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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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Product Inspection

Release of satisfactory veterinary biologics for marketing by licensees, the handling of various requests from the licensees concerning biologics, and other related necessary administrative tasks are handled by the Center for Veterinary Biologics-Inspection and Compliance (CVB-IC) in Ames, Iowa.

All licensees and permittees are required to submit an APHIS Form 2008 for each serial or subserial which reaches any stage of identification and testing. CVB-IC receives these forms and enters key information into a biologics database. This information is used to ask the CVB-Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing (CVB-PEL) for test information, to prepare the semiannual publication on numbers of doses prepared and destroyed, and to provide information for Biologics Specialists to use during inspections.

Serials found satisfactory, or those to be released without testing by the CVB-PEL, are processed without delay by the Biologics Compliance Assistants (BCAs). Serial release is the top priority for the BCAs.

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