EFPIA Promises Stronger Ties with China

September 26, 2014
The Pharm Exec staff

Pharmaceutical Executive

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) reports that it has “strengthened its commitment in China”.

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) reports that it has “strengthened its commitment in China”. Federation delegates are this week concluding a visit to Beijing to establish “a better understanding of the numerous healthcare reforms underway in China … and explore closer paths of cooperation in global drug development between China and Europe”.

The EFPIA delegation included global CEOs, EFPIA Director General Richard Bergstrom, and EFPIA President and Sanofi CEO, Chris Viehbacher. The delegates have taken part in a series of events in Beijing, including a conference on Translational Medicine and a workshop on Transparency and Good Governance.

Viehbacher commented: “EFPIA is committed to fostering productive relations with China… The research-based pharmaceutical industry is a global industry, and this visit marks an important milestone in fostering understanding between international health care leaders and promoting awareness about the advancements taking place in China’s life sciences sector.”