• Global regulators and coalition of pharma and vaccine manufacturing associations come together to discuss COVID-19 pandemic response (July 2021)

    On 7 July 2021, the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) is hosting a (virtual) workshop titled ‘Enabling Manufacturing Capacity in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ with representatives from the leading association bodies representing biotech firms, developing and industrialized countries vaccine Read More
  • IGBA Launches a Whitepaper: a Vision for the Global Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Industry (July 2021)

    Today the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) is launching a whitepaper: A Vision for the Global Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Industry, which covers the strong contribution of this pharmaceutical sector to global health outcomes and economies, the opportunities, Read More
  • IGBA Applauds UK MHRA Biosimilar Guidance Revision: Science-driven Evolution for Sustainable Access to Biologics (May 2021)

    The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA), which represents global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, welcomes the UK MHRA publication of its updated guidance on the licensing of biosimilar products (10 May 2021). This publication marks a positive Read More
  • The WHO Global Diabetes Compact: an opportunity for lasting change (April 2021)

    13 April 2021 - The Global Diabetes Compact is a major new WHO initiative which will unite people working in diabetes prevention, treatment and care, including people living with the condition, around a common agenda.  Read More
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Vision and Mission

Our vision is to promote the widest possible access to generic and biosimilar medicines with high quality, safety and efficacy, support international harmonized pathways for the registration of those medicines, and a strong commitment by members to standards agreed by the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) and WHO accredited regulators.



In an era when increasing demands are being made on the world’s healthcare services, generic and biosimilar medicines provide a major benefit to society by ensuring patient access to quality, safe and effective medicines while reducing the cost of pharmaceutical care.

The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA) was founded in March 1997 as an international network of generic medicines associations. To reflect the evolving nature of the industry, in September 2015, IGPA incorporated under Swiss Law, and at the same time changed the name of the organization to the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA).

Annual Conference - Warsaw 2019

Annual Conference - Budapest 2018

Annual Conference - Lisboa 2017

Contact Info


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1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Telephone: +32 (0)2 5346607 (S. Kox)
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