Life Sciences Committee

The Life Sciences Committee is focused on European and World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives, which affect the chemical distributors.

Description

Initially, the Committee had focused on the pharmaceutical sector, where Fecc Members are committed to the WHO standards for Good Trade and Distribution Practice (GTDP). However, the Committee has recently expanded its activities to include food, feed and cosmetics industries, where it monitors European and international initiatives and works actively to define Good Trade and Distribution Practices for these sectors.

The Commitee formulates Fecc positions related to the distribution of pharmaceutical starting materials aimed at the European and global health authorities. Furthermore, the Committee facilitates GTDP education for Fecc Members by organizing technical seminars and conferences on related issues.

The Committee also acts as a stakeholder in relevant meetings with the European and International regulatory authorities, including the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Council of Europe, the WHO and the European Food Safety Authorities (EFSA). It monitors and works closely with other international organizations involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Objectives

The life Sciences Committee monitors European and international initiatives and do an active review of the regulatory evolution, which affect the chemical distributors, covering Food, Feed, Pharma and Cosmetics. This will help to ensure that the voice of the chemical distributors is heard in the European debate, and indeed globally. This committee creates a unique networking opportunity between Chemical Distributors active in those sectors. The committee works closely with other associations and also acts as a stakeholder in relevant meetings with the European and International regulatory authorities. Furthermore, the Committee facilitates education for Fecc Members by organizing technical seminars and conferences on related issues.

Relevant Documents and links

Food and Feed

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) Stakeholders Page

EFSA Scientific Committee and Panels

European Commission – DG Sante Food Safety Overview

Pharmaceuticals

EMA (European Medicines Agency) Committee Page

EMA SME page

EMA Human medicine regulatory information

Excipients labelling

EXCiPACT – Excipients certification

Council of Europe