Announced in the 1st Policy Committee Meeting of the 6th Green Gold Conference

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“Green Gold Conference is Promoting the Herbal Medicine Industry”

 

 

 

The 1st policy committee meeting of the 6th Green Gold Conference was held on Saturday, December 9th. This meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Jaafar Mirfakhraei, secretary of the Association of Drug and Herbal Medicine Importers, Dr. Mahnaz Khanavi, general responsible for the Office of Natural, Traditional and Supplementary Products of IFDA, Dr. Amir Hossein Jamshidi, Consultant to the IFDA in promoting and developing scientific innovations in the manufacturing and supplying natural products and infants’ food, Dr. Mahmoud Falamarzian, CEO of Gol Darou Pharmaceutical Co., Dr. Qolamhissein Amin, professor at the faculty of pharmacy in Tehran Medicine University, Dr. Majid Davari, faculty member at the faculty of pharmacy in Tehran Medicine University, Dr. Kolsoum Kheirollahi, Administrator of the Supplements and Herbal Medicine Laboratories and Dr. Mehran Mirabzade Ardakani, assistant professor at the faculty of traditional pharmacy of Tehran Medicine University in the morning of December 9th, at the Iranian Food and Drug Administration IFDA. In this meeting, the expansion of target exporting markets of the natural products and herbal medicine industries was stressed upon as one of the main goals of holding the 6th Green Gold Conference. According to this meeting, holding specialized conferences and exhibitions in metropolitans, especially in Isfahan, is a great opportunity to showcase the latest achievements and capabilities of the national pharmaceutical industry in one of the most important centers of pharmacy in Iran and the home to Iranian herbal medicine.

According to the news secretariat, Dr. Mahmoud Falamarzian, CEO of Gol Darou Pharmaceutical Co., stressing on the objectives of Green Gold Conference, said that: “Currently, the share of herbal medicine in domestic markets has not reached the level it was supposed to reach and the goal of this exhibition is to promote herbal medicine and pharmaceutical products in this field.”

Stating that exports is beneficial for all parties, explained: “We do not know the ways to reach it. While in order to export, we need to be active in targeted markets, we need to fight to obtain our share in those markets. Therefore, we must work more actively towards this goal.”

Stressing on the fact that attracting the general society of pharmacists, graduates and scientists is of great importance, Falamarzian added that: “If the status of herbal medicine is still unclear domestically, is because graduates and scientists are employed less than they should be. Unfortunately, this is a generally dominant situation in the pharmaceutical industries and until now, we have not been able to attain these scientists in order to utilize their knowledge to move forward with the objectives of the industry.”

 

 

 

Presenting Documents is Successful in Commercial Success

Dr. Majid Davari, faculty member at the faculty of pharmacy at Tehran University of Medicine, stressing on the role of university in developing the industry, said: “The goal of academic researches is presenting a product that is utilized by the people. Although successful in this field, both nationally and internationally, the final product can be presented to the public and sold in the market.”

Pointing out the researches and documentations of universities, he said: “What we witness in the pharmaceutical industry today is that sufficient documents cannot be presented for all products. If we were to have exports, we must present documents to show that our product is of good quality, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Documentation can be very helpful with commercial success.”

“It is better for exporting incorporations to identify target markets and determine their market shares,” said Davari, regarding the improvement of exporting conditions. “We must not let the competition in domestic markets to infiltrate the targeted markets too.”

Dr. Kolsoum Kheirollahi, administrator of the Supplements and Herbal Medicine Laboratories, attending this meeting, spoke of the export of herbal medicine. “Documentation is one of the most important subjects in exports and it can be relied upon as a basis. In the reference laboratories, we are trying to experiment and confirm herbal medicine. This certificate is also very important for all natural products. That is because the laboratory is validated by the world and the World Health Organization WHO. Products with this certificate can be exported easily and compete in international markets.”

In the end, Dr. Amir Hossein Jamshidi, Consultant to the IFDA in promoting and developing scientific innovations in the manufacturing and supplying natural products and infants’ food said that: “The Green Gold Conference is neither like other scientific seminars in terms of being overtly specialized, nor like festivals with public audiences; it operates in a middle ground between the two.”

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