Use of bovine serum in the manufacture of human biological medicinal products

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PDF iconRevision 1 - Adopted guideline

Reference numberCHMP/BWP/457920/2012 Rev. 1
Published04/06/2013
Effective from01/12/2013
KeywordsBovine serum, adventitious agents, bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV), viral inactivation
DescriptionThis document outlines the general principles that should be applied to the control of the quality and safety of bovine serum used during the manufacture of human biological medicinal products. It applies to vaccines and biotechnological products. It also covers dossier requirements for marketing authorisation applications/variations.


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Revision 1

Current version

PDF iconAdopted guideline


PDF iconOverview of comments


PDF iconDraft guideline

In operation: 01/12/2013–present


Published: 04/06/2013


Published: 01/10/2012

First version PDF iconAdopted guideline In operation: 01/10/2003–01/12/2013


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