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POST 01176E : PIS/PQS 24 October 2007 ____________________________________ Dear all, WHO PQS secretariat is happy to announce official release of the PQS E10 "safety box for the disposal of used sharps" product specifications and verification protocol which were approved by the PQS steering group on 28 September 2007. The new product specifications and verification protocol as well as the guidelines for manufacturers of waste management equipment are available online. With the approval of PQS E10 safety box performance specifications and verification protocol on 28 September 2007, all safety boxes listed in the PIS 2000 edition are now subjected to re-evaluation that has to follow new PQS procedures. The deadline for submission of product dossier for prequalification for safety boxes listed in the PIS is set as 30 April 2008. The safety box manufacturers having products listed in PIS should obtain the PQS prequalification status to enter the PQS data base for safety boxes. Items that are not prequalified by this date will be delisted and will not be further recommended for purchase by UN procurement agencies. PQS secretariat is still working on the finalization of specifications and verification protocols for needle removers. Once these are finalized and announced, the PIS E10 section will be shut down following the deadline that will be announced later on. PQS secretariat is looking forward to receive submission of product dossiers as described in the manufacturer's guide for PQS prequalification. We would like to thank all organizations, institutions, manufacturers and individuals who contributed to the development of new safety box product specifications and verification protocol. PQS Secretariat will keep TechNet21 readers informed of further developments. Cheers, Dr. Umit KARTOGLU Scientist PQS Secretariat ______________________________________________________________________________ All members of the TechNet21 e-Forum are invited to send comments on any posting or to use the forum to raise a new discussion or request technical information in relation to immunization services. The comments made in this forum are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not in any way mean that they are endorsed by any of the organizations and agencies to which the authors may belong. ______________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : [][/email] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada ( ______________________________________________________________________________

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