Latest United States Pharmacopeia Stories

2012-08-02 23:02:49

Protection of Global Heparin Supply Focus of International Meeting Rockville, Md (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 As part of its role in ongoing efforts to better safeguard the global supply of medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will co-host the “Fifth Workshop on the Characterization of Heparin Products” at its U.S. headquarters in Rockville, Md., August 14-15, 2012. Since 2008, USP´s workshop on heparin products has provided a forum for manufacturers, regulators...

2012-07-26 23:02:49

New Technology Represents Next-Generation Tool for Detecting Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 A new platform for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines using microfluidics has been recognized with a grant from Saving Lives at Birth´s “Grand Challenge through Development.” Dubbed PharmaCheck, the technology is a portable, field-based tool for assessing the quality of medicines in developing countries with increased accuracy,...

2012-07-26 23:02:31

USP Board Member Receives President´s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Robert Buchanan, Ph.D., United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Board of Trustees At Large member, was honored with the International Association for Food Protection´s (IAFP) President´s Lifetime Achievement award. According to IAFP, the award is given to “an individual who has made a lasting impact on Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® through a lifetime of...

2012-07-14 23:03:02

USAID-USP Program Aids in Training Personnel, Making Laboratory Operational. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 In an important step towards further protecting its national supply of good quality medicines, the nation of Mozambique recently has established the Laboratório Nacional de Controle de Qualidade dos Medicamentos (LNCQM), which is responsible for testing the quality of pharmaceutical products and plays an important role in the battle against the proliferation of substandard...

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