New IFPMA Code - Ethos

In 2019 IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Assoctiations) adopted new Ethos https://www.ifpma.org/subtopics/ifpma-ethos/?parentid=264 

Accordingly, Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia, fully shares the new values and principles that are given in IFPMA's new Ethos. Our Association undertakes to make the above amendments to the APCRG 's revised Code of Conduct. 



Tbilisi - City of Fight against Cancer

On 4th of February, on the world Cancer day, high-level representatives of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, City Hall of Tbilisi, Georgia Patients’ Union and the City Cancer Challenge Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a two-year collaboration aimed at improving access to cancer care for the citizens of Tbilisi.

Following the main event, was held meeting between the representatives of the organization C/Can "City Cancer Challenge", Executive Director of APCRG - Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili and representatives of the Association member companies.

Photo materials can be found here.


APCRG is now a member of EBA

From now on, Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia is a member of European Business Association.

More information about EBA can be found on their website. 


Seminar on Competition Dynamics and Pharmaceutical Sector

Irakli Margvelashvili, Executive Director of the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives, attended the seminar on "Competition Dynamics and Pharmaceutical Sector" orginised by the Georgian Competition Agency. The above mentioned seminar was attended by Mr. Nodar Khaduri, the Chairman of the Competition Agency, representatives of the healthcare pharmaceutical sector,  the Ministry of Health and representatives of different NGOs.


New member of APCRG - Acino Pharma AG (Swiss Confederation) in Georgia

APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request submitted by the Georgian representation of the company "Acino Pharma AG" (Swiss Confederation). More information about company and it's international operations can be seen on company website.


WHO Seminar on pharmacovigilance issues

On 22-24rd of August, a World Health Organization seminar was held at the Training Center of the Ministry of Health and Labour on pharmacovigilance issues.  16 persons (representatives of different companies) from the APCRG took part in the seminar. Photo materials can be found on the link. 


APCRG participation in the International Conference - Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

On behalf of APCRG, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, Executive Director of the Association participated in the  International Conference "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" orginized by The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia Sakpatenti And The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) U.S. Department of Commerce. (Batumi, 12-13 July). Photo materials can be found on the link.


APCRG Management - Board Election

On May 21st, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Asatiani (ROCHE), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), G.Pirtskhalaishvili, Z. Charkviani (Gedeon Richter).
On the position of Board Chairman has been elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.


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.

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.