Sunday, 23 February 2014

British Pharmacopoeia @150

Recently the British Pharmacopoeia celebrated 150 years of publication.

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is an annual published collection of quality standards for UK medicinal substances. It is used by individuals and organizations involved in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacture and testing. The current structure of the pharmacopoeia is:

Volumes I and II

Medicinal Substances

Volume III

Formulated Preparations
Blood related Preparations
Immunological Products
Radiopharmaceutical Preparations
Surgical Materials
Homeopathic Preparations

Volume IV

Appendices
Infrared Reference Spectra
Index

Volume V

British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary)

Volume VI

British Pharmacopoeia
British Pharmacopoeia (Veterinary)
British Approved Names

To celebrate this landmark anniversary the Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is hosting a special event “The Quality of Medicines – Future Evolution” on 9 April 2014 which brings together international regulators, pharmacopoeial authorities and the pharmaceutical industry, providing a unique opportunity to collaborate.

Topics on the agenda include:
  • data integrity considerations in Good Manufacturing Practice Quality Control (GMP QC) laboratories.
  • harmonisation and the latest technological developments in biological, biosimilar medicines and innovations such as quality by design.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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