The International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS), located in Geneva, Switzerland, is a non-profit association recognized as an NGO by WHO. The mission of IABS is to contribute to the scientific and medical advancement of biologicals by facilitating the communication among those who develop, produce and regulate biological products for human and animal health.
WHO Risk Assessment - 2nd Public Consultation
We would like to invite you to review the draft “WHO Scientific principles to consider: Regulatory risk evaluation on finding an adventitious agent in a marketed vaccine” which has been posted on WHO biological website since 7th October 2013. The draft was updated on the basis of the outcomes of the informal consultation in Beijing (May 2013) and published on the web site for another round of public consultation. We received several comments by 30th November 2013 but we would like to see a broader feedback before proceeding with further revision.
Please use the comment form which is available at the following link: http://who.int/biologicals/en/.
All comments received by 17th January 2014 will be considered in the preparation of the updated draft..
We would be grateful if you could provide feedback in your capacity of the member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Biological Standardization and other relevant Panels. Also, please share this information with your colleagues who may be interested for the topic mentioned above.
If you already provided comments, please ignore this call for additional feedback.
With many thanks and best regards,
Dr Ivana Knezevic
Scientist, Technologies, Standards and Norms Team
Group Leader, Norms and Standards for Biologicals
Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP)
Health Systems and Innovation (HIS) Cluster
Phone: +41 22 791 3136
Fax: +41 22 791 4971
Biological standardisation website: www.who.int/biologicals
Immunization website: www.who.int/immunization
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