Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center

CBER has been a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Biological Standardization since 1998. It is currently in its fourth four-year term which will run until February 2016. The purpose, scope and areas of activity for each term are captured in a set of “Terms of Reference” mutually agreed to by CBER and WHO.
 

The Terms of Reference for the current term (2012-2016) are:

  • To contribute to PAHO and WHO programs to establish physical (reference) standards for biologicals (vaccines, blood/blood products, relevant in vitro diagnostic tests, cellular products).
     
  • To contribute to PAHO and WHO programs to develop written standards for biologicals (vaccines, blood/blood products, relevant in vitro diagnostic tests, cellular products).
     
  • To support implementation of biological standards by contributing to PAHO and WHO efforts to strengthen regulatory capacity of National Regulatory Authorities.
     
  • To contribute to research activities that advance standardization for biologicals (vaccines, blood/blood products, relevant in vitro diagnostic test, cellular products).

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