The pharmaceutical factory of St. Petersburg is one of the oldest manufacturing enterprises in this sphere.
Being founded in 1935 in Leningrad, the Second Pharmaceutical Factory named after D.M. Mendeleev was established for provision of Leningrad inhabitants with necessary drugs.
In the years of the Great Patriotic War, the majority of pharmaceutical factories of Leningrad, Moscow and other cities were evacuated. The Second Pharmaceutical Factory continued to work in the besieged city. During the harsh war time, the factory continued manufacturing essential products. The factory staff packed medicinal herbs, powders, antiseptic solutions for the Front, for city inhabitants and for wounded men in hospitals. It made a big contribution to the Great Victory.
Three months before the end of the War, a galenical production was established which gave the factory its name.
At the Leningrad Galenical Factory, tinctures and ointments were produced, powders were packed - the range of products became wider year after year. At the end of 1950s, ampoule production was launched.
During its glorious history, the factory provided inhabitants of the city and country with highly effective and inexpensive drugs. The products of the famous Leningrad Factory were considered as the quality standard and have always been in great demand among population. Numerous well-known tinctures and medicinal agents were developed and manufactured by the factory specialists. Employees of profile enterprises from all over the country came to Leningrad to adopt the best practices, learn principles of organization for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and scientific organization of labor.
In 1994, the factory was privatized and became a join stock company.
In 2000, the factory launched cosmetic series 5 days® for foot care, which became the best seller among products of the given market segment in Russia. At that time, we started to sell tincture “Echinacea-GalenoPharm®”-an immunostimulating agent of plant origin.
In 2002, on manufacturing site for solid dosage forms, we launched manufacture of powder dosage forms in sachet, started production of drug Flucoldin®- agent for symptomatic treatment of influenza-like states and ARVI.
2003 was remarkable with launch of drug Eucasept® in the market (nasal drops for acute and chronic rhinitis), and also drug Sodecor® (anti-inflammatory, general tonic agent, increases non-specific resistance of organism, promotes increase of mental and physical capability).
In 2005, series of cosmetic agents Galenopharm® appeared. Manufacturing equipment and employed packaging materials were consistent with the highest quality standards. All cosmetic agents were manufactured in line with international rules of pharmaceutical manufacture – GMP.
In 2007, we received the patent and started manufacture of drug Galenofillipt® - antimicrobial agent of plant origin, antiviral drug Gervirax® came to the market.
During the last years, the strategic trend of the factory - activity in manufacturing application of drugs for treatment of bronchial asthma (BA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2009, the first non-freon aerosol drug Beclospir® was registered in Russia.
Since its foundation, the factory has been working in constant cooperation with the Leningrad Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute (now the State Chemical and Pharmaceutical Academy of St. Petersburg). Nowadays, the Pharmaceutical Company of St. Petersburg cooperates with the State Institute for Preclinical and Clinical Expertise of Medicinal Products, Institute of Human Brain RAS, Institute of Nutrition RAMS; Research Institute of Influenza RAMS; Research Institute of Pulmonology at the Federal Medical and Biological Agency; S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation; Russian R.R. Vreden Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics; SEI HPE “Saint-Petersburg State I. P. Pavlov Medical University” and other large Russian and foreign medical and pharmaceutical companies and scientific centers.
We have gained the unique set of scientific developments, knowledge and experience. It is how the factory has started the innovative development, successful modernization of manufacture facilities and moved on to formation of modern pharmaceutical technologies.