Thursday, May 30, 2013

Agreement between LIF and San Francisco Town Hall

    LIF signed an important agreement with the public laboratory of San Francisco Town Hall (Córdoba province).
    The main objective is to provide mutual assistance in production of medicines.
    Both laboratories will exchange technology and scientific information.
    Due to this agreement, San Francisco Laboratory’s staff members will be able to receive training in production of medicines under GMP requirements and LIF will be able to provide its medicines in San Francisco. 
    The meeting took place at LIF headquarters, where Carlos Arques, Diego Bruno and Guillermo Cleti (LIF’s board members) and Roberto Ganin (LIF’s General Manager) met with San Francisco’s representatives: Fernando Bianchi (Director), Javier Quiñones (Technical Director), Norma Camissaso (Pharmacist) and Ana Cervetto (Administration).

Laboratorio Municipal de San Francisco (LMSF)
    LMSF is localized in the industrial park of San Francisco city.
    The main objective is to provide its medicines for primary healthcare in San Francisco.
    LMSF produces 38 drugs in different presentations: tablets, topical skin preparations as creams, syrups and liquid.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

LIF will deliver antibiotics in Corrientes

    LIF participated in the latest bid announced by Health Ministry of Corrientes to buy different medicines.
    LIF had the best price for Amoxicillin 500 mg tablets, Cephalexin 500 mg tablets, Amoxicillin Pediatric Suspension and Cephalexin Pediatric Suspension.
This will be the first experience, in which the Laboratory will deliver its medicines for primary healthcare in Corrientes.
    Programa Provincial de Producción Pública de Medicamentos (PPPPM)
LIF’s  main objective is to provide medicines for primary healthcare in Santa Fe. Once this main objective has been reached LIF will be able to provide medicines to other provinces, cities and national programs through the PPPPM.    
    Thus in the last five years, LIF has provided its medicines to other provinces (Misiones, Formosa, Corrientes and Río Negro), city governments (Bahía Blanca and Mar del Plata in the province of Buenos Aires; Concordia (Entre Ríos province); Córdoba and Remediar Program of the National Health Ministry.

LIF had the best price for antibiotics in Córdoba

    LIF participated in the latest bid announced by Health Secretary of Córdoba city to buy different medicines. 
    On this occasion, LIF had the best price for Amoxicillin 500 mg (250.000 tablets) and Cephalexin 500 mg (150.000 tablets). 
    This was the first participation to LIF in Córdoba. 
    Since 2008, the provincial Laboratory has reached an important presence with its medicines all over the country. 
    In the last five years, the Santa Fe Government invested 7 million U$D in machinery, equipment, building and staff training. This continual and important investment allowed an increase in LIF’s medicine production.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lecture at Observatorio Iberoamericano

On Tuesday, May 8 th, LIF’s Board of Directors member Guillermo Cleti gave a presentation about state production of medicines.

The lecture, entitled: “State Production of Medicines, a State Policy in Santa Fe”, took place at the Government House in Rosario.

The meeting was organized by Observatorio Iberoamericano de Políticas y Sistemas de Salud.

LIF Director started the presentation talking about LIF’s experience at as an example of an efficient state-run company.

Then he gave information about the advances in state production in Santa Fe, its importance as a tool for the population to access medicines and the investment in the last five years.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Annual general meeting at LIF

    On Tuesday, April 30th the Annual General Meeting took place at LIF headquarters.
    Dr. Miguel Cappiello (President of LIF’s Executive Committee), Lic. Adriana Restivo (Government Representative), the Board of Directors and the Trustee attended the meeting.
    On this occasion, the members approved the annual report and financial statement for 2012.
    The board of Directors shared copies of a report about different activities that will take place at the company in the near future.


    After the meeting, Dr. Miguel Cappiello visited different production areas where he could share experience and information with LIF’s staff members.      
    Finally Dr Cappiello had the chance to visit the new areas for maintainance and repair that have recently been built with an investment of $900,000.-

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pharmacist internship at LIF

    The first pharmacist internship at LIF concluded in March. 
    This activity was the first experience since the agreement of “Mutual collaboration and internship” between LIF and Pharmacists’ College was signed in 2012.
    Pharmacist Alejandro Ferrarasi was the first graduate selected by both institutions. He gained instruction and experience in the practice of pharmaceutical industry during last nine-months. 
    Ferrarasi received formal training under the supervision of LIF’s Managers in different areas: production, quality, legal and quality assurance. 
    “It was a great learning experience for me. As a pharmacist student, I always wanted to know about the pharmaceutical industry. It was very interesting to practice at a state-run laboratory of medicines such as LIF”, Ferrarasi said.

Ph. Guillermo Cleti, Lic. Patricia Peirotti, Bioq. Diego Bruno, Ph. Alejandro Ferrarasi and Ph. Cecilia Selis