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.
CFDA Order 134 – Quite a Bundle for Excipient Makers Selling into China
Chinese FDA (CFDA) Order 134 “Matters Concerning Bundling Review and Approval of Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials, Pharmaceutical Excipients and Drugs”1 took effect on August 1 more >
IPEC-Americas launches new eLearning course on Excipient GMPs for Manufacturing Workers
The first three courses are intended for employees of excipient manufacturing plants, and include: more >
IPEC Welcomed into ICH as Observer Member
International Council for Harmonization (ICH) lists new ICH members, IPEC among them. In a press an more >
IPEC Federation Published Position Paper on Third Party Audit and Certification Programmes
The IPEC Federation believes that independent, third party auditing and certification of excipient s more >