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.


ESSENTIAL MEDICINES AND HEALTH PRODUCTS



NEW PUBLICATIONS

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • WHO Informal Consultation on development of guidelines on procedures and data requirements for changes to approved biotherapeutic products including biosimilars, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 27-28 April 2017
  • Working Group meeting on revision of WHO TRS 941, Annex 5: WHO biosafety risk assessment and Guidelines for the production and quality control of human influenza pandemic vaccines, Geneva, Switzerland, 9-10 May 2017
  • Working group meeting on Hepatitis E Vaccine, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-12 May 2017

Contacts


Technologies Standards and Norms (TSN)
Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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