The Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (jointly referred to as PIC/S) are two international instruments between countries and pharmaceutical inspection authorities, which provide together an active and constructive co-operation in the field of GMP.
PIC/S' mission is "to lead the international development, implementation and maintenance of harmonised Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and quality systems of inspectorates in the field of medicinal products."
This is to be achieved by developing and promoting harmonised GMP standards and guidance documents; training competent authorities, in particular inspectors; assessing (and reassessing) inspectorates; and facilitating the co-operation and networking for competent authorities and international organisations.
There are currently 43 Participating Authorities in PIC/S (Convention and Scheme taken together).
The current web site provides an overview on PIC/S' history, its role, Members, publications and activities. For any enquiries, please contact the PIC/S Secretariat!
Introduction en français
Introducción en español
PIC/S Committee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 - 30 May 2013
Mexico applies for PIC/S pre-accession membership
Turkey applies for PIC/S membership
Article by IndustriePharma mentioning PIC/S
PIC/S events in Kiev, Ukraine, 30 September - 5 October 2012
PIC/S events in Geneva, Switzerland, 7-11 May 2012