The catalogue lists all the reference standards officially valid for the uses prescribed in the European Pharmacopoeia monographs. It is updated daily.

Download the PDF format of our catalogue here. To access the most updated information about our reference standards we advise to use the online database.


Online database

This database is updated daily and gives access to all our reference standards as well as to:

  • a list of newly adopted standards and batches and their released dates (click on "New" to consult this list);
  • Batch Validity Statement (BVS)* for each reference standard;
  • Safety Data Sheets;*
  • Leaflets.*

* These documents can be downloaded.

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Important information

In order to ensure that reference to the EDQM Reference Standards is correctly reported, the EDQM would like to remind users that they have an obligation to ensure that any reference made to an EDQM Reference Standard in any publication, presentation or public document (ex. scientific articles, data sheets for kits) bears the exact name, and catalogue code of the Reference Standard and the exact name and address of EDQM as given by the EDQM on the label or in the official leaflet.

How to order or request a quotation

Orders or quotation requests can be submitted to the EDQM:

  • using the WebStore.
  • by e-mail to Please ensure that your order is on your company letterhead and states both the catalogue code and substance name, and is attached to your e-mail.

Please submit each order or request only once, either via the WebStore or by e-mail.

Before ordering, we advise you to check the availability of the reference standards in our online database and to read our Terms and Conditions.

For more detailed instructions, please read "Order and dispatch of EDQM products".