India designated Vice-Chair of OECD Working Group on GLP:
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17th Oct, 2020
- India has been designated the ‘Vice-Chair’ ofGood Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system, which has been evolved by OECD to ensure that safety data generated on various chemicals like industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals (Human and Veterinary), agrochemicals, cosmetic products, food/ feed additives, and medical devices, etc., can be relied upon by regulatory authorities.
- The National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA): The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, established the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA) with the approval of the Union Cabinet on April 24, 2002.
- NGCMA is the National body which grants GLP certification to test facilities (TFs) conducting safety studies on new chemicals of the above-mentioned categories in accordance with OECD Principles of GLP and OECD Council norms.