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Hans Smallenbroek, founding father of PIC/S, passes away

Geneva (21 March 2014): Hans Smallenbroek, one of the founding fathers of the PIC Scheme (PIC/S), died on 19 March 2014 - only three days before his 63th birthday.  The sad and tragic news are a great shock for the PIC/S family, of which Hans was one of the leading figures.

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PIC/S - PDA API (Q7) Training in Europe (Brussels) 18-19 September 2014

Geneva, 26 February 2014: Registrations for the PIC/S - PDA API (Q7) Training Course in Europe (Belgium) which will take place on 18-19 September 2014 in Brussels will shortly be open. For more information and registration, please click here



Revised PIC/S GMP Guide

Geneva, 31 January 2014: the PIC/S Committee has adopted by written procedure the revision of the PIC/S GMP Guide (PE 009-11). The revised GMP Guide will enter into force on 1 March 2014.

The following parts have been amended:

- Part II of GMP Guide (Q7A): Introduction of risk management principles

- Annexes:

* Revised Annex 2 (biological medicinal products for human use)

* Revised Annex 14 (products derived from human blood or human plasma)

The documents can be downloaded from the link below:

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Revised PIC/S Guide to Good Practices for the Preparation of Medicinal Products in Healthcare Establishments

Geneva, 31 January 2014: the PIC/S Committee has adopted by written procedure the revision of the PIC/S Guide to Good Practices for the Preparation of Medicinal Products in Healthcare Establishments (PE 010-4), which includes a new Annex 3 on radiopharmaceuticals. This revised document will enter into force on 1 March 2014.

The document can be downloaded from the link below:

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PIC/S Expert Circle meeting and Advanced Training on API in Italy 19-21 May 2014 Registrations are open

Geneva, 31 January 2014: Registrations for the PIC/S 6th Expert Circle meeting on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) meeting and Advanced Training Course on API which will take place in Rome (Italy) on 19-21 May 2014 are open. This meeting and training course is for inspectors only - it is not open to industry. For more information and registration, please click here



Chile applies for PIC/S pre-accession membership

Geneva, 27 January 2014: On 30 December 2013, the Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile (Public Health Institute of Chile), applied for PIC/S pre-accession membership.



Kazakhstan applies for PIC/S pre-accession membership

Geneva, 7 November 2013: On 1 November 2013 Kazakhstan's Committee for the Control of Medical and Pharmaceutical Activities (CCMPA), Ministry of Health, applied for PIC/S pre-accession membership.



PIC/S events in Ottawa, Canada, 7-11 October 2013

Geneva, 5 November 2013: the PIC/S Committee met on 7-8 October 2013 in Ottawa (Canada). The meeting was followed by the PIC/S annual training Seminar on 9-11 October 2013. The topic of the seminar was "Global Supply Chains and GMP Compliance".

The press release regarding these events can be downloaded from the link below:

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Golden Anniversary of GMP

Geneva, 17 September 2013: PIC/S is proud to celebrate this year the 50th anniversary of GMP. In 1963, the very first GMP regulations were issued by US FDA. PIC/S will be marking this important milestone during its upcoming annual Seminar in Ottawa (Canada) from 9-11 October 2013.



Hong Kong SAR applies for PIC/S membership

Geneva, 10 September 2013: On 30 August 2013 Hong Kong SAR's Pharmacy and Poison Board applied for PIC/S membership. The Rapporteurs for this accession will be appointed at the next PIC/S Committee Meeting on 7-8 October 2013 in Ottawa (Canada). 



2013 PIC/S Seminar, Canada (9-11 October) Registrations open

Registrations for the 2013 PIC/S Seminar on "Global Supply Chains and GMP Compliance" (Ottawa, 9-11 October 2013) are now open on the seminar website: www.pics2013.org



PIC/S Committee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 - 30 May 2013

Geneva, 19 June 2013: the PIC/S Committee met on 28-29 May 2013 in Geneva (Switzerland).

The press release regarding this meeting and related meetings can be downloaded from the link below:

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Mexico applies for PIC/S pre-accession membership

Geneva, 14 May 2013: On 7 May 2013 Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks – Ministry of Health (COFEPRIS) applied for PIC/S pre-accession membership. The Rapporteurs for this pre-accession will be appointed at the next PIC/S Committee Meeting on 28-29 May 2013 in Geneva. 



Turkey applies for PIC/S membership

Geneva, 14 May 2013: On 3 May 2013 Turkey's Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) applied for PIC/S membership.The Rapporteurs will be appointed at the next PIC/S Committee Meeting on 28-29 May 2013 in Geneva.



PIC/S events in Geneva, Switzerland, 7-11 May 2012

Geneva, 22 May 2012: the PIC/S Committee met on 7-8 May 2012 in Geneva (Switzerland).

The meeting was followed by the PIC/S-PDA Europe Workshop on "GMP Inspection Practices and Trends".

The press release regarding these events can be downloaded from the link below:

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