French pharmaceutical group ‘Servier’ celebrated 15 years of operation in Georgia at an event attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health, industry specialists and company partners.
The official meeting was opened by Maia Khetsuriani, Director of Servier in Georgia and the First adviser to French Ambassador, Eric Tosatti. Maia Khetsuriani recalled the development period and path to success. According to her, the support of the French central office was always important.
The 15 years of Servier was said to have been interesting, diverse and challenging in Georgia. Since 2003, the company has undergone various phases of development. The company is focused on patients and on providing them the best possible therapeutic treatment. In 2018 various valuable and unique projects in cardiology, endocrinology and phlebology were organized by Servier Georgia. During the meetings current medical issues were present in impressive and unique formats to different specialists. In 2018, Servier’s first oncologic product was introduced in Georgia.
Maia Khetsuriani, Director of Servier in Georgia, commented:
“In 2018, Servier’s first oncologic product was introduced in Georgia. Servier’s office has been actively involved in awareness-raising campaign for colorectal cancer. A number of activities are planned, which include a scientific conference for Georgian oncologists with the participation of international speaker, as well as seminars for oncologists to discuss patient cases. Everything started in 2015, when Taiho Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Servier signed an agreement on the development and commercialization of Lonsurf. Georgian patients have the opportunity to receive Lonsurf through the universal healthcare program with 80% co-funding.”
Servier, the first independent pharmaceutical group, was founded in 1954. Jacques Servier an academic Doctor of Medicine and Pharmaceutics in Orleans (France), founded a pharmaceutical company of nine employees at the age of 30. Servier is France’s leading independent pharmaceutical company and is the second French pharmaceutical company in the world. Servier opened its first office outside of France in London in 1964. Today, Servier works in 149 countries.