3 July 2012

The International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Steering Committee (SC) and its Expert Working Groups (EWGs) met in Fukuoka, Japan on June 2-7, 2012. Building on 20 years of successful collaboration towards achieving greater international harmonisation for pharmaceutical products registration, the ICH parties agreed on new principles of governance for robust science-based Guidelines for the review of the safety, efficacy, and quality of medicinal products. In addition, ICH confirmed its commitment to strengthen its global outreach. Further progress was made on the individual topics, notably the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) (ICH M8).

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