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WHO issues Update of Pharmaceutical Water Guideline - 31 Oct 2012

The WHO has updated it guideline on manufacture and distribution of water for pharmaceutical use as published in the current TRS 970 of the WHO, Annex 2.  This revised guideline is a revision of WHO good manufacturing practices: water for pharmaceutical use, previously published in WHO Technical Report Series, No. 929, Annex 3, 2005.  The objective of the guideline is to provide information on the quality of water to use for pharmaceutical manufacture and guidance on GMP regarding the design, installation and operation of pharmaceutical water systems.

The revision addressed the major comments received by the WHO Expert Committee during the latest circulation phase and adopted subject to inclusion.  The key modifications adopted in the revised document include;

Apart from these highlights the revised document is essentially the same as the previous version, with same layout and chapters.

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