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Welcome to PIC/S website

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 48 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!

PIC/S has undergone a major reorganisation since 2014, the new PIC/S organisational chart and composition of its Executive Bureau are available for download here

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PIC/S annual training seminar 2015 on "Biopharmaceutical (Biotechnology and Biologicals): How to inspect?"

7-9 October 2015 – Nusa Dua, Indonesia

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PIC/S annual training seminar 2014 on "Dedicated Facilities: Yes or No?"

22-24 October 2014 - Paris, France

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PIC/S 40th Anniversary and related events
30 - 31 May and 1 June 2011 - Geneva, Switzerland
View the 40 years section


PIC/S Secretariat 14, rue du Roveray CH - 1207 Geneva Switzerland
Tel.: (+41) 22 738 92 16 - Fax: (+41) 22 738 92 17 - E-mail

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