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In 1995, when the Convention’s successful expansion was stopped due to an alleged incompatibility with European law, the PIC Committee of Officials came with another visionary idea, which was to create a non-binding platform to exchange GMP-related information and to further harmonise GMP standards as well as provide GMP training. The PIC Scheme was born.

At its 65th meeting in Geneva on 22-23 April 2002, the PIC/S Committee adopted the following mission and goals for PIC/S:

«To lead the international development, implementation and maintenance of harmonised GMP standards and quality systems of inspectorates in the field of medicinal products»

This is to be achieved by:

🔹Developing and promoting harmonised GMP standards and guidance documents;

🔹Training competent authorities, in particular Inspectors;

🔹Assessing (and reassessing) Inspectorates;

🔹Facilitating the co-operation and networking for competent authorities and international organisations.

By and large, the overall mission and the way the goals should be achieved are still valid today. But will it still be the case tomorrow? Visionary, strategic thinking has been the key of PIC/S success of the past 40 years. This is why strategic development is essential to guarantee PIC/S’ future.

1. What idea did the PIC Committee of Officials come up with in 1995?

2. What are the mission and goals for PIC/S?

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In 1995, when the Convention’s successful expansion was stopped due to an alleged incompatibility with European law, the PIC Committee of Officials came with another visionary idea, which was to create a non-binding platform to exchange GMP-related information and to further harmonise GMP standards as well as provide GMP training. The PIC Scheme was born.

At its 65th meeting in Geneva on 22-23 April 2002, the PIC/S Committee adopted the following mission and goals for PIC/S:

«To lead the international development, implementation and maintenance of harmonised GMP standards and quality systems of inspectorates in the field of medicinal products.»


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1. Do you know other examples when an organisation faces difficulties because of incompatibility with law?

2. Can you explain why strategic thinking is important to the success of business (resource limitations, changing environment, need to grow)?

3. What are your goals at work? Can you describe your professional development in your present company?

4. Do you have trainings at work?

5. Can you remember a good idea you came with at work?

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