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European GDP Association nominates new Advisory Board Member

07-13-2017 03:42 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: ECA Foundation

So far the Board of the European GDP Association comprised four members from the industry side, supported by a representative from the Finnish Medicines Agency FIMEA. Now a new Board Member has been nominated on the industry side.

Dr Laura Ribeiro, who is a Responsible Person at ID Logistics (formerly Logiters) in Portugal, has recently accepted her nomination as the fifth member of the GDP Association's Board. Prior to her position at ID Logistics she was R&D and regulatory affairs manager in the pharmaceutical industry, invited Professor at Escola Superior de Tecnologias da Saúde de Coimbra and later deputy Technical Director at Logiters, being responsible for quality and GDP related activities.

"I am pleased that Laura accepted our invitation to join the ECA GDP Board" said Dr Afshin Hosseiny, GDP Association Advisory Board Chairman. "GDP is a developing subject for the pharma industry, and I am really excited that our team can have a positive influence in the future both on developing industry understanding and providing supporting guidelines for the practitioners. Laura's professional experience will be a very valuable addition to our team." "I felt honoured about the invitation to join the Association's Advisory Board" Dr Laura Ribeiro stated upon her nomination. "And I very much look forward to working with the other members to help advance the group".

Read more about the Advisory Board Members of the European GDP Association at

About the GDP Association
The Good Distribution Practice Group was founded in March 2013 – then as an Interest Group. In November 2016 it was transferred to the European GDP Association and today counts close to 1.900 members from almost 80 countries. The Association represents all stakeholders e.g. from Pharmaceutical Industry, Authorities and Logistic Providers and supports them by providing them with information about the implementation of GDP. Although it has a strong focus on European GDP Regulations and their implementation into the different EU member states, it also supports harmonisation of the requirements with other regions of the world - wherever medicinal products, APIs, Excipients, etc are distributed.

The Association is a not for profit organisation under the umbrella of the ECA Foundation. Due to this support, the European GDP Association is able to offer a free membership to all individuals involved in Good Distribution Practice. To find out more please visit

About the ECA Foundation
Founded as an independent not for profit organisation in 1999, the ECA Foundation is Europe’s leading association for pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and GMP compliance. Its goal is “the exchange of information between representatives of the industry, regulatory authorities and universities in the field of pharmaceutical quality assurance, especially with regard to the area of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).” For that purpose the organisation has set up several Interest Groups and Working Groups as well as an Academy for advanced education. Individuals can become member of the ECA Groups and in the Academy. In total more than 7.000 professionals have joined the ECA organisation. Its largest group, the European Qualified Person Association, alone counts close to 2.400 QPs. The ECA Foundation Groups developed a range of tools like several Good Practice Guides. For further information on the ECA Foundation please visit

ECA Foundation
Wolfgang Heimes
Administration Manager
P.O. Box 10 21 68
69011 Heidelberg

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