Hyderabad to host workshop on medicines quality

Published on May 21, 2015 00:40:32 AM

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is bringing together national medicines control laboratory officials for a workshop on May 26-28, 2015 in Hyderabad to discuss on improving aspects of medicines quality in the Asia-Pacific region.

At the workshop, members of the USP Global Health Impact Program’s Network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (NOMCoL) Asia-Pacific chapter will learn new and practical analytical techniques, share best practices and discuss ways to sustainably strengthen the capacity of official medicines control laboratories in the region.

PV Appaji, director general of Pharmaceutical Export Promotions Council, PBN Prasad, deputy drug controller general of India at Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation and OS Sadhwani, joint commissioner of Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are some of the speakers who would take part in the workshop.

This is a platform for NOMCoL Asia-Pacific member countries to resolve shared challenges, report on national advances, and exchange best practices for establishing and maintaining international accreditation. It will focus on novel strategies and tools for increased data transparency and information sharing.