delays in processing requests.
EDQM / All activities | News | 04 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
As every year, the EDQM is organising a number of events to connect people and share knowledge and expertise. Given the growing public health concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak, the EDQM may have to postpone some of its events or offer remote participation, as a measure to protect the health of speakers and participants. More information will be made available on the EDQM website in coming...
EDQM / All activities | News | 02 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM regrets to inform its users that the search engine on its website has been deactivated and is currently unavailable for technical reasons.
Transfusion | News | 11 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has published the recommendations resulting from the International Symposium on Plasma Supply Management organised in co-operation with the European Commission on 29 and 30 January 2019.