biological standard


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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.
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Reference somatropin standards were WHO 98/ 574 (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control) and European Pharmacopeia (EP) CRS S0947000 (LGC Standards).
ABOUT GLOBAL BIOLOGICAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE GBSI, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of biomedical research by advocating best practices and standards to accelerate the translation of research breakthroughs into life-saving therapies.
1] Nonstandard abbreviations: TSH-R, thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor; TRAb: thyroid receptor antibody; NIBSC, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.
Patrick's meeting with Glyn Stacey, director of the UK Stem Cell Bank at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Hertfordshire, England.
15, 19 were determined by standard whole-cell ELISA with monoclonal antibodies (obtained from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms, UK) (8).
The virus strain was developed at the HPA's National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, based near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.
But experts at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control have yet to develop a vaccine from it.
Health secretary Alan Johnson visits a clean room at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control in Hertfordshire.
A team from National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) in Hertfordshire have started their work for developing a vaccine against the H1N1 virus.
Amorfix Life Sciences, a company focused on treatments and diagnostics for brain wasting diseases, today announced it achieved 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity in a second blinded trial of human blood samples using its EP-vCJD(TM) blood test in collaboration with the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) in the United Kingdom.
Meager (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms, UK) presents a collection of papers providing immunologists, cancer researchers, medicinal chemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, and the pharmaceutical industry with the most current knowledge of the interferon (IFN) field.
Dr Jim Robertson of the National Institute for Biological Standards added: "There's a better chance of winning the Lottery than catching bird flu in the UK today.
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