IPEC Federation

The IPEC Federation is a global organization that promotes quality in pharmaceutical excipients. The IPEC Federation represents the five existing regional International Pharmaceutical Excipient Councils (IPECs) - IPEC-Americas, IPEC Europe, IPEC Japan, IPEC China and IPEC India - and provides a unified voice to promote the best use of excipients in medicines as a means of improving patient treatment and safety.

Excipients play a critical role in the manufacture of medicines by helping to preserve the efficacy, safety, and stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and helping to ensure that they deliver their promised benefits to patients.

Optimal use of excipients provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with drug development cost-savings, enhanced functionality capability and can also assist in drug formulation innovation.



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EXCiPACT looks back on successful start to 2017

(IPEC Europe) As the first six months of 2017 draws to a close EXCiPACT can look back on a successful half with 14 new certifications completed year to date, bringing the total number issue more >

IPEC-Americas and IPEC Europe Publish Risk Assessment Guide for Excipient Makers, Users, and Distributors

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Arlington, Virginia (30-May-2017) PRESS RELE more >

The Joint IPEC-PQG GMP Guide (2017 - updated version)

Available for download! The IPEC Federation and PQG have updated the IPEC-PQG GMP Guide, bringing t more >

IPEC GDP Guide (2017 - updated version)

Available for download! The IPEC Federation has updated the IPEC Good Distribution Practices Guide, more >



Webinar: APIs & Excipients – A Global Regulatory Overview

Regulations for ingredients in drug products in some parts of the world are often not well known or can be confusing.  Some countries do not diff more >


Webinar: A Practical Guide to Implementing Elemental Impurities for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

IPEC-Americas Members ($89) Non Members more >


Excipient GMP Compliance Workshop for Auditors and Auditees

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, October 19, 2017 (All more >