Report of second regional national control laboratory network meeting
Other TitlesBarog, Dist. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, 14-16 November 2005
AbstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) provides international reference standards (IRS) for vaccines and other biologicals; IRS are not always available in sufficient quantities. The first regional National Control Laboratories (NCL), meeting of three vaccine-producing Member countries (India, Indonesia and Thailand) in the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region was held in 2004 to establish an NCL network to develop regional working reference standards (RWRS) for vaccines. The meeting agreed that the candidate reference vaccine for the JE (RWRS) should be freeze-dried inactivated mouse brain vaccine using the Beijing virus strain. The Department of Biological Products (DBP), Thailand will lead the JE RWRS project with five laboratories participating in the collaborative study: NIID, Japan, Central Drug Laboratory (CDL) Kasauli, India and three laboratories in Thailand. Further, the CDL, Kasauli will lead the Pertussis RWRS project.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). Report of second regional national control laboratory network meeting. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206225