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75th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances

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The 75th Consultation on International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances will be on October 18-21 2022.

Deadlines for submissions:
New INN requests
Friday, 8th July 2022.
Early submissions are encouraged and welcome.

Outstanding INN requests
Friday, 15th July 2022.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS IS COMPULSORY, please click here...  
The deadline for submissions of additional information of outstanding INN requests is: Friday, 15th July 2022.

INN Session with INN stakeholders (on 18th October 2022):
Mandatory deadline for EoI, LoP and presentations 16th September 2022 Read more.... 




International Nonproprietary Names for Variant COVID-19 Vaccine Active Substances

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The INN Expert Group has adopted a nomenclature for COVID-19 vaccine substances dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs). The WHO INN Programme encourages vaccine developers to submit INN requests for COVID-19 vaccine substances including those directed against SARS-CoV-2 VOCs and urges regulatory authorities to facilitate their implementation. Please consult the corresponding document titled “International Nonproprietary Names for Variant COVID-19 Vaccine Active Substances” for further details.

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/inn-21-520


Dr Raffaella Balocco Mattavelli
Unit Head, International Nonproprietary Names Programme (INN) and Classification of Medical Products
INN/HPS/MHP
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland