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A vibrant and diverse continent, home to over 650 million people and the highest life expectancy among developing regions, Latin America is now emerging as a globally relevant life sciences investment destination. LatAm has a robust heritage of scientific achievement – Bernardo Houssay (1947) and César Milstein (1984) of Argentina and Baruj Benacerraf of Venezuela…

As the COVID-19 pandemic showed, vaccines are humanity’s best weapon in the fight against infectious diseases. Nowhere is this more evident than Latin America, where specific climatic, geographic, and social conditions combine to create a propensity for the spread of diseases like dengue and chagas.   With most countries in the region having some form…

Argentinian generics manufacturer Grupo Roemmers – which celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2021 – has expanded steadily across the Latin America and Caribbean region since the mid-1970s with a successful strategy predicated on customising its offering to each country and balancing local management autonomy with a strong company culture.   Roemmers has focused on entering…

Two Big Pharma SVPs with responsibility for the entirety of Latin America weigh in on the management challenges inherent in LatAm and what they look for when appointing country managers in their region.   LatAm’s regional pharma market of USD 98 billion looks set to be the fastest growing in the world over the next…

Latin America is renowned for its creative geniuses – think footballers like Lionel Messi and Pelé; magical realist authors such as Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende; and ground-breaking artists like Frida Kahlo and Wilfredo Lam. This tradition of creativity permeates the continent’s population, who are well used to dreaming up innovative solutions to navigate…

Latin America’s patient organisations are today playing a more important role than ever before in developing solutions to the continent’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Given the healthcare gaps that persist, LatAm’s rich tradition of democratic participation, and industry stakeholders’ continuously stated commitments to including the patient voice in their decision-making processes, this trend looks set…

Brazil’s ANVISA is commonly recognised as LatAm’s leading national medicines regulator and is defined by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a National Regulatory Authority of Regional Reference (NRAr) for medicines and vaccines. As part of our Transformative 2023: Regional Pharma Trends report, PharmaBoardroom’s Patrick Burton explores some of the key recent updates for the agency.  …