APIs (Active Pharmaceutical
Ingredients) are responsible
for the therapeutic effect
of formulated drugs (medicines)
What are APIs?
APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) are responsible for the therapeutic effect of formulated drugs (medicines). APIs are produced through highly technological industrial processes during their research as well as their development and commercial production.
Europe has traditionally had a very strong and important API manufacturing base with a high level of technical competence.
Components of medicines
This mission can only be achieved by levelling the global playing field, through an effective industrial policy for the API sector, which contributes to improve its competitiveness and high quality standards.
In Europe and beyond
The API market is a global business integrated into the pharmaceutical supply chain, in which APIs are the most important components in terms of clinical efficacy and value.
An effective industrial policy for active pharmaceutical ingredients should improve the competitiveness of the API industry in Spain and the EU, as well as facilitate its better access to other geographical areas.