New edition of the European Pharmacopoeia in force

9. Januar 2020 – The 10thedition of the European Pharmacopoeia is applicable as of 1 January 2020. The pharmacopoeia is a collection of provisions regarding the quality of medicines. The following chapters appear for the first time in the new edition: 1. Quantification and characterisation of residual host-cell DNA, 2. Powder flow properties by shear cell methods, 3. Scanning electron microscopy, 4. Containers for human blood and blood components, and materials used in their manufacture; transfusion sets and materials used in their manufacture; syringes and 5. Process analytical technology. Furthermore, numerous new monographs were added to the European Pharmacopoeia. For further information, see here.