EDQM Open Day – Join us for an afternoon full of discovery

EDQM 02/05/2024 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) will open its doors to the public on Sunday 16 June 2024 from 13:30 to 18:00. Full information is available on the dedicated EDQM Open Day web page. Join us for a fun-packed afternoon to discover how the EDQM contributes to...

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NEW 4th Training Course on Quality Management for Tissue Establishments

EDQM 21/05/2024 Strasbourg, France

A robust quality management system (QMS) is key to ensuring the efficacy, quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application. Tissue establishments (TEs) need to implement a QMS to ensure that tissues and cells for human application comply with the applicable technical and legal...

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EDQM welcomes EU Parliament and Council’s political agreement on enhanced safety and quality for substances of human origin

EDQM 20/12/2023

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe welcomes the recent provisional agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) on the draft regulation on blood, tissues and cells. This marks a pivotal...

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EDQM launches updated version of the EuroGTP II tool to ensure good tissue and cell practices for human application

EDQM 15/11/2023 Strasbourg, France

To help ensure quality and safety in the field of substances of human origin (SoHO), the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has been entrusted with managing the EuroGTP II tool for good tissue and cell practices. Starting on 15 November 2023, this interactive...

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Corneal transplants – EDQM publishes new information booklet

EDQM 26/10/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just published an information booklet on corneal transplants. It explains what a corneal transplant is, who may be concerned and provides expert information on the different implantation procedures and techniques, along...

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Newsletter Transplant 2023 – Informing the future of transplantation

EDQM 17/10/2023 Strasbourg, France

A new edition of Newsletter Transplant has just been published, presenting data on donation and transplantation activities worldwide in 2022. This year’s report covers a record 86 countries. It is produced annually thanks to the invaluable support of the Spanish Organización Nacional de...

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European Donation Day 2023 – Your present is their future

EDQM 04/10/2023 Strasbourg, France

Organ transplantation and the human application of tissues and cells save more and more lives every year and help thousands of patients recover vital functions and lead better lives. But the number of people in need of transplantable organs, tissues and cells continues to grow at an even greater...

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2022 Highlights – EDQM annual report now available

EDQM 05/06/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published its 2022 annual report, providing a comprehensive overview of its activities and achievements, and putting select data on the present state of EDQM/Council of Europe public health initiatives at your...

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MIRCA: An EDQM tool to enhance safe use of substances of human origin

EDQM 24/03/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) recently unveiled the Microbiological Risk of Contamination Assessment tool (dubbed “MiRCA”), which aims to improve the safety and efficacy of substances of human origin (SoHO) used for therapeutic purposes. The MiRCA tool,...

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EDQM releases new edition of the Tissue and Cells Guide, providing state-of-the-art guidance for healthcare professionals

EDQM 15/12/2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just published the 5th edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of tissues and cells for human application. The updated guide provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent advances in the field, as well as...

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The Council of Europe/EDQM and the European Union conclude an agreement expanding the scope of their co-operation in the field of substances of human origin

EDQM 28/10/2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe/European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) and the European Union (EU), through the European Commission, have concluded a new contribution agreement, with equal financing, which will run until 2024. This agreement further enhances their already...

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Newsletter Transplant 2022 shows a global increase in donation and transplantation figures, lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic

EDQM 27/09/2022 Strasbourg, France

The latest edition of the Newsletter Transplant – the international reference in monitoring practice in donation and transplantation of substances of human origin – has just been published. It provides comprehensive information and data on donation and transplantation activities in 2021 from 79...

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Draft legislative proposal for a new EU Regulation on Blood, Tissues and Cells

EDQM 15/07/2022 Strasbourg, France

On 14 July 2022, the European Union (EU) Commission issued its draft legislative proposal for a new EU Regulation on Blood, Tissues and Cells (BTC), in which the EU Commission proposes to leverage on the technical standards and proven expertise of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and...

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EDQM publishes 8th edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation

EDQM 13/07/2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just published the 8th edition of the Guide to the quality and safety of organs for transplantation. The updated guide provides practical guidance to all professionals in the field, as well as technical guidance to...

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Council of Europe adopts recommendation on developing and optimising programmes for the donation of organs after the circulatory determination of death

EDQM 14/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)3 on the development and optimisation of programmes for the donation of organs after the circulatory determination of death in February 2022. Each year thousands of patients die or endure poor quality of life...

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EDQM helping increase tissue donation thanks to a better understanding of post-mortem blood testing practices

EDQM 07/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

Tissue from one deceased donor may be transplanted into as many as 100 individuals, improving their quality of life and even saving their lives (e.g. in the treatment of catastrophic burns). However, the use of tissues of human origin can result in unintentional transmission of disease. Such...

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Newsletter Transplant 2021 now available

EDQM 21/09/2021 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...

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EDQM fertility preservation guide now available

EDQM 05/07/2021 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...

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The Council of Europe appoints future EDQM Director

EDQM 28/06/2021 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. Petra Dörr comes to the EDQM with more than 25 years of...

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Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs to be convened following Switzerland’s ratification

EDQM 27/10/2020 Strasbourg, France

On 21 October 2020, Switzerland ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, also known as the Santiago de Compostela Convention. The convention will enter into force in the country as of 1 February 2021. This legal instrument identifies various activities...

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