IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight June 2018 - 19-06-18

 

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EuPFI seeks excipient sponsors for STEP database

The European Paediatric Formulation Initiative (EuPFI) has launched a drive to accelerate the creation of its STEP database, a resource that is used to improve knowledge about excipient safety in children.

STEP (Safety & Toxicity of Excipients for Paediatrics) was set up in 2014 and the number of substances in the database has been growing steadily, but EuPFI wants to speed up the process – and is seeking organisations who are prepared to contribute by sponsoring the inclusion of new excipients.

“Funding and sponsorship can help to deliver information on the safety and toxicity of excipients to facilitate paediatric drug development, by financing excipients that could not otherwise have been undertaken under the STEP database project,” says the group. The scheme will allow end-users to include the excipients of their choice into the database on a priority basis.

“Sponsor an excipient means additional resources to fund services that can help us in our daily tasks of collecting and curating information,” according to EuPFI. Sponsors will support the scientific community to facilitate the development of safe drugs for children and will also be listed with their logo on the EuPFI STEP database page.

Anyone interested in getting an excipient sponsored should contact admin@eupfi.org with a proposed excipient and deadline, and EuPFI estimates the sponsorship costs will be on a sliding scale from around £1,000 to £5,000 – dependent on the number of references per excipient.

 

 

 

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