Welcome Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of APAC (Asia Partnership Conference of Pharmaceutical Associations). APAC was launched as an industry-driven initiative in 2012 by twelve R&D-based pharmaceutical associations* from eleven economies in Asia, that agree to work together to realize the mission; “To expedite the launch of innovative medicines for the peoples in Asia”. Since then, APAC has focused on activities in the fields of “Drug Discovery Alliances” (DA) and “Regulations and Approvals” (RA), to improve “Access to Innovative Medicines” (ATIM) in Asia.

Through our annual meetings, we have not only presented outcomes of the above two fields, but also provided unique opportunities for constructive discussions among regulators, academia and industries on timely topics, in which we have formed a better understanding of ATIM issues and ideas for solutions to those issues.

APAC’s mission can only be accomplished with close cooperation with various stakeholders such as government bodies, regulatory agencies and academia. In this regard, we are proud of our collaboration with the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference) Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee, where APAC’s activities have contributed to their efforts toward regulatory convergence in Asia.

We would also like to have stakeholders’ understanding and continued support to APAC’s activities toward the realization of our common goal “To expedite the launch of innovative medicines for the peoples in Asia”.

Yoshihiko Hatanaka
Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

* All of the APAC member associations belong to the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations; IFPMA.