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Welcome to the National Medicines Institute!

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The National Medicines Institute is a leading public research and development entity located in Warsaw, Poland. Through its specialised departments and highly experienced researchers, the Institute carries out a broad range of scientific activities in the general interest of protecting and improving healthcare in Poland. Its main areas of competence include:

  • The quality control of medicinal products and medical devices
    • The National Medicines Institute is an Official Medicines Control Laboratory, member of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines
    • Our labs conduct research on the safety of use, therapeutic effectiveness and compatibility of products with the needs of public healthcare and animal health protection
  • Fighting microbial infectious outbreaks by:
    • applying research results to develops methods of identification, elimination and prevention of biological threats
    • The Institute carries out microbiological examinations concerning the presence of bacterial virulence factors, estimation of specific antibodies levels as well as determination of drug resistance of clinical microorganisms
  • Conducting R&D on new medicinal products appearing on the Polish market, including:
  • Developing new methods:
    • For the improvement of drug compliance (ensuring patient adherence to drug treatment)
    • In the area of pharmacoeconomics.
The National Medicines Institute’s structure is interdsiciplinary and includes such fields of science as: pharmacy, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, molecular biology, epidemiology, serology, vaccinology.
The Institute ensures global presence in its fields of competence by participating in numerous international and European research programs, scientific networks, publishing results in major foreign journals, participating in international conferences and training courses. The Institute is a member of several prominent collaborative networks such as:
  • European Network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL),
  • The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Net (EARSNet),
  • The European Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption (ESAC).