IFPMA in Brief

IFPMA in Brief

IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 2 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the life of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.

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Our membership has three levels tailored to meet specific needs. Full Members have to be R&D-based pharmaceutical companies or national associations whose membership includes innovative pharmaceutical companies; Associate Members of R&D-based pharmaceutical companies and national associations whose permanent staff numbers are less than five, and Affiliate Members that are organizations, associations, companies and institutions who are supportive of the R&D-based


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