Press Announcements 2012

Richard M. Bonner appointed as new Chairman of the European QP Association - Ulrich Kissel from Roche new Board Member

Dr Bernd Renger has been the European QP Association's Advisory Board Chairman since its foundation in 2006. Now he decided to step down from this position. Succeeding as Chairman is Richard M. Bonner, who has also been member of the Advisory Board since 2006. Read more.


ECA conducts Survey on Revision of Process Validation Guideline

With regard to the EMA's announcement that they would revise their Note for Guidance on Process Validation from 2001 the ECA conducted a survey to find out industry's thoughts on those plans. More than 500 provided input - find out more.


Changes in the European QP Association Board

So far, the European QP Association has been led by four industry representatives and two authority representatives. Now the Board has decided on some extensions on both sides. Read more.


ECA Foundation announces Changes on its Board

After the untimely death of its chairman Daniel Scheidegger in September 2011, the ECA Foundation has now announced some changes on its Advisory Board. Read on here.


Europe´s largest Pharma Congress combines Exhibition and GMP/FDA Conferences

With altogether 5 GMP/FDA Conferences the Pharma Congress is the largest event of its kind in Europe. For just 490,- Euro for a one day ticket you get access to all conferences on that day, allowing you to create your individual congress programme - an acknowledged GMP training for staff and executives. And what's more, the social event is also included! Learn more at

FDA's Statement on continuous Processing

Accoring to the FDA, continuous processing will displace batch manufacturing within the next 25 years. At this year's Pharma Congress in Düsseldorf from 24-25 April, an FDA representative will talk about continuous manufacturing. Find out more about the congress and the ECA Conference on Manufacturing Oral Solid Dosage forms here.

Free Access to online version of the GMP Guideline Manager Software - new release 14.0

The ECA has just finalized the development of version 14.0 of the GMP Guideline Manager Software. This unique software is a service at no costs for ECA Members. The Software contains more than 1,100 GMP relevant Guidelines from FDA, EU, ICH, PIC/s, WHO and other organisations. The ECA will grant access to the online version at no costs until end of February.  Please find more information here


Make your Choice from 4 Presentation Tracks in parallel

More than 30 case studies from major pharmaceutical and API companies will be presented at a unique event supported by ECA. Take advantage of this opportunity and create your own agenda by choosing your presentations of interest from 4 presentation tracks in parallel. Please find the agenda here.  More details about Europe´s largest Pharma Congress can be found here.

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