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Special Interest Groups

AAALAC Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

ABHI Association of British Healthcare Industries

ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

ABRF Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

ABTOX American Board of Toxicology

ACCP American College of Clinical Pharmacology

ACDM Association for Clinical Data Management UK

ACLAM American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

ACPE American Council on Pharmaceutical Education

ACRP Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACTOX American College of Toxicology

AdvaMed Advanced Medical Technology Association

AGA American Genetic Association

AICE American Institute of Chemical Engineers

AIOPI Association of Information Officers in the Pharmaceutical Industry UK

ALSSA Analytical and Life Science Systems Association

AMDM Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers

AMWA American Medical Writer's Association

AOAC Intl. Provider and facilitator in the development, use, and harmonization of validated analytical methods and laboratory quality assurance programs and services.

APSGB Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Great Britain

APT International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology

ARCS Association of Regulatory and Clinical Scientists (Australia)

ASBMB American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

ASCPT American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

ASGT American Society of Gene Therapy

ASMUSA American Society for Microbiology

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (U.S.)

Australian Academy of Sciences

Australian Biotechnology Association AusBiotech

Australian Institute of Marine Science Marine Bioproducts

AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association

BARQA British Assocation of Research Quality Assurance

BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (UK)

Berkeley Structural Genomics Center

BIO Biotechnology Industry Organization, the trade association for biotechnology.

BIO IT Coalition "Promoting the development of bioinformatics, the convergence of bioscience and information technology through education, collaboration, professional development and partnership."

BioAbility Strategic business information for the life sciences.

BioIndustry Association (BIA) Encouraging and promoting the biotechnology sector of the UK economy.

Biotechnology research and publications conducted by OSG.

BIRA British Institute of Regulatory Affairs

BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (CDC/NIH)

BMC Biomedical Centre of Uppsala

BMJ The British Medical Journal

CaSSS California Separation Science Society - separation science and bioanlysis.

CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDISC Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium

Cell Culture Center A national resource facility established by NIH to provide customized, large scale, cell culture services for basic research laboratories.

Center for Advanced Training in Cell and Molecular Biology

Center for Biotechnology University at Stony Brook, New York.

Center for Drug Development Sciences Georgetown Univ., includes descriptions of clinical trial simulation programs.

Chemistry.org Chemistry portal of the ACS

chemsoc Chemical science network

CHPA Consumer Healthcare Products Association

CIIT Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology

CNTC Canadian Network of Toxicology Centers

Council for Biotechnology Information

CRS Controlled Release Society

CSPS Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences

DECHEMA Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chemisches Apparatewesen, Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

DHGP German Resource Center for Genome Research

DIA Drug Information Association, organization for professional in pharmaceutical development.

Division of Physics in the Life Sciences European Physical Society

D-Lib Forum and D-Lib Magazine Digital Libraries - The D-Lib Forum is based at the Corporation For National Research Initiatives and is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on behalf of the Digital Libraries Initiative.

EAPB European Association of Pharma Biotechnology

EFB European Federation of Biotechnology

EFMC European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry

EFSPI European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

EMEA European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

EMS Environmental Mutagen Society - U.S.

EMWA European Medical Writers Association

EPO European Patent Office >ESACT

EPS European Peptide Society

ERSR FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Electronic Regulatory Submissions and Review (ERSR) web page. This page provides information about the electronic submission of regulatory information to the Center and the review of it by CDER staff. Additional guidance documents, when available in draft or final form, will be added to this page.

ESACT European Society for Animal Cell Technology.

ESR Enzyme Services and Consultancy. Laboratory analysis (such as analysis of enzymes and other related biochemistry) and consultancy services.

EudraNet European Union Drug Regulatory Authorities Network


EUFEPS European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences

EUROPA The European Commission and the European Union

European Generic Medicines Association

European National Medicines Authority

Eurotox Federation of European Toxicologists and Societies of Toxicology

FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FDA List of Regulatory Authorities

FDA-CFSAN FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition

FDLI Food and Drug Law Institute An excellent and broad line of books, publications and conferences covering pharmaceutical development and biotechnology, such as the Compilation of Food and Drug Laws, and Compilation of International Laws.

FEMS Federation of European Microbiological Societies

FIP International Pharmaceutical Federation

France Agence du Medicament

GPhA Generic Pharmaceutical Association (formerly GPIA, NPA and NAPM)

GSAS Harvard Biotech Club Non-profit, student organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology.

HIMA Health Industry Manufacturers Association

Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology

HPB/TPP Canadian Health Protection Branch, Therapeutic Products Programme. The national authority which regulates drugs, medical devices and other therapeutic products used in Canada.

HUPO Human Proteome Organization

I3C Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium, including chem-informatics, genomics/expression, images, LIMS, pharmacogenomics and more.

IAEMS International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies

ICCVAM The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (toxicology) (U.S.)

ICGEB International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (United Nations organization)

ICH The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.

ICR Institute of Clinical Research, professional organization for clinical research in Europe.

IFAB Institute for Applied Biosciences e.V. at Rostock-Warnemnmde, Germany.

IFPMA International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations

IHK Braunschweig Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Brunswick, Germany.

IICA Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

ILSI International Life Sciences Institute s a global network of scientists devoted to enhancing scientific basis for public health decision-making.

Inst. of Advanced Studies, Australian National University

Institute of Clinical Research Institute of Clinical Research (formerly ACRPI); organisation for clinical development professionals throughout Europe.

IOPI International Organization for Plant Information

IPEC International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council is the world wide Trade Association of Manufacturers and users of Pharmaceutical Excipients

IPEC-Americas Represents U.S. Excipients producers and companies that use pharmaceutical-grade excipients in finished drug dosage forms and nutritional supplements

IQA Institute of Quality Assurance (UK)

ISPE The Society for Life Science Professionals.

ISPE International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology [Yes, there really are two ISPEs and both are in Europe.]

IUPHAR International Union of Pharmacology

IUTOX International Union of Toxicology

IVT Institute of Validation Technology - a professional society exclusively dedicated to advancing validation technology practices and assuring compliance with FDA regulations.

Japanese pharmaceutical societies

JSBi Japanese Society for Bioinformatics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Biology and Biotechnology Research Program

Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research The Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR).

Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center An NSF funded partnership between University of Hawaii, Manoa, University of California, Berkeley and private industry that includes education, research and discovery, separation, characterization and production of marine bioproducts.

Mass. Gen'l. Hosp. Center for Molecular Imaging Research

MCA Medicines Control Agency, UK

MdBio Maryland bioscience companies.

MDMA Medical Device Manufacturers Association

MedDRA MSSO MedDRA Maintenance and Support Services

MEGRA MittelEuropSische Gesellschaft for Regulatory Affairs

Midwest Center for Structural Genomics

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Structural Genomics Consortium

National Biophotonics Resource NIH Biomedical Resource dedicated to the application of photon based techniques for the study of dynamics of living systems.

National Biotech Register Reference guide on research and product development activity in the Biotech Industry.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Pharmaceutical Association (UK)

National Toxicology Program U.S.

NBI National BioInformatics Institute

NCABR North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research 

NCHICA North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance

NCI BRB National Cancer Institute Biological Resources Branch (USA)

New York Structural Genomics Research Consortium

NICEATM The National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (U.S.)

NIEHS Environmental Genome Project

NIEHS Nat'l. Inst. for Environmental Health Sciences (NIH-USA) Includes Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Nat'l. Toxicology Program, NIEHS Library and other sources.

NIH National Institutes of Health (USA)

NLM National Library of Medicine (USA)

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium

NRCGEB National Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of IRAN

NTIS National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

NTP The National Toxicology Program (U.S.)

NTTC National Technology Transfer Center

NYBA The New York Biotechnology Association

OCF Open Channel Foundation Software from academic and research institutions published in open source format.

OECD Biotechnology BioTrack Online. "BioTrack Online aims, not only to help Member country governments and industries with biotechnology product notifications/assessments, but also to make the information, developed by the Expert Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology, accessible to all who need it."

Office of Naval Research Industrial Programs

Oregon Sea Grant

OST U.K. Office of Science and Technology

Patents Search STO Internet Patent Search System

Patents US US Patent and Trademark Office

PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction interactive site developed at UC Berkeley and devoted to discussion and debate about the past, present, and future of PCR technology. The site includes a digital archive of foundational articles in the field, as well as a brief introduction to the subject.

PDA An International Association for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology.

PDMA Product Development and Management Association

Pharmaceutical Information Network Home Page

PhRMA Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacture of America ... excellent source of information concerning pharmaceutical development.

PhRMA Genomics Genomics and bioinformatics resources and discussions.

POMA Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Management Association

PPI Plasma Proteome Institute

PQG Pharmaceutical Quality Group (UK)

PQRI Product Quality Research Institute

PRB and RELAB Regional Program of Biotechnology PNUD/UNESCO/ONUDI for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRB) and Latin American Net of Biological Sciences (RELAB)

PSI Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry

RAPS Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society


Royal Inst. of Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology Sweden

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain News, publications, . 

SBP Society of Bioprocessing Professionals

SCDM Society for Clinical Data Management

SCT Society for Clinical Trials, a professional organization.

SOCI Society of the Chemical Industry (Europe)

Society for Biomolecular Screening

Society for in vitro Biology

Society of Toxicologic Pathology

Society of Toxicology of Canada

SOT Society of Toxicology

Southeast CoLaboratory for Structural Genomics

Southwest Research Institute

SQA Society of Quality Assurance

Stanley Foundation Research Programs Funds research focused on finding the causes of and better treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Teratology Society

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) regulating medicines, medical devices, blood, tissues and chemicals.

The Noble Foundation Agricultural research and consulting, grant-making, and plant biology research.

Toxicology Forum

TWAS Third World Academy of Sciences (Italy)

UHC University Heath System Consortium - an idea-generating and information-disseminating enterprise.

USDA Biotechnology Permits Home Page

WHO Headquarters, Switzerland

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