Pharma and Life Sciences

Both pharmaceutical and medical device companies, combine different business platforms, taking advantage of Uruguay´s value proposition: stability, no restrictions on foreign exchange and repatriation of profits, outstanding tax exemptions, talent availability and quality of life, cold chain and logistics to access Brazil and countries in the region minimizing time and costs.

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The most developed business schemes include the location of regional Headquarters, F & A BackOffice services, HR services, supply chain coordination, as well as the centralization of intra-company trading or procurement for regional factories.

The country a particularly strategic site for the development of logistics and trading activities, both as a result of its geographic location and advantageous legal & tax framework.

Uruguay has a long tradition in the pharmaceutical industry, successful entrepreneurs and talent pool with vast experience and knowledge.

Uruguay is an attractive innovation hub for research institutes and R&D centers of Life Science companies. The country offers government support coupled with a synergetic ecosystem that nurtures life science companies investing in Uruguay. In addition, Uruguay has a high potential for multicenter clinical research projects.

International companies in Uruguay

ASTRAZENECA

“The cooperation we get with Uruguay has been a key factor that has enable us to improve our supply chains, access more patients, protect our products, ensure that we achieve everything we set out to do.”

Julian Wann, Global Category Leader of Freight and Logistics

MERCK

"Uruguay’s favorable legal framework, high democracy index and one of the best economic climates in the region provide an ideal business environment".

Gabriela Brancato, managing director. 

MEGALABS

"Megalabs decided to develop its operations in Uruguay because of its legal certainty, human resources quality and free zone scheme".

Gianclaudio Broggi, general manager. 

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Alejandro Ortiz
Specialist - Investment & Aftercare
aortiz@uruguayxxi.gub.uy
(598) 2915 3838 int. 205