The updated research programme of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut defines cross-divisional research areas of the PEI. These areas result from the synergies of regulatory expertise and research. The update of the research programme was carried out on the basis of recommendations from the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut.
Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure (VHP) for clinical trials – 1000th procedure co-ordinated by PEI
The European Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure for clinical trials (VHP) has become established since many years: In the meantime, the 1000th application for the evaluation of a clinical trial has been received in several European countries.
Hessian Animal Protection Research Award for Christina Spohr
On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, Christina Spohr was awarded the Animal Protection Research Award from the Land of Hesse 2016. While studying for her PhD degree at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, funded by the BMBF, she succeeded in developing a method that would use fewer animals and present a lower burden on the animals than the animal test for potency of tuberculins laid down in the laws.