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2014-03-05 23:03:22

The latest specifications for the identity and purity of about 1,200 food ingredients, including test methods and key guidance on critical issues, are included in the new Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), Ninth Edition. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The latest specifications for the identity and purity of about 1,200 food ingredients, including test methods and key guidance on critical issues, are included in the new Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), Ninth Edition. Published by the U.S....

2014-02-25 23:21:28

Mono-Coat® 1973W is certified as compliant with U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI panel of biocompatibility tests. Howell, Mich. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development and production of mold release agents and casting lubricants, has received a “Certificate of Compliance” to the USP Class VI panel of tests by NAMSA for its Mono-Coat® 1973W. NAMSA, an independent testing laboratory, certified the release agent for use in the molding of...

2014-01-20 23:01:37

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

2014-01-11 23:00:36

Today marked the official inauguration of its expanded state-of-the-art laboratory and administrative facility in Shanghai, China. Shanghai (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit global health organization that creates and promotes quality standards for medicines, herbal medicines/dietary supplements and food ingredients, today marked the official inauguration of its expanded state-of-the-art laboratory and administrative facility in Shanghai, China....

2014-01-08 23:20:42

Piervincenzi to Assume Leadership as of February 1, 2014 Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The Board of Trustees of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) today announced that Ron Piervincenzi will become the Chief Executive Officer of USP and chair of USP’s standards-setting body, the Council of Experts. Piervincenzi will assume these responsibilities February 1, 2014. “I am excited and honored to lead USP’s mission to improve global health,” said Piervincenzi....

2014-01-08 08:29:19

Piervincenzi to Assume Leadership as of February 1, 2014 ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) today announced that Ron Piervincenzi will become the Chief Executive Officer of USP and chair of USP's standards-setting body, the Council of Experts. Piervincenzi will assume these responsibilities February 1, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/DC42659) "I am excited and...

2014-01-07 23:20:50

New Probiotic monograph and a standard to authenticate skim milk powder lead proposals for the Food Chemicals Codex, First Supplement to the Ninth Edition. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is proposing new monographs and introducing a new standard for authentication of skim milk powder to be included in its Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), First Supplement to the Ninth Edition. Manufacturers and other parties are encouraged to comment on proposed...

2013-12-20 23:20:18

The extension will enable the program to receive up to an additional US$ 75 million in funds for technical assistance to strengthen country medicines regulatory systems and help ensure the quality and safety of medicines that are essential to USAID’s priority health programs. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to report that USAID has extended the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program through September 2019. USP has been...

2013-12-03 23:02:15

PharmaCheck, a new inexpensive and portable tool with the potential to revolutionize detection of poor-quality medicines around the world, has been selected by Scientific American as one of the science magazine’s “World Changing Ideas of 2013 — Ten ways science may jazz up our gadgets, help to solve our most intractable problems and save lives.” PharmaCheck is featured in Scientific American’s December issue. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 PharmaCheck, a new...

2013-11-26 23:01:56

USP is joining other global health organizations in a campaign to raise awareness and mobilize strategic partners to address this growing problem. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Counterfeit and substandard medicines are a global health crisis, spread across an international marketplace for pharmaceuticals and their ingredients, which demands a cooperative solution. In a concerted effort to help protect people from fake medicines, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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