Biologicals

WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization

Mission

The WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization is commissioned by WHO to establish detailed recommendations and guidelines for the manufacturing, licensing, and control of blood products, cell regulators, vaccines and related in vitro diagnostic tests. Members of the Expert Committee are scientists from national control agencies, academia, research institutes, public health bodies and the pharmaceutical industry acting as individual experts and not as representatives of their respective organizations or employers. The decisions and recommendations of the Committee are based entirely on scientific principles and considerations of public health.

The Expert Committee on Biological Standardization meets on an annual basis since 1947 and is reponsible for the establishment of the WHO International Biological Reference Preparations and for the adoption of the WHO Recommendations and Guidelines. The Expert Committee directly reports to the Executive Board, which is the executive arm of the World Health Assembly.

Technical report series

Provide updated information on the establishment, discontinuation and replacement of the WHO International Biological Reference Preparations as well on the adoption of Guidelines and Recommendations.


ECBS 2011

BS Working Documents

Guidelines


ECBS 2010

Outcomes of the 2010 World Health Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization


ECBS 2009

Outcomes of the 2009 World Health Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization


ECBS 2008

Outcomes of the 2008 World Health Organization Expert Committee on Biological Standardization

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHO Drafting Group Meeting on the Revision of TRS 962, Annex 1

(Guidelines to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of recombinant human papillomavirus virus-like particle vaccines) 29-30 April 2014, WHO/HQ, Geneva

Implementation Workshop on Evaluation of Biotherapeutic Products and Evaluation of Similar Biotherapeutic products with emphasis on Monoclonal Antibody Products

13-16 May 2014, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

CONTACTS

Quality, Safety and Standards (QSS)
Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Fax No. +41 22 7914971