The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is the global leader in the field of biological standardisation, responsible for developing and producing over 90% of the International Standards in use around the world to assure the quality of biological medicines. The Institute is the UK’s Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL), responsible for testing of biological medicines within the framework of the European Union. NIBSC scientists have an international reputation for excellence in research and are widely consulted on issues of biological medicine safety and efficacy. The Institute has a particularly close relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is the leading WHO International Laboratory for Standards.
NIBSC is a Centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency family which also includes the MHRA and CPRD (Clinical Practice Research Datalink).