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. The name of the organization was changed in September 2015 to the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) to reflect the evolving nature of the industry.
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.
IGBA launches a biosimilar medicines information campaignFebruary 01 2018 - Today, the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) launched an information campaign on biosimilar medicines. The foundation of this campaign is the IGBA biosimilar medicines public slide deck. Access to well-referenced information is fundamental to improving… Read More
IGBA congratulates the Australian government for maintaining their biologics naming convention and for strengthening pharmacovigilanceJanuary 29 2018 - The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) welcomes the Australian Government's decision to maintain the existing naming convention for biological, including biosimilar, medicines, that is to continue using the Australian biological name (without a specific identifier… Read More
IGBA welcomes new member Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA)!2018-01-01 - The IGBA welcomes the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) to its membership. The IPA represents Indian research-based national pharmaceutical companies. This addition to the IGBA membership is significant in widening the IGBA representation, which now covers this important region. Read More
Ingrid Schwarzenberger, new Chair of the IGBA Biosimilars CommitteeJune 13 2017 - IGBA is pleased to announce today the nomination of Ingrid Schwarzenberger, Head Global Regulatory Affairs at Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals, as the new Chair of the IGBA Biosimilars Committee. Ingrid has played a leading role in the establishment of… Read More
European Experience and Evidence of Physician-led Switching of Biological Medicines Give Hope to Patients around the WorldMarch 14, 2017 - On 9th March, IFPMA launched jointly with EFPIA and EBE a position paper entitled Considerations for physicians on switching decisions regarding biosimilars. Physician-led switching of biological medicines is a well-known medical practice. Although data on the frequency… Read More
IGBA Statement on the Final Report of the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to MedicinesNovember 15, 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland – The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) believes that generic and biosimilar medicines can play a fundamental role in improving access to high quality medicines for patients worldwide. Read More