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biological standard

The standardization of drugs or biological products (vitamins, hormones, antibiotics) by testing their effects on animals. It is used when chemical analysis is impossible or impracticable.
See also: standard
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Noting that the expansion of the market can be a two-edged sword, yielding both higher incomes but also a negative externality, Cuff (humanities, Westminster College) examines the effect of market integration and nascent industrialization on the biological standard of living of antebellum Pennsylvanians, assessed largely through height.
Most biological standards are currently defined according to arbitrarily assigned biological activity units (IU), a best-fit approach to the comparison of quantitative measurements for heterogeneous biologicals for which SI traceability would be difficult to achieve.
Details were revealed in the minutes of a Cardiff University Biological Standards Committee meeting held on May 31 last year.
Statements are also available from the British Pharmacopoeia and the National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls (NIBSC)
Standard materials for AFP analysis included WHO 72/225 (60 500 ng/mL), purchased from National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (Hertfordshire, United Kingdom); 3 candidate materials with different concentrations of AFP from BCCL (Beijing, China); a certified AFP standard (GBW: E090088) from BCSB (Beijing, China); and 3 quality control materials with low, medium, and high levels of AFP supplied by Bio-Rad Lyphochek Tumor Marker Plus Control (54581, 54582, and 54583, respectively).
Glyn Stacey, Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute For Biological Standards And Control
Additionally, Dr Zoon has been a member of the NIH Board of Scientific Directors since 1992, a member of the National Academy of Medicine since 2002 as well as has served on the World Health Organsation's Expert Committee on Biological Standards for almost two decades.
Newly developed polio vaccine strains could replace currently used risky inactivated vaccines, thereby allowing for safer vaccine production in a post-polio eradication environment, according to researchers at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC).
A survey of almost 450 life science researchers recently conducted by the Global Biological Standards Institute (www.
But existing vaccines still protect against the most altered virus isolated, though it's important to monitor such changes, says coauthor Javier Martin, a virologist at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Potters Bar, England.
MHRA is a center of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which also includes the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Probably our biggest challenge, probably where our energy is going to be focused on the most, is trying to determine how we manage the area so that we're able to at least have ecological and biological standards for the area but also be trying to develop and market and put more value into the land," said Myers Ross.
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