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2018-03-12

APCRG organizes panel session on Adam Smith Conference (February 28th, 2018, Moscow, Russian Federation)

On February 28th, 2018 APCRG has organized panel session in Association Office and has joined Adam Smith Conference in Moscow via skype connection live channel. In Tbilisi studio were invited following guests: Ilona Kokiashvili (Executive Director of Distributor's Association), Nino Dzhibgashvili(Chief Expert, Regulatory Affairs, Country Consultant on Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Research Associates Georgia), Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili (Head of Representative Office, Sandoz, Chairman, Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia) 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.
2017-11-14

MoU Signing ceremony with University of Georgia

The event dedicated to the International Day of Pharmacist, was held on November 3rd  at the University of Georgia (Alasania), where our Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

At the event, the Executive Director of APCRG delivered a presentation about the role of pharmacists for University students.

Photo materials can be found on the link.

2017-06-08

New member of APCRG - "Astellas Pharma Europe B.V"

APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by the Georgian representation of the company "Astellas Pharma Europe B.V." (the Netherlands). More information about company and it's international operations can be seen on company website.

2017-05-19

New comprehensive online platform on falsified medicines

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations - IFPMA has posted a new online platform on its website to combat counterfeit (falsified) medicines.

The platform includes various resources that IFPMA has created over the years, both independently and with partner organizations.

The link of the Platform can be found here.

2017-05-18

International Event in San-Diego (USA)

On April 24-26, APCRG participated in a very important international event, held in San Diego (USA).

On this event APCRG was presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili and head of the board Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.

Executive Director of the Association Irakli Margvelashvili is the member of the Advisory Board of the Georgian branch of San Diego University for several years.  It is noteworthy, that the opening and functioning of Georgia branch of San Diego University is considered to be one of the most important events in Georgia and US relations.

The event was attended by the members of the government and the Parliament of Georgia, the management of the higher education institutions, the Director of the National Library, the highest level of management of large Georgian and International companies, Mayor of Tbilisi, Ambassador of Georgia to USA, AMCHAM Director in Georgia and other important persons.

The aim of the event was to provide information about Georgia for the American side in terms of improvement of Georgia and US relations. Within the events of Georgia’s days, the city of San Diego became the official friend of Tbilisi and in the main campus library of San Diego University opened the Georgian corner.

Photo materials can be found on the link.

2017-04-13

APCRG organizes panel session on Adam Smith Conference (March 1st, 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation)

On March 1st, 2017 APCRG has organized panel session in Tbilisi studio and has joined  Adam Smith Conference in Moscow via skype connection live channel. In Tbilisi studio were invited following guests: Ilona Kokiashvili (Executive Director of Distributor's Association), Tea Jiqia (Deputy Head of the Department of Pharmacy, Lepl State Regulation Agency for Medical Activities), Grigori Pirtskalaishvili (Expert from  Pharmaceutical Industry). Moderator of session in Tbilisi, was Irakli Margvelashvili  (Executive Director, APCRG) Moderator of session in Moscow, Tako Kereselidze (Company -Pharmagate, one of the sponsor's of the event in Moscow). 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

2017-04-05

APCRG Management - Board Election

On April 4th, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier),  M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), M.Asatiani (ROCHE),G.Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz), Z. Charkviani (Gedeon Richter).
On the position of Board Chairman have been unanimously elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili (Sandoz)

2017-01-26

Final Conference of the EU Twinning project

Today was held the Final Conference of the EU Twinning project “Capacity Building of the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia” in Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel Tbilisi.
The Project was implemented by HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management Ltd and FIOD the Criminal investigation service of the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands.
The Final Conference presented the major outputs and milestones of the Twinning project.
It was launched by the Minister of Finance of Georgia Mr. Dimitri Kumsishvili. The event was also attended by the Chairman of the Competition Agency of Georgia, Mr. Nodar Khaduri and by government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.

APCRG was presented by Executive Director - Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, as one of the members of the twinning project's implementing work group.

2016-12-27

5-th Anniversary PHARMAGATE

PHARMAGATE celebrates 5-th Anniversary these days. Regarding the anniversary was published an article in the magazine «Еженедельник АПТЕКА» and also on a website http://www.apteka.ua

The article can bee seen on a link.

2016-12-07

APCRG participation on 28th General Assembly of International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations and IFPMA Heads of Association and Council meeting, Washington, USA

In Washington, USA on November 29th , has been conducted IFPMA Heads of Associations and Council meeting. Afterwards, on November 30 was held 28th General Assembly of International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. On both events APCRG was presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili and head of the board Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.

This year’s Assembly brought together more than 130 global health leaders from intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, academia, stakeholders, partners, and the research-based pharmaceutical industry to discuss the sustainable use of innovative medicines by patients in 2030. The Assembly featured high-level discussions, that focus on pharmaceutical innovation and its contributions to improving health around the world. Two moderated discussions highlighted the challenges and opportunities for innovative medicines. The assembly was attended by following speakers:

  • Prof Peter J Hotez - Dean
    National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine;
  • Moderator: Mr Riz Khan
    International Journalist;
  • Dr Cary Adams - Chief Executive Officer
    Union for international Cancer Control;
  • Dr Anselm Hennis - Director
    Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health,
    Pan American Health Organization;
  • Dr Andreas Seiter - Senior Health Specialist, Pharmaceuticals
    World Bank;
  • Prof Kenji Shibuya - Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Policy
    The University of Tokyo;
  • Dr Durhane Wong-Rieger - President and CEO
    Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders;
  • Ms Mary Lou Valdez - Associate Commissioner for International Programs
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
  • Dr Bente Mikkelsen - Head of Secretariat
    Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
    World Health Organization;
  • Prof John Reeder - Director
    Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).

Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer has been elected new President of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) for two-year tenure. Mr. Read plans to put an emphasis on fostering innovative health ecosystems, expanding partnerships, focusing on people/patient-centric and systemic approaches to ensure health through the life course.

Thomas Cueni of Switzerland has been named the next director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA). Cueni will succeed Eduardo Pisani who recently announced his departure after seven years at the helm of IFPMA.

Photos of the Assembly can be found here.