1 December 2020

First ever vaccine listed under WHO emergency use

On 13 November 2020, WHO listed the nOPV2 vaccine (Bio Farma, Indonesia) for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a number of African and East Mediterranean...

23 October 2020

Nitrosamine concerns for rifapentine and rifampicin

Nitrosamine impurities have been identified in rifapentine and rifampicin products. WHO Prequalification Unit - Medicines Assessment Team (PQT/MED) has been in contact with Sanofi regarding the...

3 March 2020

First meropenem prequalified

WHO Prequalification Unit (PQT) added the below new product to its prequalified list: TB384 - Meropenem - 1g - Powder for solution for injection - Venus Pharma GmbH - GERMANY Related Links...

18 December 2019

First biosimilar product prequalified

WHO Prequalification Team - Medicines (PQTm) added the below new product to its prequalified list: BT-ON001 - Trastuzumab - 150mg - Powder for concentrate for solution for infusion - Samsung Bioepis...

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