The International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS) is an independent, non-profit scientific Alliance, governed by Articles 60-79 of the Swiss Civil code and by its Constitution. Its office is located in Geneva (Switzerland), 9, Route des Jeunes, Les-Acacias-Geneva.
IABS has about 250 members in over 50 countries.
IABS is devoted to the scientific and medical advancement of biologicals, by facilitating communication among those who develop, produce and regulate biological products for human and animal health.
IABS was founded in Lyon, France, in 1955 by a group of independent experts who believed that such an organization could provide a forum where data could be discussed among scientists working in research, development, production, standardization and regulation of human and veterinary biological products with the ultimate aim of using sound scientific data to improve the quality of biological products and their regulation.