Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Minister of Business and Mineral Sources Bandar Al-Khorayef confirmed that the Ministry goals to localize between 80% and 90% of Saudi Arabia’s want for insulin.
Al-Khorayef made the remarks, on Sunday, whereas collaborating within the International Well being Discussion board in Riyadh. He indicated that the Ministry is eager to draw qualitative funding within the pharmaceutical, and well being care sectors, in addition to to export to international markets.
For the reason that institution of the Therapies Localization and Improvement Committee in 2020, to attain well being and drug safety and is worried with figuring out the nationwide wants for medical medicine, it has obtained greater than 1,000 pharmaceutical preparations from a number of businesses such because the Ministry of Well being, The Saudi Meals and Medication Authority (SFDA), along with different related authorities,
There have been greater than 200 precedence therapies counted, constituting roughly 40% of the overall purchases of presidency well being businesses, which quantity to roughly SR14 billion, the minister stated, indicating that they’re presently working to localize a few of these medicines.
Al-Khorayef stated that the Vaccines and Biopharmaceuticals Business Committee got here to finish the Therapies Localization and Improvement Committee, in addition to to incorporate plenty of ministers and stakeholders.
The Vaccines and Biopharmaceuticals Business Committee is engaged on finding out and localizing plenty of very important pharmaceutical preparations, together with vaccines, insulin, plasma spinoff merchandise, in addition to all drugs and biosimilars, whose localization price, based on the ready methods, will exceed greater than 70%.
The variety of pharmaceutical factories registered within the Business and Mineral Sources Ministry reached to 84 factories, of which, 48 factories are licensed by SFDA, with whole investments approaching SR7 billion, the minister stated.
He added that the variety of medical units and tools factories reached 148 factories licensed by SFDA, with whole investments approaching SR3.1 billion.
Sudair Metropolis for Business and Companies will likely be an important in manufacturing medicines and medical tools units in Saudi Arabia, he famous.
Al-Khorayef confirmed that the Ministry is engaged on this file in accordance with a complete perspective, in integration with plenty of events with a purpose to appeal to extra international investments to the well being care sector in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry can also be engaged on growing the share of the native content material within the healthcare area, along with growing exports of pharmaceutical industries, which have to this point amounted to roughly SR1.5 billion.