IPEC Federation

The IPEC Federation is a global organization that promotes quality in pharmaceutical excipients. The IPEC Federation represents the five existing regional International Pharmaceutical Excipient Councils (IPECs) - IPEC-Americas, IPEC Europe, IPEC Japan, IPEC China and IPEC India - and provides a unified voice to promote the best use of excipients in medicines as a means of improving patient treatment and safety.

Excipients play a critical role in the manufacture of medicines by helping to preserve the efficacy, safety, and stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and helping to ensure that they deliver their promised benefits to patients.

Optimal use of excipients provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with drug development cost-savings, enhanced functionality capability and can also assist in drug formulation innovation.



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The Joint IPEC-PQG GMP Guide (2017 - updated version)

Available for download! The IPEC Federation and PQG have updated the IPEC-PQG GMP Guide, bringing the document in line with the latest thinking on Good Manufacturing Practice requirements f more >

IPEC GDP Guide (2017 - updated version)

Available for download! The IPEC Federation has updated the IPEC Good Distribution Practices Guide, more >

CFDA Order 134 – Quite a Bundle for Excipient Makers Selling into China

Chinese FDA (CFDA) Order 134 “Matters Concerning Bundling Review and Approval of Pharmaceutica more >

IPEC-Americas launches new eLearning course on Excipient GMPs for Manufacturing Workers

The first three courses are intended for employees of excipient manufacturing plants, and include: more >



Webinar:Excipients & Nanotechnology

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm Regsitration and Information Description Nanotechnology can be used to make exciting improvements in more >


Workshop-Excipient GMP Compliance for Auditors and Auditees

April 4-6, 2017 This public, three-day workshop is hosted by Baxter H more >