History of the Institute of Biological Products
Economic and social development affects and changes the lifestyle of people. There has been more demand on industrial drug products consumption; therefore it is imperative that government agencies must play a role in overseeing the quality of those used within the country so that people could consume drugs of good quality and safety.
Biological products have been used within the country for prevention and treatment of human diseases long time ago. The first act to control those was the Biological Product Control Act, B.E. 2483 which control only 5 kinds of biological products.In the Drug Act, B.E. 2510, biological products were defined as drug products. The Biological Product Control Act, B.E. 2483 act was canceled by the subsequent Drug Act (vol. 5), B.E. 2530.
The Drug Act, B.E. 2510 lead to the establishment of the national regulatory authority (NRA) and the national control laboratory (NCL) for biological products. Development of the NCL is as follows;
B.E. 2518, the Research and Production of Biological Products Section was established under the Medical Research Division, Department of Medical Sciences;
B.E. 2528, the Research and Production of Biological Products Section was reorganized to the Biological Products Section;
B.E. 2533, the Biological Products Section was reorganized to the Division of Biological Products under the Department of Medical Sciences;
B.E 2552, the Division of Biological Products was reorganized to the Institute of Biological Products.