Yachay Ecuador: Government building pharmaceutical plant

Posted on August 19, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health

andes.info.ec reported the Minister of Health of Ecuador, Carina Vance, confirmed this Tuesday the project of building a pharmaceutical plant that will stand in Yachay, and in its first phase, it will allow savings of $48 million annually, for the Public Integral Network Health.

The building is part of “Ciudad del Conocimiento”, a center dedicated to scientific research and experimental technology that is currently operating in Urcuquí (Imbabura). It aims to collaborate with the change of the productive matrix in the Andean country, promoting the manufacture of medicinal drugs in order to reduce their imports.

Also, it is intended to supply quality medicines for the domestic market, control prices and supply these products to the regional market.

The plant will have a polygon intervention of 23 hectares and will have five production plants offering generic, sterile, hormones, antibiotics and anticancer drugs. It will additionally have a central warehouse and an administration building.

“Access to health and medicines is guaranteed by the Constitution and hence, there is a need for quality medicines, produced by the domestic industry and serving the local market with a fair price,” said to Andes Caudio Galarza, manager of Enfarma, state pharmaceutical.

According to Galarza, the complex will work gradually, over the next three years. In the first phase, the oral solids plant is going to be built, and it is expected to produce 46 drugs, while the second project is strategic, and intends to produce oncology drugs. Read Article

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