USP and Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Focus on Global Standards for Medicines in 13th Science & Standards Symposium

The 13th Science & Standards Symposium is scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27, 2014, in Hyderabad, India.

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Focusing on global standards for biological and chemical medicines, the symposium is intended to promote a science-based dialogue among key stakeholders, with an emphasis on topics that affect pharmaceutical regulators and manufacturers in the region.

(PRWEB) January 20, 2014

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit global health organization that creates and promotes quality standards for medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements, will host in association with the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) the 13th Science & Standards Symposium, scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27, 2014, in Hyderabad, India.

Focusing on global standards for biological and chemical medicines, the symposium is intended to promote a science-based dialogue among key stakeholders, with an emphasis on topics that affect pharmaceutical regulators and manufacturers in the region.

General session topics include assessing drug product performance, international collaborative efforts and the extent of the problem with impurities and adulteration. The Biological Medicines sessions include discussion of reference standards for biosimilars and new horizons in the testing of human vaccines. Sessions in the Chemical Medicines track include updates on organic and inorganic impurities, along with recent advances in and the USP perspective on extractables and leachables.

More information regarding the agenda and registration are available at http://uspgo.to/india-s3-2014.

The IPC-USP Science & Standards Symposium will benefit a range of professionals:

  • Those working in pharmaceutical quality control, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, compendial affairs and production;
  • Laboratory managers, analysts and technicians, research associates and project leaders;
  • Those working in the biosimilars, vaccines and biotherapeutic industries;
  • Manufacturers, exporters and importers of medicines and their ingredients;
  • Policy makers, academicians and others interested in compendial affairs.

For media inquiries please email mediarelations(at)usp(dot)org.

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