Udayana University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with PT. Indofarma Tbk
Udayana University started a collaboration with PT. Indofarma Tbk which was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Rector who in this case was represented by the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation, and Information at Udayana University with the President Director of PT. Indofarma Tbk is located at Casablanca Ballroom Hotel Mulia Nusa Dua, Friday (03/12/2021).
Also present from Udayana University, the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, the Coordinator of the Pharmacy Undergraduate Study Program, and Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Drs. I Made Agus Gelgel Wirasuta, Spt., M.Sc. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in this case is the faculty that initiated the collaboration with PT Indofarma Tbk.
President Director of PT. Indofarma Tbk Arief Pramuhanto in his speech said that Indofarma is one of the pharmaceutical SOEs that focuses on Pharma, Herbs, and Medical Devices. The dependence of the pharmaceutical industry on imported medicinal raw materials is currently very large, which is more than 90%. If we can enter into phytopharmaceuticals, which are mostly domestic raw materials, of course, it is hoped that it will reduce dependence on imported medicinal raw materials. Of course, to achieve this requires collaboration with universities and research institutions. Arief Pramuhanto hopes that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding will not only be a mere ceremony, but there will be executions with a clear timeline.
Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation, and Information at Udayana University Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes. In his remarks, he expressed his very high appreciation for Indofarma's willingness to accept a team from Udayana University, especially the Pharmacy Study Program as an entry point to be able to organize further activities. Of course, this collaboration must have a clear work plan which is one of the indicators and will be monitored at the end of the year.
The Vice Rector hopes that through technical cooperation with the Pharmacy Study Program, especially collaboration on the downstreaming of research results, if there are obstacles, they can be solved.