Collaborating with Regional Partners

USP-India Collaborations

USP-India has entered into formal agreements with the following entities. Together, they are committed to working together to improve global health.

Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC)

In March 2017, USP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IPC to work together to

  • Increase awareness of the importance of quality, safety and efficacy of medicines
  • Safeguard the integrity of the global supply chain by increasing the availability of and access to needed public standards for medicines

India’s National Institutes for Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

In October 2016, USP signed an MOU with NIPER which formalized an academic exchange program that began informally in 2008, shortly after USP-India began operations in Hyderabad. The MOU focuses on

  • Dissemination of knowledge in Pharmacopeial education and quality standard setting
  • Collaboration through exchange of scientific dialogue pertaining to pharmacopeial training and quality standards development
  • On-site training of students deputed by NIPER-Hyderabad at USP India premises

Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

In August 2016, USP and the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy under AYUSH signed an MOU focused on promoting the quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplements. USP and AYUSH are collaborating to

  • Increase the awareness and understanding of quality traditional /herbal medicines, botanical dietary supplements
  • Increase the availability and access to needed public standards for traditional / herbal medicines
  • Increase programs that support the adoption and use of public standards for traditional / herbal medicines