The WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (ECBS) held its 70th annual meeting in Geneva on the 21-25 October 2019.
The purpose of this meeting was to review proposals for the establishment of new or replacement WHO international standards and reference reagents. Each proposal was submitted following an extensive international collaborative study, involving multiple laboratories, designed to characterise and evaluate the suitability of the candidate material.
In total, 21 new standards and 6 replacement standards from NIBSC were established. These standards will be added to our catalogue as they become available. Follow us on twitter to receive updates. A complete list of the new and replacement WHO standards developed by NIBSC, that were established at the ECBS meeting can be found below.
First WHO International Standards:
The executive summary of ECBS 2019 has now been published by WHO. If you would like more information about any of the standards listed here please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.