Technology Transfer in Brazil

Expand access to Reyataz for HIV/AIDS patients in Brazil.

Technology Transfer in Brazil

In November 2011, BMS signed a technology transfer agreement with the Brazilian Ministry of Health to further expand access to Reyataz® (atazanavir sulfate) for patients with HIV/AIDS in Brazil.

BMS will help build the capacity and skills required for the Brazilian government to produce a sustainable, high quality supply of atazanavir and will enable the government to become, over time, the sole source of atazanavir in Brazil.

The agreement transfers the manufacture and distribution of atazanavir sulfate 200 mg and 300 mg capsules in Brazil from BMS to Farmanguinhos, a technical-scientific unit of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and the largest official pharmaceutical laboratory of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, and Nortec Quimica, a local manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).


  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail against serious diseases. Around the...

  • Ministry of Health (Brazil)

    Brazil | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Ministry of Health is a body of the Federal Executive Power that is in charge of organizing and outlining public plans and policies oriented to promote, prevent and assist the...

  • Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

    Government, Implementing NGO
    Brazil | Staff size: 10,000+

    Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, known as Fiocruz), attached to the Brazilian Ministry of Health in Rio de Janeiro is the most prominent science and technology...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Brazil
  • Start Date 2011