International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS)

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1955 Lyon France


1955, Lyon (France), as International Association for Biologicals (IABS), by a group of independent experts in biologicals, as a commission of B-XB1314 - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Original title: International Association of Biological Standardization (IABS) -- Association internationale de standardization biologique (AISB). Current title adopted 1999. A joint committee of K-XE0657 - IUMS Division of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM) and K-XE9623 - IUMS Division of Virology. Originally also a committee of K-XE9737 - IUMS Division of Mycology.


Promote scientific and medical advancement of biologicals through partnership with those involved in research, development, production and regulation of human and veterinary biological products; provide a forum to reach consensus on topics important to medical scientists and other health care professionals; create a dynamic interface among leaders in clinical and basic research, biological product development, public health, manufacturing and regulation; educate health care professionals on relevant topics; promote these aims among workers on scientific issues in the biopharmaceutical industry, public health organizations, regulatory bodies, academic medicine and research; ensure approval of new biological products which are safe and effective.


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General Assembly (every 2 years). Board of 15 members. Officers: President; Vice-President; Secretary; Scientific Committee Chairman; Editorial Committee Chairman; Treasurer.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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