A protein covered by a primary, unimportant lipid has got us in quite a mess. well damn. On the 19th we took it away from Covid, that we are already in the year 2023… Mar Gimeno from Zaragoza is Vice President of Global Planning for Supply Chain of Teva, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company in generics.
How about here, in Zaragoza?
on Christmas. I live in Tel Aviv, but I came to see family.
His professional travel schedule is very interesting.
I have degree in pharmacy and PhD in health science. I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years, always in planning and operations. I started in Zaragoza in 2007, because Teva also has a factory in Zaragoza. I lived in Pennsylvania, USA in 2012. Later, in Ulm in Germany. And since 2015, in Tel Aviv, where the company’s headquarters are located.
How was the imprisonment in Israel?
Israel is a unique country that has a very high concept of security. There both men and women go to the army. Here (in Israel) the lockdown was very strict. It was closed before and for a long time.
You know very well the key to the impact of the pandemic on communication.
It has had a remarkable impact. and many more in the health-related world, such as a pharmacist. My team is in charge of all the methodology, data analysis.
Those figures should be very interesting. Abbreviation a. C. and d. DC. There are people who have shifted them to covid: before covid and after covid …
I went through problems with China. They shut everything down there. I was then in charge of planning for Asia, Oceania, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
How can this entire market be captured numerically?
The company invoices between $15,000 and $20,000 million.
Spain budgeted public spending in 2021 of around 600,000 million euros.
I think the comparison shows the importance of the data. We sell 76 billion unit doses of generic drugs. Time in transport, parameters have changed. Earlier, aluminum orders from China used to arrive in three months. Now in a year and a half.
Has the war in Ukraine also had an effect?
Undoubted. The main producer of aluminum is China and then Russia. Many raw materials, such as corn, come from Russia and Ukraine. Corn is used for alcohol. Ethanol is fermented corn. corn and wheat, so that the tablet as an aggregator does not fall apart. As a lubricant, so you swallow the pill and don’t choke. Corn and wheat starch are used to produce antibiotics.
An envelope, a blister pack of pills, even the cap of an injection vial contains aluminum.
We have China.
Stated clearly and concisely: China is the pharmacy of the world. India has also developed, although 68 percent of India’s active ingredients come from China.
Will Europe be able to regain hegemony in this region?
The data does not support that thesis.
Europe and the United States have shifted the production of active ingredients to Asia. Environmental laws and costs have forced this movement over the past 20 years.
And what does science say about it?
I will explain it to you again with data. From 2000 to 2020, the number of active ingredient production certificates in Europe has increased 3.6-fold. In the same time, Chinese certificates have multiplied by 22, and Indian ones by 16.6. Currently, there are more Indian (1,559) than European (1,260) certificates of fitness.
Dr. Gimeno, everything has become very clear.