Advancing Quality Medicines The Focus Of Joint Meeting Of Chinese And U.s. Standards Groups

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Advancing Quality Medicines the Focus of Joint Meeting of Chinese and U.S. Standards Groups

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Protecting Public Health a Shared International Goal

    Supporting greater access to quality medicines for people around the world, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia

Commission (ChP) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will host the 4th ChP-USP Joint

Science & Standards Symposium in Hangzhou, China, on October 21-22. At least six hundred people from

Chinese provincial food and drug administration agencies, drug control laboratories, and manufacturers are

expected to attend.  Topics to be addressed at the Symposium include: the framework for USP-ChP cooperation;

the regulation and registration of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) and biologics in China; safety evaluation

and quality control of TCMs; and documentary standards approaches for biologics and the current status of follow-

on biologics. 

    According to Roger L. Williams, M.D., USP's chief executive officer, "As USP and ChP continue to work together

in the interest of global public health, an ongoing exchange on scientific and regulatory progress affecting quality

standards for pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and related ingredients must be central to our efforts." 

    ChP and USP have actively engaged in joint efforts in recent years. A series of memoranda of understanding

(MOUs) identified scientific exchange as a key component of furthering working relationships between the two

groups, and this joint USP-ChP meeting is one. The Symposium presents a broad range of scientific perspectives

on quality standards. In addition to USP and ChP representatives, presenters will include participants from the

British Pharmacopoeia Commission, the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia Committee, the National Regulatory Authority of

Cuba, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare, the European Pharmacopoeia

Commission, the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Indonesia),

and the Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation-



    For more information, please contact

    USP-Advancing Public Health Since 1820 

    The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific, nonprofit, standards-setting organization that

advances public health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and

benefit of medicines and foods. USP's standards are recognized and used worldwide.  For more information about


    Theresa Laranang-Mutlu


SOURCE: U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

    CONTACT: Theresa Laranang-Mutlu of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, +1-301-816-8167,

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