• Embracing Science with Confidence: Adopting the Revised 2022 WHO Biosimilars Guideline


  • IGBA joins the Fight the Fakes Alliance (December 2022)

    Fight the Fakes Alliance calls for a watertight global medicines supply chain.

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  • IGBA Reiterates its Yearly Call to Join the Biosimilars Movement on Advancing Access (November 2022)

    Geneva, November 14, 2022 – In the week ahead, IGBA will renew its commitment to the collaborative effort to establish worldwide biosimilar policies that deliver better health outcomes and biologics access equity for more patients. The third Global Biosimilars Week will

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  • IGBA’s CEO Advisory Committee Meets with WHO Director General and WHO Leadership (October 2022)

    The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association’s (IGBA) newly established CEO Advisory Committee held its first in-person meeting in Geneva this week and had a far-reaching exchange with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other

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  • Richard Saynor and Vinita Gupta appointed Chair and Vice-Chair of IGBA CEO Advisory Committee (October 2022)

    The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) announced today that it has appointed a Chair and Vice-Chair for its newly established Committee. Richard Saynor , CEO Sandoz, has been nominated as inaugural Chair, and Vinita Gupta , CEO Lupin, has been

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  • Global Biosimilars Week: Message of Vivian Frittelli, Chair, IGBA (October 2022)

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  • WHO-South Korea biomanufacturing training hub initiative (September 2022)

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  • Generic and Biosimilar Medicines, Central to Patient Health and Global Healthcare Policies (September 2022)

    Experts and leaders from the local and global generic and biosimilar medicines industry, Government and UN agencies, patient organizations, academia and other stakeholders are meeting from 7 to 9 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss key topics affecting worldwide

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  • ViiV Healthcare and the Medicines Patent Pool sign new voluntary licensing agreement to expand access to innovative long-acting HIV prevention medicine (28 July 2022)

    MPP invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) from potential sublicensees based anywhere in the world for sublicences to manufacture and sell the cabotegravir long-acting injectable in the licensed territory.

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  • UICC announces a new global coalition to increase access to and the use of essential cancer medicines in low- and lower middle-income countries (May 2022)

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AGILITYPR.NEWS / May 20, 2022 / The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and multiple partners* are establishing the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition, a new global partnership to increase access to quality-assured essential cancer medicines in low- and

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  • IGBA’s Newly Launched CEO Advisory Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting with WTO Director General (May 2022)

    The newly established IGBA CEO Advisory Committee , a forum for generic and biosimilar medicines industry leaders to discuss broad, strategic issues, and to engage and position the industry on a range of critical policy matters, held its inaugural meeting on

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  • IGBA establishes a CEO Advisory Committee (February 2022, Committee updated)

    The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA) announced today that it has established a CEO Advisory Committee composed of fourteen leading multinational companies from Canada, Europe, India, Israel, Japan and the United States.

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  • Generics Industry At The Forefront In War Against COVID-19 In 2021: Generics Bulletin (informa.com) (January 2022)

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continued in 2021, the off-patent industry stepped in to provide relief in a variety of ways, whether through securing supplies of essential medicines or helping to manufacture and distribute newly-developed treatments.

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Our Mission and Vision

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).

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