Human resources are the company’s most valuable asset. Petrovax Pharm team comprises more than 650 highly skilled employees. Most of them have a higher vocational education; many team members acquired valuable experience working in international projects, and a unique opportunity of studying foreign technologies, and getting a feel for high qualification standards. Part of the employees has scientific degrees such as PhDs, ShDs, academicians, professors.

The company’s commitment to innovative technologies and research requires continuous updating of knowledge, and upgrading of qualifications. Cooperation with pharmaceutical market research and production leaders provides for upgrading in real time, and fast respond to market challenges.

Petrovax Pharm’s concept is based on the development and manufacture of original products. The company holds more than 20 world patents for molecules, inventions, and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. It has an advanced in-house R&D center.

In situ, each product goes through a full lifecycle — from molecule inception to product implementation in medical practice. Ad hoc studies are conducted with participation of leading domestic and foreign research institutions. Such close cooperation provides for continuous upgrading of the employees’ qualifications. Presently, there are more than ten innovative products at different development stages in the company’s pipeline, and the relevant highly skilled personnel is required to manufacture them.

Training professionals not only for the company itself but for the Russian pharmaceutical industry overall is one of Petrovax Pharm’s priorities. The company focuses on organizing international scientific and educational exchange, scouts talented young people, involves them into research work, and makes them committed to science forever. The students may undergo training at a real manufacturing facility, and successful corporate academy graduates may have a chance to get hired at a prestigious company.

The most important part of Petrovax Pharm’s policy is the development of its own employees. The personnel training and assessment system is computerized; this system takes into account industry specifics pursuant to the ISPE guidelines. The program provided for increasing the efficiency of personnel record keeping and training as well as setting up a unified personnel development information system. Currently, the company uses the software types as follows: 1 °C for cost and management accounting; Solvo for warehouse management; FARDO for clinical studies and pharmaceutical product registration; and Flex Databases for pharmacovigilance.

Focusing on young promising specialists is another priority of the personnel strategy, which makes the framework for the implementation of a project targeting cooperation with leading core universities, and supporting student training programs.

The manufacturing facility employees undergo mandatory GMP trainings, and may improve their skills due to extra training courses. Annually, they have an opportunity of getting trained at Centers of Competence both in Russia and abroad.

The company operates to the current international standards that require strict compliance with occupational safety and health guidelines, and provision of social support for the employees. This is another evidence of Petrovax Pharm’s high level of social responsibility.

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