ARCHIVED - Acronyms

This page contains a list of useful acronyms used in the field of biotechnology, in Canada and internationally.

A

AACC
American Association of Cereal Chemists
AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
AHR
assisted human reproduction
AMR
Antimicrobial Resistance
AOAC
Association of Official Analytical Chemists
ARD
Animal Resources Division

B

BGTD
Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate
BRI
Biotechnology Research Institute
BSE
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BTOX
Blood, Tissues, Organs and Xenografts

C

CBAC
Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee
CBR
Centre for Biologics Research
CBI
Confidential Business Information
CBRL
Centre for Biologics Research Laboratories
CBRN
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CBS
Canadian Biotechnology Strategy
CBSec
Canadian Biotechnology Secretariat
CCMIRP
Canadian Coalition for Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention
CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)
CERB
Centre for Evaluation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Biotherapies
CETP
Continuing Education and Training Programme
CFIA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
CGAT
Canadian Genome Analysis and Technology Program
cGMP
current Good Manufacturing Practices
CIHR
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CIPO
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
CNF
Canadian Nutrient File
Co-op
Co-operative Education and Internship Programs
CPP
Certificates of a Pharmaceutical Product
CBRN - RTI
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative

D

DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid
DTCA
Direct To Consumer Advertising

E

EC
Environment Canada
EDQM
European Directorate for Quality Medicines
EP
European Pharmacopoeia
ES
embryonic stem

F

FAPAS
Food Analysis Performance and Assessment Scheme
FD
Food Directorate
FDA
Food and Drug Act
FNSS
Food and Nutrition Surveillance System

G

GCP
Good Clinical Practices
GE
Genetically engineered
GMO
genetically modified organisms
GMP
Good Manufacturing Practices
GoC
Government of Canada

H

HC
Health Canada
HECSB
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
HGP
Human Genome Project
HPB
Health Policy Branch
HPFB
Health Products and Food Branch
HPFBI
Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate
HPFLS
Health Products and Food Litigation Secretariat

I

ICE
Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement
ICP-MS
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
IC
Industry Canada
IM/IT
Information Management/Information Technology
IUPAC
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

J

K

L

LC-MS
Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer

M

MHPD
Marketed Health Products Directorate
MMC
Microbiological Methods Committee
MRL
Maximum Residue Limits

N

NABST
National Advisory Board on Science and Technology
NBS
National Biotechnology Strategy
NCC
National Coordination Centre
NRC
National Research Council Canada
NHP
Non-Human Primates
NHPD
Natural Health Products Directorate
NRCan
Natural Resources Canada
NSERC
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

O

OBS
Office of Biotechnology and Science
OCAPI
Office of Consumer and Public Involvement
OCE
Office of Continuing Education
OCS
Office of the Chief Scientist
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGTR
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (Australia)
OIMT
Office of Information Management and Technology
OMCL
Official Medicine Control Laboratories
ONPP
Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
ORIA
Office of Regulatory and International Affairs

P

PAC
Public Advisory Committee
PDF
Post-doctoral fellow
PERs
Positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals
PET
Positron Emission Tomography
PHAC
Public Health Agency of Canada
PMRA
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
PPHB
Population and Public Health Branch
PSPD
Policy and Strategic Planning Directorate

Q

QMC
Quality Management Council
QSI
Quality Systems International

R

R & D
Research and Development
ROC
Regional Operations Centre
RSA
Related Scientific Activities

S

S & T
Science and Technology
SAB
Science Advisory Board
SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SCC
Science Community Committee
SCD
Science Coordination Division
SLN
Science Library Network
SPME
Solid-Phase Micro Extraction
SSH
Social Sciences and Humanities

T

TDS
Total Diet Study
TPD
Therapeutic Products Directorate
TSE
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

U

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USFDA
United States Food and Drug Administration
USP
United States Pharmacopoeia

V

VDD
Veterinary Drugs Directorate

W

WHO
World Health Organization

X

Y

Z

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