GLP CP is a voluntary programme open to test facilities conducting studies for non-clinical health and environmental safety studies and for purpose of registering and/or licensing on test item contains in product in the following categories:
These test items are frequently synthetic chemicals, but may be of natural or biological origin and, in some circumstances may be living organisms. The purpose of the non-clinical safety testing of test items is to obtain data on their properties and/or their safety with respect to human health and the environment. Non-clinical health and environment safety studies covered by the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice include work conducted in the laboratory, in greenhouses, and in the field.
Type of studies/area of expertise on test item subjected to Standards Malaysia GLP CP in the following broad categories:
- physical-chemical testing
- toxicity studies
- mutagenicity studies
- environmental toxicity studies on aquatic and terrestrial organisms
- studies on behavior in water, soil and air; bioaccumulation
- residue studies
- studies on effects on mesocosms and natural ecosystems
- analytical and clinical chemistry testing
Note: Test facility conducting studies on pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food additives and veterinary drugs will be inspected by National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB), Ministry of Health.