Pharmaceutical Societies

USP: United States Pharmacopoeia: provides a framework on test methods, specifications and general information for pharmaceutical products.

BP: British Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for UK pharmaceutical research. 

EP: European Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for European pharmaceutical research.

JP: Japanese Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for Japanese pharmaceutical research. 

Agencies

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

Tests

USP 71: sterility test typically used for pharmaceutical products or anything that can be injected into the body. 

USP Purified Water: passes the USP monograph test for purified water.