20th edition of the EDQM Blood Guide now available

EDQM 26/05/2020 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...

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Ph. Eur. Training Webinar Sessions: Live, Interactive & Online

EDQM 20/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM is organising four free webinar training sessions on the European Pharmacopoeia and related activities of the EDQM. These webinars will cover many important aspects of the work and procedures of the European Pharmacopoeia (e.g. impurity controls or new and revised chapters), the...

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European Pharmacopoeia welcomes Mexico as observer state

EDQM 18/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Pharmacopoeia Commission granted observer status to Mexico during its 166th session (March 2020). This decision demonstrates the dynamism of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), which now has 30 observers from around the world in addition to the 39 European countries and the...

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Updated technical guide for elaborating and using monographs on vaccines and IVMPs now available

EDQM 14/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

The new edition of the Technical guide for the elaboration and use of monographs for immunological veterinary medicinal products (2020) was approved by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission at its 166th session. Fully updated to take into account the latest revisions of European Pharmacopoeia...

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Subscriptions now open for the European Pharmacopoeia 10th Edition, Supplements 10.3-10.5

EDQM 12/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

The 2021 subscriptions to the European Pharmacopoeia Supplements 10.3-10.5 are now available on the EDQM WebStore. Two subscription formats are available: Electronic version (access until 31 December 2021 - bilingual English and French) Subscribers can choose between two options: individual...

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European Pharmacopoeia: Adoption of a new general chapter on Multivariate Statistical Process Control

EDQM 11/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

At its 166th session (March 2020), the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission adopted a new chapter on Multivariate Statistical Process Control (5.28). The Ph. Eur. is the first pharmacopoeia to tackle this topic. The Commission also adopted a revised version of chapter 5.25 on Process...

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9 new reference standards and 18 replacement batches released in April 2020

EDQM 06/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

New Ph. Eur reference standards Replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards Removal Future removal Change of sales units Change of price Change of EDQM storage/shipping conditions Removal of unit quantity in RS leaflets Change in the policy for withdrawing reference standards from sale...

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Outcome of the 166th session European Pharmacopoeia Commission

EDQM 06/05/2020 Strasbourg, France

By mid-March this year, announcements regarding the postponement or cancellation of meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic had been made and an almost global lockdown was underway. In this unprecedented context, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission and its 60 groups of experts and...

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EDQM webinar: tissue donation from deceased donors during the COVID-19 pandemic

EDQM 30/04/2020 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...

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Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group videoconference meeting - March 2020

EDQM 28/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) held its interim videoconference on Thursday 12 March 2020. The PDG – which brings together the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), with WHO (International Pharmacopoeia) as...

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Sign up today! Free EDQM training resources online

EDQM 24/04/2020

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...

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FREE Webinar Tissue donation from deceased donors during the COVID-19 pandemic 28 April 2020

EDQM 20/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

Webinar : Tissue donation from deceased donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, 28 April 2020, 3 pm – 5.30 pm (CEST) 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...

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COVID-19 update: Ph. Eur. and British Pharmacopoeia working together to offer free access to supportive pharmacopoeial texts

EDQM 20/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Pharmacopoeia and the British Pharmacopoeia have worked together to make supportive pharmacopoeial texts (monographs, general chapters, appendices and supplementary chapters) available for a limited period of time at no cost to users. This is to support those developing,...

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Correction of the French version of the Kanamycin monosulfate (0032) monograph

EDQM 17/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM would like to inform users of the European Pharmacopoeia of the forthcoming correction of the limit for sulfated ash in the French version of the Kanamycin monosulfate (0032) monograph. The limit which is given as 1.5% in the French version will be corrected to 0.5% as it appears in the...

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Oxygen 98%: Ph. Eur. requests feedback on new oxygen quality to boost availability

EDQM 16/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) currently includes two monographs on oxygen: Oxygen (0417) and Oxygen (93 per cent) (2455). Oxygen (0417) was drafted over 50 years ago and covers oxygen produced by cryogenic distillation, with an O2 content specification of minimum 99.5%. Oxygen (93 per...

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New and improved WebStore for EDQM Reference Standards

EDQM 15/04/2020

The EDQM is launching a new and improved WebStore for Reference Standards on 15 April 2020, following up on its most recent user satisfaction survey.   EDQM WEBSTORE - REFERENCE STANDARDS   Ordering reference standards from the EDQM is now faster and easier than before. Select items directly from...

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Pharmeuropa 32.2 just released

EDQM 15/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

All new texts and texts that have undergone technical revisions are published in Pharmeuropa for public consultation. The deadline for comments on Pharmeuropa 32.2 is 30 June 2020. Users and interested parties are welcome to comment on these drafts. It should be noted that: although draft...

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Prioritisation of activities related to CEPs during COVID-19 contingency measures period

EDQM 14/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

In the context of having switched to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDQM has prioritised certain activities linked with CEPs over others and it is important to share this with our stakeholders. Priority is being given to activities related to assessment of all kinds of CEP...

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Pharmeuropa Volume 32 No. 2, April 2020

EDQM 07/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

Users of CEPs are invited to provide comments on draft monographs published in Pharmeuropa 32.2 before 30 June 2020. More information in document PA/PH/CEP (20) 17.

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Ph. Eur. launches a public consultation on a new general chapter for the analysis of N-nitrosamines

EDQM 07/04/2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) is seeking feedback on its new general chapter on the analysis of N-nitrosamine impurities in active substances (2.4.36). In line with the Decision of the European Commission on 2 April 2019 (Annex I to the European Commission Decision C(2019) 2698 final) and...

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