Life science

Ventajas competitivas de los servicios farmacéuticos en Uruguay:

  • An industry with great experience: Uruguay has a long tradition in the life science industry and specialized human resources with vast experience in the area; characteristics necessary to provide services to international laboratories that demand high quality standards.
  • Talent at competitive costs: The country has a high availability of talent and human resources with clinical specialization at competitive costs. About 1,200 researchers surveyed in the National System of Researchers declared to work in areas of interest for the Life Sciences industry, both in the university and in specialized research centers. More than 40 thousand students are enrolled in careers related to the field.
  • International standards: the country provides a regulatory framework that encourages companies and laboratories to provide high quality services for international companies.
  • Research ecosystem: Uruguay offers great government support along with a synergistic ecosystem of research institutions that nurture life sciences companies in Uruguay. The majority of these institutions, as well as the free zones with specific developments for the sector (Zonamérica and Parque de las Ciencias) are concentrated in an area of ​​the metropolitan area of ​​Montevideo, constituting what is called the "axis of innovation".

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Competitive advantages of medical supplies in Uruguay:

  • Growing industry: Uruguay has a long tradition in the pharmaceutical industry. Companies and professionals are recognized for their vast experience and knowledge in the field. This industry is in full growth since 2004. Medications prepared for retail sale, vaccines, antisera and pharmaceutical formulations and articles are the main products exported .
  • Safe and reliable production:  More than pharmaceutical facilities have been authorized by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), a  whose majority has the Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Technology: modern technology has been invested in the sterile filling of biological products in syringes and venous lines, as well as in the production of molecular biology and immunodiagnostic kits and recombinant proteins.
  • Research ecosystem: Uruguay offers great government support along with a synergistic ecosystem of internationally renowned research institutions, such as the Pasteur Institute, which nurtures Life Science companies in Uruguay. In addition, the country has a high potential for multicenter clinical research projects.

Main exported products:

  • Drugs consisting of mixed or unmixed products, prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses
  • Preparations and pharmaceutical articles
  • Provitamins and vitamins and their derivatives
  • Hormones, prostagladins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes
  • Syringes, needles, catheters or similar
  • Antisera
  • Vaccines

Main destinations:[1]

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • USA

[1]The countries are listed in alphabetical order.

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