Who we are
In April 2013, South African research-based pharmaceutical companies that previously belonged to either Innovative Medicines SA (IMSA) or the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa (PIASA), integrated to form a new association: the Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry Association South Africa (IPASA). This move created a single, unified voice for like-minded pharmaceutical organisations operating in South Africa. IPASA represents 25 leading pharmaceutical companies who are dedicated to exploring, developing and bringing innovative, quality medicines to the South African market. Only companies that conduct their own research and development qualify for membership. As the South African representative of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), IPASA has global reach and access to the latest developments in medicines and treatments around the world. Working groups drawn from our member companies collaborate closely with an aim to contribute to the ongoing development of the South African healthcare sector.