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Servier inaugurates its subsidiary in Colombia

26 Mar 14

Servier, the leading independent French pharmaceutical group, has inaugurated its new subsidiary in Latin America, Servier Colombia, in the presence of the French Ambassador, Mr Jean-Marc Laforêt, and representatives of various Colombian public and private institutions and learned and medical societies.

With the launch of Servier Colombia, some forty jobs have been created in Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla and Cali. Many of the people concerned – physicians, engineers, pharmacists, scientists and administrative staff – are graduates of the various Colombian universities. For Pierre Faraldo, Servier’s Director for Latin America, “The high quality of Colombia’s universities is a major asset for a company like Servier which has a large scientific staff. The future development of Servier Colombia through the launch of new drugs will result in a significant increase in employment across the country”.

Servier Colombia intends to bring true added value to the drug market in Colombia, particularly in the fields of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, depression and bone and joint diseases, with oncology in the near future. During the inauguration, Régis Fedrigo, General Director of Servier Colombia, expressed “The wish to participate in optimising the treatment of Colombian patients, in close collaboration with health professionals, thanks to medical innovation contributed by Servier drugs”.

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