Ms. Bendiner has over 25 years of life sciences experience, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, generics, nutraceuticals,nutritional supplements, translational therapy, herbal medicines and biologics.Ms. Bendiner has joined MAPI Group at a time when the Company is expanding its expertise in the region which is directly driven by a strong interest and demand from MAPI’s clients. Silvia brings a wealth of experience and a clear understanding of specifics of growing successful regulatory operations and understands the challenges of expansion in Latin America. Ms. Bendiner is an expert in the development of Regulatory and Marketing strategies for drugs and devices within international markets. Her expertise in Mexico and Latin America ranges from regulatory submissions to preparing market feasibility studies to negotiating distribution and partnership agreements. She has worked with small, mid-size businesses (including start-up companies) in developing business, commercial and operation plans, supported both pre and post product launch activities in various therapeutic areas. She has worked in the area of Clinical Development and Business Development with in-licensing expertise across Mexico and Latin America.Ms. Bendiner started her professional career as a simultaneous translator and interpreter in the US and Mexico. She is bilingual in English and Spanish,fluent in Italian and German with conversational skills in French and Portuguese.