Navigation Links
Scientific exchange program promotes collaborative quality standards for drugs, food ingredients

Rockville, Md., April 5, 2010 To promote international scientific exchange and ultimately foster global harmonization of standards for medicines and food ingredients, scientists from around the world will join the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) at its headquarters on a rolling basis throughout 2010. USP welcomed the first of these scientists, Dr. Minghao Zhou from China's Zhejiang Provincial Institute for Food & Drug Control, Department of Chemical Drugs, last week.

Under the Visiting Scientist Program, USP will host scientists from pharmacopoeial or official medicines control laboratories for three to six months. The initial group is expected to include scientists from Brazil, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Each scientist will work on a specific project in standards development, testing or analysis of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, excipients and/or food ingredients.

The program is one outcome of a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) that USP signed with standards-setting groups, government agencies and industry organizations in 2008 and 2009. Many of these MOUs cited scientific staff exchange as a meaningful method of collaboration. In most cases, the visiting scientists will be working on an assignment relevant to their organization's individual MOU with USP, e.g., development of standards for Traditional Chinese Medicines or translation of the USPNF. Scientists will work in USP departments and laboratories, including the Analytical Research & Development Laboratory, Biologics & Biotechnology Laboratory, and Dosage Form Performance Laboratory.

"As the trend of a global food and drug supply continues to advance rapidly, international cooperation is increasingly becoming an essential element of the work of pharmacopoeias and regulatory agencies," said Roger L. Williams, M.D., chief executive officer of USP. "Our collaborative activities are proceeding on a number of fronts, including pilot programs for harmonizing standards, opening international offices and joint scientific meetings, among many others. The ultimate goal is to provide the best quality medicines and foods for patients and consumers within each nation and worldwide. Staff exchange such as the Visiting Scientist Program is a key approach, and USP is pleased to host these scientists."


Contact: Francine Pierson
US Pharmacopeia

Related medicine news :

1. Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physicians present findings at ACC scientific meeting
2. Star Scientific Files Annual Financial Report With SEC, Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid-Price Requirement
3. Fifty years of the light fantastic: Laser advances spark scientific progress
4. 100 Day Countdown to the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2010
5. Scientific community to set research agenda for infection prevention and control for next decade
6. FDA Appoints Highly Qualified Scientific Experts to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
7. Neutrons poised to play big role in future scientific advances
8. New Scientific Studies Show Further Evidence of Avandia Dangers
9. Genetix Pharmaceuticals' Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Product Recognized As One of Science Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009
10. The Institut Curie and Ipsogen Sign a Scientific Collaboration Agreement Relating to the Genomic Grade, a Molecular Diagnostic Tool for Breast Cancer
11. American Scientific Resources 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Adjourned
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The successful filing of ... company. Because it is so important to this key industry segment, Regis Technologies has ... IND Filing” on December 4th at 11am EST. , Federal law does not allow ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Healthjump, Inc. announced that it ... IT consulting, development and support company. The purchase will expand the capability to ... to extend the services currently provided by Healthjump. , Through this ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Puerto Rico (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... active part of the San Juan Beauty Show held on November 8th and 9th ... was attended by media personalities, hair artists, renowned beauticians and top of the line ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... healthcare professionals worldwide today released the results of a survey of educational needs ... and Africa found a growing global demand for high quality online and face-to-face ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... MN (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... of a new product dealer. Joining more than 30 HealthPostures’ dealers located throughout ... foot space and increase the number of corporate, industrial, manufacturing and government workers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Fla. , Nov. 30, 2015   The ... (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a ... start-up company with technology developed at Florida State University. ... research, and bridges early funding gaps for companies spinning ... research institutions. --> ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... India , November 30, 2015 ... --> adds ... trends for 2010 - 2015 with ... for a range of deal types, ... and strategic alliances. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... PUNE, India , November 30, 2015 ... new market research report "Dental Lasers Market by Product (Soft ... Treatment, Periodontitis), End User (Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography - Global ... USD 224.7 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.2% ... , Browse 140 market data Tables and 62 Figures spread ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: