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Microbiological control symposium: consensus on readiness of new methods emerges

A symposium on microbiology in the pharmaceutical sector was the opportunity for the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) to gather feedback from users of the European Pharmacopoeia on alternative testing methods for microbiological control and sterilisation processes. The event, which took place in Strasbourg on 10−11 October 2017, was attended by a wide range of experts in the pharmaceutical and microbiological fields who reviewed the latest trends and innovations in the field of microbiology, in addition to pharmacopoeial approaches and related regulatory requirements.

CBI’s 13th Biosimilars Summit 2018

CBI’s 13th Biosimilars Summit
23−24 January 2018
Alexandria, VA, USA

Medicines for Europe 11th Pharmacovigilance Conference 2018

11th Pharmacovigilance Conference 2018
24 January 2018
The Landmark London Hotel
London, UK

Medicines for Europe 17th Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Conference

17th Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Conference
25−26 January 2018
The Landmark London Hotel
London, UK

European Pharmacopoeia prepares for the future through exchange with stakeholders

To mark the publication of the 9th edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines) organized a large international conference in Tallinn, Estonia, which brought together representatives of European and international regulatory authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), pharmacopoeias from different continents as well as industry and associations from Europe and beyond. Participants came from 41 different countries, including Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan and USA.

Extrapolation key issue at European biosimilars conference

The European Generic medicines Association (EGA) held its 13th EGA-European Biosimilars Group Conference in London on 23–24 April 2015.

French generics association promotes biosimilars

French generics association GEMME held its first symposium on the challenges and opportunities associated with biosimilars in France on 3 October 2014.

Topics presented at the 16th IGPA conference on generics

Topics presented at the 16th Annual IGPA Conference, held in Brussels, Belgium, 9–11 December 2013, showed that despite differences in the pharmaceutical market in different countries most appreciate the value of generics. In most cases this is driven by cost reduction.

EGA pushes for increased focus on generics and biosimilars

EGA President Ms Gudbjorg Edda Eggertsdottir, speaking at the European Generic medicines Association’s (EGA’s) conferences in London, UK (11th EGA International Symposium on Biosimilar Medicines) and in Athens, Greece (19th EGA Annual Conference); stressed the importance of keeping generics and biosimilars manufacturers within Europe, thus ensuring that high quality manufacturing jobs and know-how remains in Europe. This would benefit society and patients and increase the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe.

Report on 25th Annual EuroMeeting, 4-6 March 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Delegates at DIA’s 25th Anniversary of the EuroMeeting, held on 4–6 March 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, were offered the mouth watering prospect of more than 100 sessions across 17 themes, addressed by 300+ Speakers from EMA, European Commission, FDA and other national regulatory agencies. Most popular sessions included Implementation of the New Pharmacovigilance Legislation, the Regulatory Town Hall Meeting and the sell-out European Landscape on HTA - the EUnetHTA Joint Action. Eighteen pre-conference tutorials were led by an expert faculty and 120 students, young professional and patients all attended sessions created especially for them.

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