October 27, 2022 – With the support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized an interactive, physical tour of the facilities of a leading Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant factory in Tbilisi.
The physical tour of the manufacturing site was planned as a complementary activity, enriching the overall experience received from participating in the broader training program on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Therefore, the tour was delivered as a continuation of the series of trainings on the quality standard, ongoing since May 2022.
The tour was held for the Georgian biopharmaceutical cluster, which brings together both bacteriophage and herbal pharmaceutical companies and their supporting institutions and aims to help members develop competitiveness, increase sales and gain access to new markets.
The tour was organized under the UN Joint program on Innovative Action for Private Sector Competitiveness in Georgia. The program is funded by the European Union (EU) with a budget of USD 6 million and implemented by four UN agencies – the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The participants observed manufacturing facilities and the laboratory on site, reinforcing their theoretical knowledge gained during the trainings with practical observation. Two representatives were invited from 6 pharmaceutical companies to attend the tour.
The European Union and (UNIDO) will continue to support the Georgian biopharmaceutical cluster in the future in various directions.