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EDQM / Quality Management system | News | 15 November 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Laboratory successfully obtained the renewal of its accreditation according to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard in October 2021 from the Belgian accreditation organisation BELAC, confirming the validity of the results generated for its European Pharmacopoeia reference standards. The accreditation scope covers 21...
Transfusion | News | 14 October 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The supply of blood components involves a series of complex processes composed of numerous steps, each carrying intrinsic and extrinsic risks. Blood establishments must continuously adapt to new regulatory and technical requirements in quality management as part of their risk avoidance strategy. In this evolving context, quality risk management can play a pivotal role in meeting these...
Transplantation / European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 09 October 2021 | Strasbourg, France
This year, celebrations for the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) will take place online on Saturday, 9 October. EODD is an opportunity to discuss organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation and reflect upon their importance, as well as to thank donors, their families and all the health professionals involved.
Transfusion / General | News | 05 October 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Main responsibilities of the job: As a Scientific Programme Manager, you will help draft guides and develop guidelines and/or co-ordinate and promote co-operation activities to improve quality, safety and ethical standards for the collection, storage and distribution of blood and blood components by European Blood Establishments (for example, EDQM Blood Guide, the Blood Quality Management...
Transplantation / European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 30 September 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Organ, tissue and cell transplantation is one of the great medical success stories of modern times. In many cases, it is the only life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage organ failure, devastating burn injuries or blood cancers, and in many others it can significantly improve the quality of life of patients, for example by restoring their sight or helping them regain mobility.
Transplantation / Publications / Transplant Newsletter | News | 21 September 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The 2021 edition of the Newsletter Transplant has just been published. It summarises comprehensive information and data for 2020 from 82 countries worldwide on donation and transplantation activities, management of waiting lists, organ donation refusals and authorised centres for transplantation activities.
EDQM / Job opportunities | News | 22 July 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Do you have a diploma in pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, biology or Quality Management Systems (QMS) with professional experience in QMS? Do you have the capacity to use your quality skills in the EDQM’s scientific-focused entities? Are teamwork, client orientation and analytical thinking part of your key skill set? Are you ready to play a critical role in maintaining a “Quality Culture”...
EDQM / Job opportunities | News | 22 July 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Do you have experience in chemical hazard classification and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements? Are you detail-oriented and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines? Do you have the excellent written and oral communication skills required to gather and provide technical information to users? Would you like to contribute to the activities of an International Organisation working for human...
EDQM / Job opportunities | News | 22 July 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Do you have professional media or communications experience, including drafting press releases, social media news and responding to journalist requests, gained in a medical/scientific setting? Alternatively, do you have a scientific background with professional media or communications experience?  Would you be able to lead a team in implementing the EDQM’s communications strategy promoting the...
EDQM | News | 06 July 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The 2020 annual report of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is now available, providing a comprehensive overview of its activities, achievements and events.
Transplantation / Publications | News | 05 July 2021 | Strasbourg, France
Personal choices regarding parenthood can be affected by disease and other life events that might have an impact on a person’s fertility. Making informed decisions in this highly personal area is of great importance to the health and well-being of individuals everywhere. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has therefore  released a booklet entitled “...
EDQM / All activities | News | 28 June 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The Council of Europe has appointed Petra Dörr, PhD, as future Director of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM). She will take over the function from the current Director, Susanne Keitel, in October 2021.
EDQM / All activities | News | 15 June 2021 | Strasbourg, France
On 26 May 2021, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) signed a memorandum of understanding.
Transfusion / Donations Campaigns & World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) | News | 14 June 2021 | Strasbourg, France
At every moment, someone, somewhere, needs blood. Blood components – plasma, red cells and platelets – are routinely used to save patients’ lives during surgery, after an accident or during acute illnesses, such as cancer or haemophilia. Regular blood donations are needed to give patients access to safe and quality-assured blood and blood components.