European Medicines Agency's Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products elects new chair and vice-chair

News 20/11/2013

The European Medicines Agency's Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) re-elected Prof Dr. Werner Knöss from Germany as its chair for a second three-year term. The HMPC also elected Dr. Marisa Delbò from Italy as its new vice-chair for a three-year mandate.

Prof Dr. Knöss was a member of the HMPC from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, he was elected chair. He is currently head of the Department for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Traditional Medicinal Products at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) in Bonn.

Dr. Delbò has been on the Committee since 2004. She has been vice-chair of the HMPC Working Party on Community Monographs and Community List (MLWP) since March 2011. She is currently head of GMP Inspections Office and head of Product Quality Office ad interim at the Italian Medicines Agency.

The HMPC is one of the European Medicines Agency's seven scientific committees, whose work assists in the harmonisation of procedures and provisions concerning (traditional) herbal medicinal products in European Union Member States and the integration of these products in the European regulatory framework. Its main role is to establish Community herbal monographs and Community list entries.

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