Monday, 18 February 2013

NIBSC becomes part of the MHRA

On 1 April 2013 the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), currently a centre of the Health Protection Agency (HPA), will join the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The two organisations already work closely together and have common interests in managing risks associated with biological medicines, facilitating development of new ones safely and effectively, and maintaining UK expertise in this area.

All other divisions of the Health Protection Agency will transfer to a new body, Public Health England (PHE), on 1 April 2013.

NIBSC and its staff will continue to operate as normal from the present site at South Mimms in Hertfordshire, and NIBSC will continue to use business systems currently hosted by the HPA, though they will now be owned and operated by PHE.

For further details, see MHRA.

Posted by Tim Sandle