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 2014

BS Working Documents


Guidelines

IMPORTANT: PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS - ECBS 2014

CLOSING DATE: 22 SEPTEMBER 2014

CLOSING DATE: 4 October 2014

New Publications

Upcoming events

Expert Committee on Biological Standardization

13-17 October 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

WHO Informal consultation on Recommendations to assure the quality, safety and efficacy of recombinant human papillomavirus virus-like particle (HPV-VLP) vaccines

11-12 November 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Contacts

Quality, Safety and Standards (QSS)
Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Fax No. +41 22 7914971