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:11/27/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... the conversation at the recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved ... can help protect a patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought there ... home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. provides ... so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only ... age of 30 (see Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under ... simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a ... will bridge the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class Asterisk ... Term Support) into its Q-Suite 5.10 product line. , Making the change to ... of Asterisk that will receive not only security fixes, but feature and bug ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett Company, ... it has completed the acquisition of Kremers Urban ... subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. (Euronext: ... Lannett has acquired KU from UCB for ... certain adjustments, including a customary working capital adjustment, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: ... Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: Supplier ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... UTRECHT , Países Bajos, November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer ... combina la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin ... Un nuevo enfoque combina la inmunoterapia con la ...   Clinical Cancer Research . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: