Association of International Research-based Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers (SIFFA) is an open voluntary public organisation. The goal of SIFFA is to promote the operations of pharmaceutical companies in Latvia, to improve the healthcare quality, to increase the level of education and expertise of physicians, chemists and general public, as well as to promote and support the organised pharmaceutical market development in cooperation with governmental authorities.
SIFFA was founded in January 1996 and at present, unites 20 members, representing: AbbVie, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Berlin–Chemie/Menarini, Boeringer Ingelheim, Biogen, Eli Lilly, Gedeon Richter, Ipsen, Johnson & Johnson, Merck Serono, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Sanofi, Santen, Servier International, Takeda.
SIFFA members are the world’s biggest manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, by their turnover and capitalisation also ranking among the world’s biggest companies in general. The Association members are engaged in both medicine production and development and research of new medicines.