In 1997, PIA-PR incorporated the Affiliate Membership concept and invited a select group of pharmaceutical industry suppliers, vendors, consultants and professionals participate to forge a mutually beneficial long term alliance. Chosen because of their tradition of support to the pharmaceutical industry, these organizations are representative of PIA-PR’s business partners and have enriched the Association's member companies with their quality products and services. Following are excerpts from their Affiliate Member organization's many products and services.
Caribbean Industrial Construction, S. E. serves pharmaceutical, industrial and Commercial industries as General Contractor in Puerto Rico. CIC is a locally owned company established in 1983 by Fred Gallo and Gustavo A. Hermida. It’s theme, Building Better Tomorrows, has been the driving force behind the company’s success. Key to CIC’s successful growth is its firm belief in being 100% client oriented, quality driven, and safety conscience, and its cost containment and schedule awareness. CIC initially began general contracting pharmaceutical projects, including renovations, GMP upgrades, expansions and new facilities construction, such as sterile and clean rooms. In expanding during the last two years to serve industrial and Commercial sectors, CIC has provided design / build and construction management as well as general contracting services. The Associated General Contractors of America has awarded CIC the Certificate of Excellence for Safety Programs. CIC has implemented its Teaming Partners Program, a state-of-the-art program that incorporates a Continuous Improvement process.
IMS Health (NYSE: RX) is the world's leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. They offer a variety of solutions to help clients understand the marketplace, improve marketing effectiveness and optimize sales productivity. With a presence in more than 100 countries and over 50 years of experience, IMS applies leading-edge technologies to transform billions of pharmaceutical transactions collected from thousands of sources into strategic insights. Interpreted and analyzed by IMS experts, these insights are an unmatched source of trends and perspectives about the pharmaceutical marketplace - precise market intelligence that can be translated into action.
In today's complex healthcare marketplace, a growing set of audiences depend on IMS to yield the most accurate perspective of global market dynamics. Their clients rely on them for information and insights into: 1. Commercial Effectiveness: From strategy through implementation, they help clients transform their commercial models, optimize sales force productivity, and manage sales territories to align with the realities of today's environment. 2. Portfolio Strategy and Post-Merger Integration: With fewer resources and greater competition, it's imperative that clients accurately access market potential and business development opportunities to optimize shareholder return. Their next generation services help clients make better informed business decisions. 3. Launch Readiness and Brand Management: IMS capabilities include launch planning and implementation to speed time to market and capture peak share during the critical launch phase. For more mature brands, their services include market segmentation, positioning, lifecycle management for prescription and consumer health pharmaceutical products, and health economics and outcomes research. 4. Consulting and Services: Their IMS experts provide customized qualitative and quantitative analyses to help clients identify and evaluate market trends, strategies and tactics, and develop and implement customized software applications and data warehousing tools. Their end-to-end solutions -integrating unparalleled information, analytics, consulting and services- play a central role in supporting high-quality, cost-effective healthcare.
In February 1993, Pharma Bio Serv was established as a service company that offered technical services, process validation, cleaning procedures, product and process transfers, process optimization, and quality and regulatory compliance programs to the pharmaceutical industry. Pharma Serv is the regulatory compliance and validation largest company in Puerto Rico. The vision of the company is to provide high quality services to the pharmaceutical and related industries to maintain or improve their quality standards and competitive value. We currently provide cGMP compliance, commissioning, process engineering, a full range of validation services including computerized and automated systems, technology transfer, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental and training services to pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology industries in Puerto Rico, Latin America, US and Europe.
PACIV is a control system engineering firm specializing in single source solutions of control system, instrumentation, and regulatory compliance services for their client's plant sites. One of their differentiators is the fact that they have a wide range of associates who provide seamless transition, full accountability and total commitment for these inter-related services; from their instrument technicians to support all instrumentation services needed to put together a functional control system, automation engineers who design, configure and maintain control systems and engineers and consultants with the knowledge and experience necessary to satisfactorily meet all FDA regulatory compliance requirements and industry guidelines as per ICH, ISPE (GAMP/C&Q) and ASTM.
Their unique combination of one-stop-shop, technical expertise and commitment culture allows them to minimize time to market, reduce costs through economies of scale and meet all corporate and applicable regulatory compliance agency requirements. PACIV is a Harvard Business School case study. They have also received numerous recognitions including: The Best 20 Best Employers in Puerto Rico and Global Supplier of the Year by Eli Lilly and Company.
CRB Caribe, LLP provides full engineering and architectural design services to its biotech, pharmaceutical and industrial clients in Puerto Rico and South America. Services include mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and architectural design, and construction support and permitting. Regardless of the size or type of project, CRB Caribe works as a team with the owner, contractors, suppliers, and construction managers to make the project a success. Established in 2004, CRB Caribe has built a staff of over 40 with a culture of integrity, loyalty, determination, enthusiasm, and dedication to client satisfaction.
MC-21, was established in 1998 to develop and administer unique, tailored, and flexible pharmacy programs for corporations, managed care organizations, unions, government agencies, and others. Working very closely with clients to achieve their goals by integrating all pharmacy benefit components: clinical services, care management, technology, rebates, and administrative support. They became the first Puerto Rican PBM to receive the full Pharmacy Benefit Management accreditation on URAC. This achievement reaffirms the company’s commitment to quality and safety in health care. URAC is an independent, nonprofit organization, leader in promoting high quality health care through its accreditation and certification programs.
MC-21 has achieved the servicing of 40% of the population in the Commercial/Managed Care Organization, private, Medicare/Medicaid markets in Puerto Rico. Moreover, MC-21 successfully processes over 28 million claims annually, which represents over $1.0 billion in drug spend, while managing over 500 different pharmacy plan designs. As of today, their pharmacy network includes over 52,000 independent and major chain pharmacies throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
PharMaCon, Inc. is a unique, integrated marketing and communications firm that focuses on healthcare services and products. They were the first to establish educational programs for patients within a medical office, and first to develop specialized centers for a specific medical condition within hospitals.
First established by Ivelisse Casillas in 2000 as a consulting firm, it later evolved into a full-service marketing, communications, and advertising group. Today, PharMaCon provides a full gamma of services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and health related organizations. Their mission is to provide expert leadership and support their clients to reach their business objectives with their unique understanding of the pharmaceutical and health industries.
Prime Air Corp is a Full Service Logistic and Transportation Company in Puerto Rico established in 2001. They handle client emergencies and sensitive shipments. As a small business its focus in offering a personalized service shows that they are committed to providing the highest level of service and can transport anything from or to anywhere in the world.
The company specializes in on-time transportation, logistics, storage and large & heavy equipment. Emergency movements and raw materials like critical pharmaceutical supplies and production line stoppers. And their focus is in understanding the customers' transportation and logistics needs by providing “outside of the box” services and offering personalized assistance 24/7.
VWR Advanced Instruments, LLC, as part of VWR International, this company enables science by supplying critical products to the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, and governmental organizations. They provide their customers with an expansive choice of premiere products, such as chemicals, furniture, equipment, instruments, apparel and consumables, from a vast group of leading scientific manufacturers.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, VWR uses their expertise in supply chain and logistical services to enable customers to fully focus on their areas of expertise. From managing procurement processes to integrating supply chains, this company helps specialized research facilities and labs operate at maximum efficiency.