The Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (jointly referred to as PIC/S) are two international instruments between countries and pharmaceutical inspection authorities, which provide together an active and constructive co-operation in the field of GMP.
PIC/S' mission is "to lead the international development, implementation and maintenance of harmonised Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and quality systems of inspectorates in the field of medicinal products."
This is to be achieved by developing and promoting harmonised GMP standards and guidance documents; training competent authorities, in particular inspectors; assessing (and reassessing) inspectorates; and facilitating the co-operation and networking for competent authorities and international organisations.
There are currently 48 Participating Authorities in PIC/S (Convention and Scheme taken together).
The current web site provides an overview on PIC/S' history, its role, Members, publications and activities. For any enquiries, please contact the PIC/S Secretariat!
PIC/S has undergone a major reorganisation since 2014, the new PIC/S organisational chart and composition of its Executive Bureau are available for download here
2016 PIC/S Seminar, Manchester (6-8 July 2016
PIC/S - PDA API (Q7) Training in Puerto Rico (US) 8-9 August 2016
Hong Kong SAR / PPBHK and Croatia / HALMED accede to PIC/S
PIC/S events in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, 5-9 October 2015
Revision of PIC/S GMP Guide
ICH Q7 Q&A on GMP for API
PIC/S events in Geneva, Switzerland, 11-13 May 2015
Mexico applies for PIC/S membership
Croatia applies for PIC/S membership