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PIC/S meeting - February 2017

From 8 to 10 February 2017, the PIC/S Committee and PIC/S Executive Bureau meetings took place in Geneva, Switzerland

The press release for the meetings has been recently published.

The highlights of the meeting were:

  • New PIC/S strategic plan (road map) for 2017-2019
  • Strong stance taken by PIC/S on European Commission’s proposed stand-alone advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) GMP guidelines, which will not only lower GMP standards for ATMP at the risk of patients but lead to international dis-harmonisation
  • New PIC/S application lodged in August 2016 by Italy (vet) / DGSAF
  • Armenia / SCDMTE and Saudi Arabia / SFDA to apply to PIC/S
  • Latest PIC/S developments in the field of GM(D)P harmonisation, in particular data integrity, revision of annex 1, controlling cross-contamination in shared facilities, classification of deficiencies, GDP, …
  • New stage of development planned for PIC/S Inspectorates’ Academy (PIA): webinars to be prioritised
  • New PIC/S working groups established on unique facility identifiers (UFI) and on managing travel safety of inspectors


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