World Health Organization
The issue includes contributions on the following topics:
- A global network of national control laboratories (NCLs) involved in testing of WHO-prequalified vaccines was formed at a meeting in the Netherlands in September 2016.
Norms and standards:
- This article reviews the history and outcomes of 70 years of WHO standard-setting work on medicines quality.
- The feasibility of a serological potency assay for rabies vaccines for human use was studied to identify a potential alternative to the currently used NIH mouse protection test, which is demanding to perform and causes suffering to experimental animals.
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