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KRPIA Is Dedicated to Sustainable, Healthier Lives through

the Development of Innovative New Medicine.

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The Creation of Hope and Happiness by Developing New Drugs

“The innovative new drugs that are produced and provided through continuous R&D will enhance the public's quality of life ”

Korean Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association(KRPIA) represents all its member pharmaceutical compa­nies that produce innovative new drugs through continuous R&D activities to enhance patients' health and to enrich the quality of their lives. KRPIA is striving to create an environment where local and global research-oriented pharmaceutical companies actively invest in developing new drugs and contribute to enhancing the health of all humankind. KRPIA was established in March 1999 and gained official approval for an incorporated association by the Ministry of Health and Welfare(MOHW) in June 2000 and by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) in 2014. As of 2018, its membership includes a total 43 research-oriented pharmaceutical companies.


Provide the best treatment rapidly and properly to patients in Korea based on the hightest drug R&D capabilities and information.


Contribute to the healthcare and medical industries in Korea, in which the value of innovative new drugs is recognized as a responsible partner in placing top priority on patients.


01 KRPIA will support the development of innovative drugs and their rapid supply
02 KRPIA will establish ethical business practice in the pharmaceutical industry
03 KRPIA will raise contribution of the pharmaceutical industry to the national health improvement
04 KRPIA will provide the most up-to-date information on drugs