With its population of more than 50 million people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, South Africa offers excellent opportunities for both local product launches and global research, experts say.
Currently, the South African pharmaceutical market makes up less than 1% of the world market, with pharmaceuticals estimated to constitute about 1.5% of the country’s GDP, according to the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa (PIASA).
According to Espicom, the South African pharmaceutical market is set to grow at a constant rate…
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Lisa Artruc. Project Manager, South Africa, Criterium Inc., a global, full-service, and technology-driven CRO. For more information, visit criteriumusa.com.
Catherine Lund. Managing Director, OnQ Research, a niche provider of clinical research services with the capacity to undertake and facilitate an entire clinical trial in South Africa and the ability to provide resource and appropriate sites throughout Africa. For more information, visit onqsa.co.za.
Bronwen Muir. Senior Director, Clinical Operations, ICON Clinical Research, Johannesburg; ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. For more information, visit iconplc.com.
Ashley Pearce. Managing Director, MSD, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., and President of the PIASA executive council; Merck discovers, develops, and markets a broad range of medicines, in more than 20 therapeutic areas. For more information, visit msd.co.za. PIASA (the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa) is a trade association of companies involved in the manufacture and/or marketing of prescription medicines in South Africa. For more information, visit piasa.co.za.
Linda Reid. Senior Manager, Commercial Effectiveness Services, South Africa, IMS Health, a provider of information services, covering markets in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit imshealth.com.