Ryad Mezzour: “Moroccan industry is making an exceptional leap”


Moroccan industry is making an “exceptional leap”, a “fabulous transformation” and above all an “endless ambition”, affirmed, Friday in Had Soualem, the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ryad Mezzour.

This is a new Morocco “which stands out in all sectors and fields to the point of achieving achievements and achievements that many countries have not yet managed to achieve, including so-called industrialized countries,” he said. underlined Mr. Mezzour on the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and Industry and Commerce, DASSAULT Systèmes de l’Amérique du Nord, BAYLOR College Of Medicine, SOTHEMA and REGENLAB in the areas of galenic development and clinical trials.

“It’s a real pleasure to see this project finally realized. We are proud of the achievements accomplished by the Moroccan laboratory SOTHEMA,” he said, noting that Axess Pharma, a 100% subsidiary of Sothema officially inaugurated this Friday, is a platform that uses the latest technologies by integrating them into specific development. products that few countries produce across the world, not just in Africa.

He continued that in-depth integration is an extremely important issue in the new industrial era, noting that King Mohammed VI continues to insist on the importance of sovereignty in this area.

Mr. Mezzour noted that industrial sovereignty requires in-depth integration, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, recalling the “need to reduce our dependence on certain products and to grasp the significant upheavals in terms of accessibility to the chemistry of these drugs.

Signed by the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, the CEO of the company Sothema Lamia Tazi, Dassault Systèmes (AMERICAS CORP,) represented by Jean- Philippe Laguerre, the Baylor College of medicine (United States, Texas) represented by Sharmila Anandasabapathy and Regenlab (Switzerland, United States) represented by Antonino Turzi, this partnership intervenes in application of the high instructions of King Mohammed VI relating to the support of projects for the generalization of social protection and universal health coverage.

This unique memorandum will give birth to the first ecosystem on an African scale specialized in galenic development (CDMO) and clinical trials (CRO) using new technologies and artificial intelligence with the aim of accelerating innovation and the development of drugs including anti-cancer drugs.

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