In Switzerland, stable blood products, vaccines and further immunological products for human and animal use require official batch release by the Swissmedic OMCL laboratory. The laboratory is a full member of the European OCABR (Official Control Authority Batch Release) network and from 01/01/2023 equally of the VBRN (Veterinary Batch Release Network). Its certificates are recognized in European Union States without further analytical examinations. In return, batches examined in the EU are eligible for placing on the Swiss market subject to a notification by the Swiss OMCL.
Applications and documents are submitted via the eGov OCABR service: