New member of APCRG - Takeda Osteuropa Holding GmbH representative office in Georgia

APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by company  Takeda Osteuropa Holding GmbH representative office in Georgia


Web portal "Irakli Margvelashvili : “Generic" is a label and and the word should not scare anyone"

Web portal http://jandacva.ge has published the article " “Generic"  is a label and and the word should not scare anyone". The article was prepared on the basis of those statements, the Executive Director of the Association voiced on TV channel "Maestro" in the program "Good Morning Business" on October 27, 2015. The article can be found here


APCRG joined the Memorandum of Understanding signed between I.Javakhishvili State University of Georgia (TSU) and partner organizations

On November 3rd, APCRG joined the Memorandum of Understanding signed between   I.Javakhishvili State University of Georgia (TSU) and  partner organizations.  The signing ceremony took place on the  meeting summarizing the results of cooperation  between TSU and partner companies within period 2014-2015. Meeting was titled  as "University –Industry Links in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology". From the  TSU side MoU was signed by Rector Vladimer Papava. MoU considers partners support for the development of the bachelors and masters programmes  in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology


Pending Modification of the medicines patent regulations in Georgia within frame of EU association agreement , meeting on September 27

APCRG has partcipated in meeting dedicated to pending modification of the medicines patent regulations in Georgia within frame of EU association agreement . Meeting was organized and leaded by the Head of the  National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Saqpatenti) Mr. N.Goglidze and by the Head of the  Association of Harm Reduction P.Sabelashvili.  Have been presented the draft of the law modification and has been agreed that the  APCRG will participate on further discussion processes.


Press-conference organized by Minister of Health and Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact (GAHSC)

APCRG was invited on the press-conference organized by the Minister of Health and management of consulting company  Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact (GAHSC), with the status of pharmaceutcial industry expert organization. There were announced main principles of the pending modifiactions of the law of pharmaceutcial products in Georgia.  Management of MoHLSA has expressed the wish to  invite APCRG  for the further discussion regarding the draft of the  new law.


APCRG participation in project

APCRG starts cooperation with representatives of Twining Project sponsored by EU and
established for the strengthening of the Ministry of Finances Investigation Service. APCRG has accepted invitation to participate in the activity of the working group created for the project "Capacity Building of the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia"

APCRG sponsorhsip & participation on WHO/EFMA (WHO / European Forum of Medical Associations ) committee meeting, Tbilisi, April 23-24,2015

On April 23-24,2015 in Tbilisi (Hotel Radisson Blue Tbilisi) was conducted WHO/EFMA (WHO/European Forum of Medical Associations ) committee meeting. Event was organized and hosted by the Georgian Medical Association -GMA (Chairman of the Director Board of GMA: Professor Gia Lobjanidze ). Event was opened by Deputy Minister of MoHLSA Zaza Sophromadze

APCRG has sponsored organization of event and  Executive Director of APCRG Irakli Margvelashvili made a presentation: „Ethical Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Market of Georgia Toward Patient Safety and Doctors Independence“



APCRG Management -Board Election

On April 8, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M.Giorgobiani (Sanofi- Aventis), M. Khetsuriani (Servier),  G. Gvinephadze (GSK), M.Asatiani (ROCHE),G.Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)
On the position of Board Chairman have been unanimously elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)


RADIO SPOT "KVIRIS DIALOGI"-Participation of I.Margvelashvili on 1st Medical Radio channel MED FM 100.3 spot: medicines price changes in Georgia

Audio record of the radio sport can be found here


APCRG organizes panel session on Adam Smith Conference (February 12,2015, Moscow, Russian Federation)

On February 12, 2015 APCRG has organized panel session in Tbilisi studio and has joined  Adam Smith Conference in Moscow via skyp connection live channel. In Tbilisi studio were invited following guests: David Kiladze (General Director of the distribution company GPC JSC), George Antadze (General Director of  Georgian Manufacturing company GMP ), Zaza Chapichadze (Senior Expert from Pharmaceuticals Registration Division,  MoHLSA of Georgia), Grigori Pirtskalaishvili (Expert from  Pharmaceutical Industry). Moderator of session was Irakli Margvelashvili  (Executive Director, APCRG). Session was  organized by APCRG following the request received form Adam Smith Institute representatives who has expressed Adam Smith Conference high interest to the pharmaceutical market and pharmaceutical industry development in Georgia. Full video of panel session can be found on youtube channel on the following link