Thursday, May 24, 2018

Medicines Public Tender at LIF

A new medicines procurement bidding took place at LIF for three days. More than 90 drugs were required.


 
     On May 4th, 7th and 8th the medicines procurement tender took place at LIF. These medicines will be delivered in healthcare institutions of Santa Fe province.
     Hormone injections, tablets, insulins, different injectable drugs, liquid oral administration medicines and creams were the different dosage forms.
     The initial budget for this tender was $ 87.985.459,66.- (ARG) to purchase 95 different drugs.
     This activity was led by DIF’s staff members.
     DIF (Droguería Industrial Farmacéutica) is a LIF’s area to purchase medicines and where the Health Ministry of Santa Fe also participated through the “Red de Medicamentos y Tecnología Farmacéutica” and “Secretaría de Administración”.
     The main objective of this activity is optimize the drug procurement system, as well as the expenditure control, neutralise the price dispersion and improve through the scale economy.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Members from Different Organizations of Cañada de Gómez City Visited LIF

They explored the facilities and received information about public productions of medicines.
 
     Members from different social organizations, political parties, communes, and civil servants from health, education and disability participated in this meeting.
     Members of the LIF's Communication Area welcomed the visitors and then they watched the LIF’s institutional video.
     Afterwards, the visitors received a lecture about public production of medicines and the different projects that LIF has been developing in the last years.
     Subsequently, the visitors made a guided tour in the different facilities led by LIF’s staff members.
     Finally, the group, LIF’s Directors and staff members shared a lunch and exchanged their experiences.




Staff Members of Sayago Hospital Visited LIF

A group of Sayago Hospital’s staff members explored the different facilities and received a lecture about public production of medicines.  
 
     Physicians, nurses, secretaries, technicians and psychologists from Sayago Hospital participated in this activity.
     First, LIF’s Directors welcomed the visitors and then they watched the LIF’s institutional video.
     Second, LIF’s Communication Area members gave information about the different activities that LIF has been making in the last years.
     Subsequently, the visitors made a guided tour in the different facilities led by LIF’s staff members.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LIF Participated in the Fair for Municipalities and Communes

The activity took place in different days and each provincial node. Authorities of municipalities and communes attended. Lectures and showrooms were the activities organized.



     The activity called "Municipios y Comunas en red, capacitación para autoridades locales más feria de proyectos" and it had different lectures in each provincial node.
     Authorities of different municipalities and communes around the province attended the meetings.
     LIF had its participation in a stand where LIF’s staff gave merchandising and information.
     LIF and ASSAL* were the two Health Ministry’s Institutions that participated in the event.
     Rosario, Santa Fe, Rafaela, Wheelright (Venado Tuerto node) and Reconquista were the cities where the different meetings occurred.

* ASSAL: Agencia Santafesina de Seguridad Alimentaria - Santafesina Food Safety Agency

Friday, April 6, 2018

Opening Ceremony for a New Development Area

Miguel Lifschitz, Santa Fe’s Governor, participated in the ceremony. The project demanded an investment of $45 million (ARG).

This new area will allow to develop and produce medicines to treat patients with tuberculosis. Consequently, LIF might be a possible public producer of these medicines for Argentina.

     Rifampicin + Isoniazid + Pyrazinamide (triple association); Rifampicin + Isoniazid (double association); Isoniazid 100 mg / 300 mg and Ethambutol 400 mg are the medicines to develop and produce.
     This new leading facility will also allow to increase the LIF’s production capacity by 50%.
     For this project, the Provincial Government invested $25 million (ARG) and the National Government contributed with $20 million (ARG).
     Miguel LIfschitz (Santa Fe’s Governor); Andrea Uboldi (Santa Fe’s Health Minister); Miguel González (Provincial Senator), Hermes Binner (Santa Fe’s ex Governor); the Ministers: Pedro Morini (Public Works); Julio Genesini (Labor); Claudia Balagué (Education); Jacinto Speranza (Environment); Verónica Geese (Energy State Secretary); LIF’s Board of Directors: Diego Bruno, Jorge Stettler, Guillermo Cleti and Carlos Arques.
     “It is important to have the medicines for all people. That includes the medicines for common diseases as well as rare diseases. For that, we support the public production of medicines like a firm state policy”, expressed Miguel Lifschitz.
     Juan Carlos Zabalza (Cabinet Coordinator); the Provincial Deputies: Clara García, Julio Garibaldi and Jorge Henn; Emilio Jatón (Santa Fe’s city Councilman; Leonardo Caruana (Rosario’s Health Secretary); Pablo Saccone (State Prosecutor) and Adrián Bonivardi (Dean of Faculty of Chemical Engineering - UNL) also participated in the ceremony.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Meeting of Health Extended Cabinet at LIF

Members of the cabinet from different places of the province participated in this meeting. Health Minister Andrea Uboldi led the activity. There was a guided tour on the facilities.

     The activity was organized and led by Santa Fe’s province Health Minister Andrea Uboldi. It took place at the LIF’s multiple use room.
     Members of the Health Cabinet; Health Coordinators of each node; Sub Region Coordinators; Directors of different hospitals (2nd and 3rd level); LIF’s Boards of Directors and Managers participated in the meeting.
     The agenda included specific topics about LIF such as: delivery of medicines for the Public Health System of Santa Fe and National Government; development progress and production of medicines to treat patients with tuberculosis; delivery of opioids; and development of new medicines. These topics were presented by LIF’s Board of Directors.
     They also talked and analysed different problems linked with the use of medicines around the province.
     All the attendees had the possibility to explored the LIF’s facilities through a guided tour. 
 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Meeting between LIF and Hemoderivados Lab

Business meeting to strengthen the activities between both institutions. The visitors explored the new research area.
 


     Jorge Sttetler and Guillermo Cleti ( LIF’s Directors), and Horacio Coutaz (Trustee) received Pascual Fidelio (Director of LH-UNC*) and Maximiliano Flynn (Marketing Manager of LH-UNC).
     During the meeting, the attendants analyzed a list of different medicines which the Santa Fe’s Health Ministry frequently buys by public tender. Some of these might be produced through an associated work between LIF and LH-UNC.
     “The main idea is to use the capacities and specialization of both laboratories. Today, LIF produces powder and tablets. On the other hand, LH-UNC is specialized in low volume injectable drugs. We have talked about them complementing us,” expressed Guillermo Cleti.
     “We are here with the specific intention to continue linking both institutions, more and better. The exchange of experiences, the joint projects and the production of more medicines to improve the health and quality of life of people are our shared goals,” said Pascual Fidelio.
     “In Argentina, along with the history of the public production of medicines, the laboratories have never competed. We have always encouraged learning and working together. The availability and accessibility of safe and quality medicines are the objectives,” said Jorge Stettler.
     After meeting, the new research area was showed to the visitors. Cecilia Selis (LIF’s Technical Director) led the group through the facilities.

*LH-UNC: Laboratorio de Hemoderivados - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

National Health Ministry’s Tender: LIF offered the best prices in two medicines

International Public Tender No 80-0027-LPU17 of National Health Ministry (NHM).
     

     Enalapril 10 mg (7.256.970 tablets) and Cephalexin 500 mg (4.430.608 tablets) were the medicines with which LIF offered the best prices.
     Meanwhile, LIF’s Metformin (tablets) was the second best price on the offer.
     LIF competed in this international public tender with more than 20 participating laboratories.
     Since 2008, LIF has been a responsible, efficient and serious supplier of the NHM.
     Quality and prices near prime cost are its more important strength, together with the medicines as a common good.