Word of the Chair
Dear IPEC Europe Members,
Our IPEC Europe 20th Anniversary was celebrated in Barcelona in late January with a well-attended seminar on excipients and a gala dinner with an award ceremony honoring key contributors to IPEC Europe over the last 20 years. You will find more detailed reporting on these events in this issue of Excipients Insight.
The year is passing by quickly and lots of interesting topics related to excipients have popped up in the previous months. Find some hot topics you should be aware of on the following pages.
Together with our editor Phil Taylor we have tried to put together information for you which is related to pharmaceutical excipients and their supply chain. This February/March issue of Excipients Insight highlights some emerging topics from the regulatory area, e.g. EMA work program of 2012 and their activities relating to labeling of excipients as well as the electronic submission guidance. You will also find information about the MHRA survey related to the falsified medicines directive and the EDQM's focus on biologicals.
Of course, there are also a couple of IPEC projects highlighted such as EXCiPACT, the excipients risk assessment project and some important events like the 2nd European Conference on Pharmaceutical Excipients, organised by IPEC Europe together with the APV in Berlin on November 26th and 27th, 2012. Please have a look at our draft programme and pencil the dates in your calendar.
Thanks for continuing to support IPEC Europe and kind regards,
(Chair to the IPEC Europe Board)