Official Medicines Control Laboratory IVI

The Vaccination Monitoring section of the Swiss Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) is the Swiss official medicines control laboratory (OMCL) for immunological veterinary drugs.

There is a general European network of OMCLs (GEON), and the Swiss OMCL is part of this network based on bilateral agreements with the EU.

The GEON promotes the application of uniform quality standards according to ISO 17025. A system for batch release by the European regulatory authorities will be established to cover immunological medicines for veterinary applications.