Tuesday, 17 November 2015

ICH Announces Organisational and Name changes


As a part of reformation, on 23 October 2015 “International Conference on Harmonisation” (ICH) has changed its name as “International Council for Harmonisation" (ICH)

ICH was established in April 1990.An agreement between European Union, Japan and United states resulted the inception of ICH. The motive was to bringing together the regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration.

On the occasion of its 25 years of existence, ICH has announced to reinforce its foundations to make it better-equipped to face the challenges of global pharmaceutical development and regulation.

The reforms will mean that ICH is expanding beyond the current ICH members. More involvement from regulators around the world is welcomed and expected, as they will be invited to join counterparts from Europe, Japan, USA, Canada and Switzerland as ICH regulatory members.
The changes give ICH a more stable operating structure through the establishment of an ICH association, a legal entity under Swiss law. The association establishes the new Assembly as the over-arching governing body that will be instrumental in facilitating future growth through the participation of new members.

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