In order to improve the regime of new chemical substance testing institutions and meet the requirements for registration and evaluation of new chemical substances in China, a seminar of GLP for new chemical substance tests took place in Shanghai on 30 November and 1 December 2009.
The current status of chemicals management in China was introduced at the seminar and new requirements have been made on new chemical substance testing institutions by the section chief of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The official of Shanghai MEP shared some experience in supervision and management of new chemical substances in Shanghai.
Experts from Shanghai New Drug Safety Assessment Research Center and Pesticide Control Institute of Ministry of Agriculture presented current situation and development of GLP under requirements for medicine and pesticide registration. Also, other experts expressed their suggestions and opinions on the checking procedures, performance assessment criteria and development of GLP testing institutions.