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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Our team has extensive experience with local and foreign companies, in the manufacturing and distribution fields, related to pharma products, medical devices and equipment, dietary supplements foodstuffs, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, foodstuffs. We also handle procedures for agricultural and animal husbandry products.

Our services include:

  • Health registration prosecution and modifications to standing registrations.
  • Market approval for innovative products.
  • Certifications and authorizations for manufacturing and storage facilities.
  • Advertising and labelling approvals.
  • Functional claims.
  • Administrative probes for health regulation infringements.

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero addresses the subject of Health regulations from an efficiency perspective and accompany the procedures of your company since the start of the project, up to post market issues.


Phar­ma­ceut­ic­al ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion and med­ic­al device ad­vert­ising in...
1. Which laws are ap­plic­able re­gard­ing ad­vert­ising of medi­cines and med­ic­al devices? 1.1 Medi­cines De­cree 677/1995Res­ol­u­tion 4536/1996Res­ol­u­tion 4320/2004 1.2 Med­ic­al devices De­cree 4725/2005 2. Are...
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in Colom­bia
Med­ic­al use Grow­ing, selling and im­port­ing can­nabis for med­ic­al use is al­lowed in Colom­bia.There are sev­er­al au­thor­it­ies in­volved in the au­thor­isa­tion pro­cesses. The ICA (the Colom­bi­an Agency for Ag­ri­cul­tur­al...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
Can­nabis in food, al­co­hol­ic bever­ages and di­et­ary sup­ple­ments
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in Colom­bia - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  Vac­cines in Colom­bia are vol­un­tary; hence...
And after wak­ing up, the face mask was still there
Face masks were not for­eign con­cepts for us be­fore the cur­rent pan­dem­ics. They have been used in in­dus­tri­al and health­care set­tings for a long time.And al­though this is not the case in Colom­bia, in sev­er­al...
Privates are still not al­lowed to im­port cov­id- 19 vac­cines even though...
Con­sid­er­ing the world health crisis, the Colom­bi­an Gov­ern­ment in search of over­com­ing the pan­dem­ic through a gen­er­al im­mun­iz­a­tion, is­sued Res­ol­u­tion 507 of 2021 which au­thor­izes privates to im­port vac­cines...
¿Worms for your lunch­box?
We could ar­gue (without get­ting too philo­soph­ic­al), that our food to some ex­tent is a cul­tur­al con­struc­tion. We are not go­ing to talk about this in this art­icle, but it is an in­ter­est­ing de­bate to de­term­ine...
We don't have to say again what we've already said count­less (too many) times about all that this year has meant to us, our fam­il­ies, and all as­pects of our lives.And des­pite the fact that this year has...
Face Masks as Med­ic­al Devices, To Be or not To Be
It has been a dif­fi­cult year. An atyp­ic­al year in which with­in all the chal­lenges we en­counter we have to ad­opt new habits. One of those, that most af­fects our daily lives is hav­ing to wear face masks...
AI in Life Sci­ences
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is not new: the term it­self was coined over 60 years ago. However, the con­ver­gence of data volume, pro­cessing power and tech­nic­al cap­ab­il­ity has con­vinced many that the AI era...
Pro­ced­ures of San­it­ary Reg­u­la­tion for “Non-In­dis­pens­able” Products in times...
In these strange times, the role of health au­thor­it­ies in re­gard to product man­age­ment is es­sen­tial to prop­erly handle and ward off the crisis. In Colom­bia, the au­thor­ity in charge of grant­ing au­thor­iz­a­tion...