WHO PQS devices Catalogue?

The Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) Catalogue includes WHO prequalified products used in immunization programs such as cold chain equipment, syringes, safety boxes, temperature monitoring devices and other clod chain and logistics equipment.

WHO PQS qualification?

The WHO PQS approach to equipment and device prequalification is based on three key criteria: a selected product must have performance characteristics that meet the relevant specification standards; quality and reliability characteristics that are appropriate for field conditions, and cradle-to-grave safety …

Who is PQS e004?

The products in this category relate to cold boxes, vaccine carriers and other insulated containers used in the transport and/or storage of vaccines. Questions to consider when choosing an insulated container are summarized in the PQS Catalogue.

Who is PQS e005?

The products in this category relate to coolant-packs. Points for consideration when selecting coolant-packs are summarized in the PQS Catalogue. A list of prequalified products in this category is provided below.

WHO approved vaccine list?

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Novavax. Nuvaxovid. Phase 1.
  • Serum Institute of India. COVOVAX (Novavax formulation) Phase 1.
  • Moderna. Spikevax.
  • Pfizer/BioNTech. Comirnaty.
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Ad26.
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca. Vaxzevria.
  • Serum Institute of India. Covishield (Oxford/ AstraZeneca formulation)
  • Bharat Biotech. Covaxin.

What does PQS stand for?


Acronym Definition
PQS Product Quality Standard
PQS Professional Quality Services (various companies)
PQS Project Quality System (data tracking software)
PQS Process Query System (software)

What is the full form of PQS?

PQS – Performance Qualification System.

Who is cold chain management?

The cold chain is a set of rules and procedures that ensure the proper storage and distribution of vaccines to health services from the national to the local level. The cold chain is interconnected with refrigeration equipment that allows vaccines to be stored at recommended temperatures to maintain their potency.

What is vaccine carrier?

Vaccine carriers are insulated containers that, when lined with coolant packs, keep vaccines and diluents cold during transportation. Vaccine carriers are smaller than cold boxes and are easier to carry when walking.

Who is making Covaxin?

COVAXIN® – India’s First Indigenous COVID-19 Vaccine. COVAXIN®, India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV).

What country is Pfizer vaccine made?

As of January 2022, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is manufactured between 11 sites across five countries, including the U.S., Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and Croatia, and engages more than 20 suppliers.

What is a PQS in business?

Product Quality Standard. PQS. Professional Quality Services (various companies)

What is the who PQS devices catalogue?

The WHO PQS Devices Catalogue includes details of all immunization- related products currently pre-qualifies by WHO for procurement by United Nations agencies, in addition to comprehensive guidance notes to help purchasers make informed choices.

What is the current PQS status of the product?

Current PQS Status: Pre-qualified; 30 Sep 2007 Valid until: May 2019 Note: If current PQS status is “Suspended” or “Withdrawn”, this product is NOT to be purchased. 20th April 2020 Page 301 of 487 WHO/IVB/11.08 ENGLISH ONLY DISTR.: GENERAL E006: Temperature Monitoring Devices PQS Code: E006/051 Type of Device:

What are the changes to PQS specifications?

The PQS specifications require better temperature control than was previously the case. These changes are mainly intended to reduce the risk of accidental freezing of vaccines stored in refrigerators and to eliminate the need for thermostat adjustment on electric compression cycle appliances.

How do I contact the PQS management?

The PQS Management is part of the Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC). The mailing address is: Naval Personnel Development Command 9549 Bainbridge Ave Norfolk, VA 25311-2528 For information concerning the development and production of PQS, Contact the Center PQS Managers. PQS Managers may be reached at the following telephone numbers.