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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee (RHSC)

The FDA shares information about our regulatory requirements, knowledge of good manufacturing practices, and laboratory and inspection techniques with APEC to ensure that good quality medical products are available to the U.S. APEC promotes the use of existing international standards and best practices across a number of medical product lines to promote harmonization and international dialogue in the area of advanced medical therapies in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2002, APEC’s Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) launched an on-going initiative founded on the idea that life sciences innovation is important in promoting public health and economic improvement.

In 2009, the LSIF started the Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee (RHSC) to further promote harmonization activities. CDRH participates with other Agency components in the work of the RHSC.