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Lab is now well EQUIPped

Author: Marya Lieberman

In order to determine whether a population is receiving enough iodine in their food, it's necessary to measure this micronutrient in urine samples.  The analysis is very difficult because the concentrations are so low--between 10 and 500 parts per billion.  

The Centers for Disease Control has certified our lab for analysis of urinary iodide.  Certification by the EQUIP (Ensuring the Quality of Urinary Iodide Procedures) program requires three sucessive quarters of successful assays of unknown samples that are provided by CDC, including replicate measurements and interoperator precision.  Kudos to Nick Myers, who has been the lead analyst for this challenging task.  …

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Short course on medicine quality at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Author: Marya Lieberman

July 4-9, 2016.  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The short course is aimed at personnel who are involved and/or interested in medical product quality (medicines, diagnostics, vaccines).  The course will be aimed at global public health issues, and those found in low-, middle- and high-income countries. The course is relevant to those working in regulatory bodies, health decision and funding agencies, international health organisations, academia and the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries.  …

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