COVID-19: IGBA calls for urgent priority designation for medicines at custom controls and for cargo and freight (6 April 2020)The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA), which represents global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, today requests urgent action by all governments to designate all medicines as PRIORITY ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, including all critical goods needed to manufacture them,… Read More
IGBA urgent recommendations to keep medicine supply chains flowing (27 March 2020)The current operating model of medicines supply requires transparent global collaboration to provide access to medicines for patients around the world. Read More
COVID-19 / Urgent call to governments - Air freight must reopen for critical medicines and supplies for their manufacture (March 2020)The International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA), which represents global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, today requested urgent action by governments and pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders to reopen air freight routes and ensure patients around the globe can… Read More
COVID-19: Critical to keep the supply chain of essential medicines manufacturing operating at full capacity (March 2020)IGBA, the International Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association (IGBA), representing global manufacturers of generic and biosimilar medicines, today calls upon the global policy leaders and governments to do everything in their power to keep the manufacturing operations and the supply… Read More
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).