Farmacuba, expands its import catalog
BY ROXANA CONSUEGRA / PHOTOS: JOSÉ (TITO) MERIÑO
FARMACUBA is an import-export company of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba (BioCubaFarma), integrated to the Organización Superior de Dirección Empresarial (OSDE). In view of the new economic and commercial strategy that the country has outlined to guarantee closed-circuit operations, the center is immersed in the expansion of its import line.
In this sense, Eng. Liss Llanes Otero, FARMACUBA’s Deputy Director, explained, in an interview granted to CubaPLUS magazine, that the institution has a catalog exceeding 10,000 items of imports per year. It includes the necessary components for the manufacture of basic medicine table products, as well as the materials of specific packaging - primary, secondary and tertiary - for the distribution and commercialization of the medicines.
Among them are aluminum tubes, bottles, saline bags and glass bulbs from European countries. The raw materials (Apis) mainly come from manufacturers in India and China. Various technological equipment comes from Italy and Germany, while other products such as spare parts and medicines are imported from South America. Llanes Otero also explains that they have specialized in the acquisition of products such as reagents, diagnostics, culture media and live animals free of pathogens for research.
Although the main clients continue to be from the biopharmaceutical industry, the growing demand from companies in other sectors has spurred on a diffusion into new market segments. For being an organization of proven experience with suppliers and distribution channels, FARMACUBA also imports to third parties, said the specialist.
Cupet has been one of those who have hired the services of FARMACUBA for the acquisition of “clean areas”, necessary for chemical analysis of oil. This classification refers to the panels, lights and accessories for the infrastructure of such areas, as well as the technological equipment required.
Import applications are varied and FARMACUBA is not positioned in the biopharmaceutical sector alone; its operations are growing and the tuning fork is expanding services towards Cuba. They maintain a close collaboration with other importing companies such as MEDICUBA, which keep them constantly updated, regarding the suppliers and prices established in the market, while ensuring better conditions for the country in view of the existing demands.
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