Pfizer invests in clinical research in Mexico

US pharmaceutical “Pfizer” announced that this year will invest about 280 million pesos in clinical research in Mexico.

By Valeria Bigurra Wednesday, June 8, 2016 comments

US pharmaceutical “Pfizer” announced that this year will invest about 280 million pesos in clinical research in Mexico.

 

Alfredo Chi, medical director of the company in Mexico, said, quoted in an article in Forbes that the company has great confidence in researchers and centers in the country, so they have decided to collaborate with Mexican specialists, as well in practically all health institutes and academic institutions such as the UNAM.

 

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Pfizer currently have 60 research protocols involving more than 800 patients, and if the support from government agencies continues, Mexico would be positioned among the top 10 countries that perform this activity in the world.

 

The company is focusing mostly in cancer treatments, as well as chronic and degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular problems, and methods to combat discomfort associated with pain and inflammation.

 

pfizerImagen Original: “New York City – Pfizer World Headquarters” por Norbert Nagel, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany bajo licencia CC BY-SA 3.0, vía Wikimedia Commons.

 

The executive added that Pfizer devotes great energy to bring and do research processes, to offer products and medications that are safe and effective, in order to prolong the life of the population and the Mexicans.

 

Globally, the US company allocates between 17% and 18% of its annual total investment – about 7,000 million – in research processes that are carried out in the more than 120 countries where it operates.

 

Currently the company is preparing to launch a new drug for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.