Business & Industry

Pharmexcil puts Nigeria subsidised warehouse facility plan on hold

Plans by India’s Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) to set up an exclusive warehousing facility for Indian pharmaceutical products in Nigeria is yet to take off with many of the member exporters of the Council are understood to have not paid the commitment fees for the project, reports Pharmabiz. Pharmexcil, with the support of


The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration with Gilead Sciences: Signs Licence for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF)

Greg Perry Melbourne, Australia, July 24, 2014 – At the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne today, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF), a promising new medicine currently in Phase III studies. The licence will allow manufacturers in India and China to develop generic versions of

Policy & Regulatory Affairs

Critical law to regulate medical products in Africa under the spotlight

One of the biggest policy decisions on health and medicine regulation in Africa is under discussion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, led by the NEPAD Agency. NEPAD in collaboration with African Union Commission (AUC) and Pan-African Parliament (PAP) have spearheaded the development of the AU Model Law aimed at assisting regional economic communities (RECs) and

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Pharma Projects

Hikma Pharma Signs JV Agreement With MIDROC Pharma; eyes Africa growth

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc, multinational pharmaceutical group, announced Wednesday that it has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with MIDROC Pharmaceuticals Limited, a member of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi’s MIDROC Group, to establish a presence in the Ethiopian pharmaceutical market. The joint venture will be called HikmaCure.

Plans set for new ARV production plant in Ghana

Oxford International Biomedical Ventures (OIBV), the ‘commercial arm’ of  United Kingdom-based charitable organisation Oxford International Biomedical Centre (OIBC) and the Government of Ghana (GoG) led by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), are set to jointly establish a plant to manufacture anti-retroviral drugs and drugs for Priority Endemic Diseases in Ghana, OIBC said in a


Pharma Deko appoints Non- Executive Director

Pharma Deko Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange that at the 137th meeting of its Board of Directors held on Wednesday, May 14th 2014, Professor Herbert C.B. Coker of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos was appointed a Non–Executive Director of the Company effective May 15, 2014.

Press Releases


China delegation conducts East African visit and seminar

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMHPIE) last month led a delegation to the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania from Sep. 13 to 19 during which it held in Kenya a seminar titled “Sino-Africa Drug Trade Cooperation – The Seminar on Chinese Medicinal Products”.


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