UK – Biological medicine quality to receive major boost

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have released a Strategy for Pharmacopoeial Public Quality Standards for Biological Medicines update.

Medicine quality is receiving a major boost with the implementation of activities surrounding the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s Strategy for Pharmacopoeial Public Quality Standards for Biological Medicines.

In October 2017, the Agency adopted the strategy in response to extensive feedback received through a public consultation, which was opened in January of the same year.

The quality of biological medicines is an increasingly important part of healthcare worldwide and is critical to delivering effective public health. These standards, regulated by the Agency, help make sure biological medicines are of acceptable quality for use by patients.

Released today, the Public update: 2019 looks at:

  • The importance of quality, innovation and life sciences and the foundational position of standards in supporting innovation;
  • The progress made implementing the strategy in terms of standards development, innovative product development, customer and stakeholder engagements; and
  • The next 12 months with a continued focus on standards development, engaging customers and stakeholders and collaboration with international peers…