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 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)
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 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
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
Eurotox Federation of European Toxicologists and Societies of Toxicology
FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FDA Food and Drug Administration
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
NICEATM The National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (U.S.)
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)
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."
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
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 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)
SOT Society of Toxicology
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.
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.
UHC University Heath System Consortium - an idea-generating and information-disseminating enterprise.
USDA Biotechnology Permits Home Page
WHO Headquarters, Switzerland