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Ana Padua
Associate Director - Global Regulatory Affairs CMC Regulatory Intelligence at Merck Group


Ana has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience starting in Analytical Development and then Regulatory Affairs area by working for Medley, Novartis, Parexel and in the last years for Roche leading Regulatory Policy activities for LATAM. During this time, Ana worked actively with local and regional industry associations playing a leadership role. Ana is currently working since January 2019 at Merck Serono in CMC Regulatory Intelligence team in Switzerland supporting all regions. In September 2020, Ana, together with other colleagues, authored a publication at Journal of Public Health Policy on Registration Pathways to accelerate regulatory assessment of innovative medicines in Latin America (DOI 10.1057/s41271-020-00245-y9). Ana is Pharmacist and holds a master’s degree in Bioequivalence Studies.

Agenda Sessions

  • LATAM – Access to Innovation, Harmonization, Convergence, Reliance

  • Brazil: Key Regulatory Strategies