Maintaining the Quality of Vaccines Through the Use of References Standards

DATE:June 21-22, 2023
LOCATION:Ottawa, Canada
LOCATION: Ottawa, Canada

I have been retained by The International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS), an independent, non-profit scientific alliance, with headquarters in Geneva
Switzerland, to serve as the official rapporteur for this conference. I will be responsible for publishing the meeting report in their journal Biologicals.

The main objective for the conference is to discuss both technical and regulatory considerations specific to the use of reference standards in the quality control of human and veterinary vaccines. Given the different approaches currently in practice, the aim is to agree with a set of principles that can be used to ensure consistency of vaccine products against the specifications approved in their Marketing Authorization. The report will be published in fall 2023.