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IPEC Federation formed to be voice for regional councils

23-Feb-2010

Related topics: Ingredients

The IPEC Federation has been formed to provide a single voice for the regional councils, Americas, Europe, Japan and China, and promote quality in pharma excipients.

Forming a unified body to represent the International Pharmaceutical Excipient Councils (IPEC) is viewed as an important step in promoting the harmonisation of standards, supply chain security and further developing third-party certification.

Patricia Rafidison, chair of the IPEC Federation, added: "The excipient industry has always been complex, with huge diversity among suppliers, and globalisation has added to that complexity.

For that reason it is more important than ever before that the industry can speak with one unified voice."