Hanan Sboul takes over the position of IGBA Chair (January 2020)

IGBA, the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA), representing global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, announced today that Hanan Sboul, Secretary General of the Jordanian Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, is taking over the position of IGBA Chair for 2020 from Jim Keon, President of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association and Biosimilars Canada.


IGBA applauds long-awaited scientific harmonization process of bioequivalence studies (December 2019)

The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) welcomes the adoption by the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) of a new topic proposal on Bioequivalence for ImmediateRelease Solid Oral Dosage Forms (M13)i . The ICH Assembly approved the Concept Paper Outline in their November Singapore meeting with the establishment without delay of a new Working Group to initiate work on finalizing the concept paper and business plan for this new topic.


IGBA Statement on Hosting of Pat-INFORMED by WIPO (December 2019)

Since September 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has hosted the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) patent database Pat-INFORMEDi on its website. This database is simply a posting of unverified patent information provided directly by originator pharmaceutical companies. WIPO specifically exempts itself and IFPMA member companies from any and all liability for the provision of false or inaccurate informationii .

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