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
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
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.
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.
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“
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)
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