Medichem, SA


Medichem is an indepently-owned company based in Barcelona. Founded in 1972 and with more than 45 years, Medichem has been engaged in the process development and manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), including Highly Potent. In 2016, Medichem merged with Combino Pharm, which is devoted to the development and manufacture (licensing) of Finished Dosage Forms. With this merger, Medichem has become a vertically integrated pharmaceutical company which can offer a complete range of products and services for the pharmaceutical industry with the highest standards of quality, operational excellence and environment respect. After the merger, the company comprises a team of  450 people working in our sites in Spain, Malta and China, out of them 20% devoted to R&D.

Our aim is to contribute intensively to increasing the generic & chlorhexidine business thanks to our day-to-day collaboration with more than 500 active clients in over 60 countries offering them a broad portfolio of APIs and FDFs.

Our Business Units:

    • Generic APIs, HPAPIs and FDFs
    • Chlorhexidine
    • Contract Services for branded and generic products

Our Strengths:

    • Solid base of international customers
    • APIs plants in Spain, Malta and China
    • Oral FDF plant in Malta
    • Extensive know-how of APIs as well as oral and injectable FDFs
    • Advantageous IP situation from our plants in Malta
    • Highly potent capabilities for API development and manufacturing
    • Industrial Continuous Flow Process Equipment

Our Portfolio and Pipeline:

    • More than 50 APIs under regular production from Spain and Malta
    • More than 20 dossiers for FDF available (approved in at least one EU country)
    • Around 30 products in the pipeline in different stages of development
    • More than 30 PIV filed by our API clients, 20 of which already in the market
    • Multiple opportunities for early launch via Malta

Our Market Reach:

    • Over 500 active customers
    • 253 DMFs , 13 Certificates of Suitability and over 810 Marketing Authorizations for in-house products
    • Present in 60 countries
    • Creative in a regulated market

Our Team:

    • 450 highly profesional and committed people
    • 20% of people devoted to R&D
    • Strong regulatory, IP and legal department

Our Commitment:

    • Full respect for the environment at all our sites

Our Sites:

    • Headquarters in Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, Spain
    • Manufacturing site for APIs in Celrà, Girona, Spain
    • Manufacturing sites for APIs and FDFs in Hal Far, Malta
    • Manufacturing site for APIs and intermediates in Anhui, China


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