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Alejandra Del Rio

Alejandra Del Rio

Regulatory Affairs Manager


  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

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Senior Patent and Regulatory Specialist of Carey’s Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Group. Her work is focused in the preparation, processing and obtaining of sanitary registrations of pharmaceutical, veterinary and cosmetic products. She also has extensive experience in processing authorizations for the use and commercialization of foods, for human or animal use, as well as for medical devices. She also advises companies on intellectual property issues related to the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Chemical Pharmacist, Universidad de Chile (graduated with maximum distinction).
  • Degree in Quality Management and Leadership, Universidad de Chile (2000).
  • IP Courses, World Industrial Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Training Courses in examination and searches of patent applications in INAPI, EPO, OEPM and OMPI.
Areas of Practice

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Coordinator and Professor of the Diploma in Industrial Property Management, Invention Patents and Plant Varieties, Universidad de Chile (since 2019).
  • Coordinator and Professor of the Graduate Course of Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Universidad de Chile (since 2017).
  • Professor of Elective Undergraduate Course in Specialized Training, Universidad de Chile (since 2014).
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Legislation, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Professor of the Degree in Regulatory Affairs of Medicaments, Cosmetics and Medical Devices, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Professor of the Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Advanced Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Professor of the Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Supervising Professor of long-term practices and Professor Member of the Thesis Commission to apply for the Degree of Pharmacist in Regulatory Affairs, Universidad de Chile (since 2009).
  • Regulatory Matters and Technical Director, Pfizer Chile (2000–2005).
  • Invention Patents’ Registrar, Industrial Property Department, Chilean Ministry of Economy (1995-2000).
  • Invention Patents Examiner, Industrial Property Department, Chilean Ministry of Economy (1991-1994)


  • Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).



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