Sandoz is supplying APIs to a Cameroonian generics firm as part of an alliance to raise standards and boost production in sub-Saharan Africa.
The German affiliate of Sandoz, 1A Pharma, will supply its partner, Cameroon-based Cinpharm, with raw materials and collaborate to raise standards to cGMP (current good manufacturing practices).
“With this agreement, we will be able to further increase our ongoing commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa and pave the way for local production of high-quality, affordable medicines”, Nick Haggar, Sandoz head of Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, said.
Cinpharm built a production plant in 2010 and the first task of the partnerships is to bring this facility up to cGMP. Sandoz will also supply APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and other raw materials to Cinpharm.