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Maintaining the Quality of Vaccines Through the Use of Reference Standards:
Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
Library and Archives Canada - Ottawa, Canada - September 9-10, 2020

Topic: Maintaining the Quality of Vaccines Through the Use of Reference Standards



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Meeting rescheduled - New Date December 1-2, 2020 - Académie Royale des Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

Cross learning experience human and animal vaccine licensure
based on technology platforms

A Joint CEPI / IABS / ZAPI Workshop

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MEETING RESCHEDULED


The difficult situation we are facing currently in Europe
and the uncertainties concerning the evolution

of the Covid-19 pandemic
has led us to once again postpone
the CEPI / IABS Workshop. 

The NEW date is now December 1-2, 2020
at the Académie Royale des Sciences.

 

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Meeting rescheduled - New Date-September 9-10, 2020, Ottawa, Canada

Maintaining the quality of vaccines through the use of references standards
Current challenges and future opportunities

Library & Archives Canada
Ottawa, Canada

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September 9-10, 2020

 

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September 14-16, 2020 - Munich, Germany

Autogenous Vaccines:
Quality of production and movement in a common market

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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3-4 November, 2020 - Rockville, Maryland

6th IABS Statistics Workshop:
Approaches for Improving Statistical Partnership in CMC Development,
Manufacturing, and Regulation of Biologicals

U.S. Pharrmacopeia
Rockville, Maryland

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In Brief

  • End of Year 2019 message from the President

    Dear IABS Colleagues,

    Another highly successful year has passed, and I am so pleased with all the activities of IABS. At the same time, I am looking forward to 2020 and am especially delighted with the activities around the planning for our 65th anniversary and the celebration and Global Health Scientific Conference we will have in Lyon in late February.  If you have not seen the meeting materials I encourage you to check them out on our newly formatted conference website:  https://65.iabs.org

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  • Accolades for IABS Member

    Long-term IABS Board of Directors Member and Alliance Treasurer Dr. Tony Lubiniecki was recently honored for his contributions to Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Regulatory Science by CASSS.    CASSS is a California nonprofit corporation which exists to enable a global community of industry, academic and regulatory professionals to work together to resolve scientific challenges in their field. 

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  • WC11 Maastricht Call for Abstracts

    FRIENDLY REMINDER TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT!

    Make your appearance on the scientific program of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC11) to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 23-27 August 2020. Submit an abstract of your 3R-related work now!
    The deadline for submitting an abstract is: 15 March 2020. You can submit your abstract via this website.

  • 3rd Human Challenge Trials in Vaccine Development

    February 6-7, 2020
    Pembroke College
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    View the Summary of the Meeting

     

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  • Accolades for IABS Member

    Long-term IABS Board of Directors Member and Alliance Treasurer Dr. Tony Lubiniecki was recently honored for his contributions to Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Regulatory Science by CASSS.    CASSS is a California nonprofit corporation which exists to enable a global community of industry, academic and regulatory professionals to work together to resolve scientific challenges in their field. 

     

    “CASSS has honored Tony Lubiniecki, PhD with its prestigious Hancock Award for Outstanding Achievements in CMC Regulatory Science.  This annual award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions in the field of regulatory science. Lubiniecki was announced as the 2020 honoree during CASSS’s 24th Symposium on the Interface of Regulatory and Analytical Sciences for Biotechnology Health Products,  January 28-30, 2020 in Washington DC.”  Additional information on the award is located on the CASSS website:  https://www.casss.org/news/488524/Tony-Lubiniecki-Announced-as-CASSS-Hancock-Award-Winner-for-2020.htm

     

    CASSS has also recognized several other long-time IABS Members for their contributions to biological/regulatory science.  In 2014, Dr. Kathryn Zoon, https://www.casss.org/page/933?&hhsearchterms=%22awards%22 and in 2017, Dr. John Petricciani https://www.casss.org/page/Hancock2017?&hhsearchterms=%22petricciani%22 each received the received William Hancock Award for Outstanding Achievements in CMC Regulatory Science.

     

     

  • ADVAC 2020
    11 to 22 May, 2020
    Veyrier du Lac (near Annecy) France

    ADVAC 2020 is cancelled.

    Due to the increasing travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by COVID-19 and considering the policies of the organizing institutions, co-sponsor institutions and their government/umbrella institutions, as well as individual discussions and interactions with a number of the ADVAC Scientific Committee and lecturers, the decision has been taken jointly by the Mérieux Foundation and the University of Geneva to cancel this year’s ADVAC

    The 21st ADVAC will now take place from 10 to 21 May 2021.  

  • In May 2019, an overview of IABS’ mission and activities was presented at the U.S. Veterinary Biologics Training Program. The training program is co-sponsored by the USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics, the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories and the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB).

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  • View the speaker slides from the 3Rs meeting, NIH, Bethesda : folder click here

    View the meeting webpage Here

    Report now available Here

     

  • IABS Presentation to the U.S. Veterinary Biologics Training Program

    In May 2018, an overview of IABS’ mission and activities was presented at the U.S. Veterinary Biologics Training Program. The training program is co-sponsored by the USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics, the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories and the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB).  The IICAB was founded in 1995 by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Iowa State University. In June 1998, the IICAB received designation as a component of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for the Diagnosis of Animal Diseases and Vaccine Evaluation in the Americas. The designation is shared with the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) and Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). 

    The first Veterinary Biologics Training Program was held in June 1996 at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. The training program has been offered each year since then. More than 2600 individuals have attended the program including over 740 international participants from 90 different countries. More than 150 participants attended in 2018.  The program is known worldwide as a premier training program in immunology and veterinary vaccines. Many individuals who have participated in the training continue to be actively involved with veterinary biologics issues and activities world-wide.

    Training Program participants were keenly interested in IABS and had many questions.  Complimentary IABS Membership for 2018-2019 was offered to participants.  IABS is looking forward to some of the new members attending upcoming conferences and workshops and becoming more actively involved with our organization.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Rick Hill, IABS Communication Committee Chair

  • IABS “3R” Conferences Highlighted in Presentation at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

    August 24, 2017, an overview of IABS’ “3R” Conferences, Symposia and Workshops was included in a presentation at the vaccine session at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Seattle Washington (See Summary Slide below).  The World Congress are periodic scientific meetings with emphasis on the latest technologies for reduction and replacement of animals and innovations in approaches to ethics, animal welfare and public policy.   Interestingly, the World Congress’ first meeting was in 1993, within one year of the IABS’s first Langen Symposium.  The 11th World Congress is scheduled for 2020 in the Netherlands. 

    In general, World Congress participants were aware of IABS’ leadership in the “3R” and Animal “Alternatives” arena and several inquired about the status of future IABS conferences.   The meeting presented an opportunity to discuss IABS overall, but also the organizations strategic priority to host “3R” related meetings by the North American and European Affiliates.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Rick Hill, IABS Communication Committee Chair

     

  • IABS is pleased to announce a valuable new book written by Board Member Dr. Rebecca Sheets titled Fundamentals of Biologicals Regulation:  Vaccines & Biotechnology Medicines. Dec. 2017, published by Elsevier’s imprint Academic Press.

    For more information, please see https://www.elsevier.com/books/fundamentals-of-biologicals-regulation/sheets/978-0-12-809290-3

  • French speaking visitors can listen to the interviews of Dr. Stanley Plotkin and Dr. Marc Bonneville, during the IABS65 anniversary ceremony in Lyon

    The interviews are available here : https://www.lyondemain.fr/iabs-lyon-coronavirus-vaccins-standardisation-merieux-biologie-lyonbiopole-stanley-plotkin-marc-bonneville-maladies-infections-conference/

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IABS-EU Heads Work Package in new IMI project: VAC2VAC

VAV2VAC is a wide-ranging collaborative research project funded by IMI2 which aims to develop and validate quality testing approaches for both human and veterinary vaccines using non-animal methods. The initiative that started on 1 March 2016 aims to provide the data to support the "Consistency Approach" for quality control of established vaccines, where current quality control approaches are often relying on in vivo methods.

VAC2VAC is a public-private consortium of twenty partners, involving experts from veterinary and human vaccine industry in a partnership with official medicines control laboratories, academia, translational research organisations, and vaccinology alliances. To achieve their goal, the project partners will develop, optimise and evaluate physico-chemical and immunochemical methods, cell-based and other assays for routine batch quality, safety and efficacy testing of vaccines. This will be done in collaboration and consultation with regulatory agencies. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop tests and approaches that will allow acceptance of the "Consistency Approach" for established vaccines by the regulatory agencies and thereby significantly reducing in the future the use of animals for batch testing in routine vaccine production.

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ZAPI

About ZAPI - The new Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI), part of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) public-private partnership, aims to enable swift response to major new infectious disease threats in Europe and throughout the world by designing new manufacturing processes (up to large scale) for delivering effective control tools (vaccines, antibodies/antibody-like molecules) against (re-)emerging zoonotic diseases with pandemic potential within a few months after the occurrence of first cases…

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