history

2016

Hepatitis C TREATMENT PRODUCTION

Accordingly, Pharco created the first API factory in Egypt (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) specialized in manufacturing of modern Hep C therapies which are relatively affordable and efficient, all per cGMP requirements.
One million months’ worth of treatment was produced by Pharco pharmaceuticals, curing 500,000 patients in Egypt. The Halel wetamen was initiated, as a national screening plan aiming at covering the whole population. Up to this day 20,000 people were screened.

2016

TOUR N CURE

Pharco partnered with Prime Pharma to initiate Tour n Cure, an international program for medical tourism. The program encourages patients worldwide to visit Egypt for a week to do all needed medical check-ups, have the treatment course as prescribed by the best doctors, and enjoy the beauty of Egypt, at less than 80% of the worldwide cost. Lionel Messi, Dani Alves, and Ahmed Hossam (Mido) are currently active program ambassadors.

2015

AASLD SAN FRANCISCO

Gamal Esmat, M.D., Professor of Haepatology and Endemic Medicine at Cairo University and WHO viral hepatitis expert, presented advanced results of the abstract entitled: High Virologic Response Rate in Egyptian HCV-Genotype 4 Patients Treated with Ravidasvir (PPI-668) and Sofosbuvir: Results of a Large Multicenter Phase 3 Registrational Trial.
Dr. Gamal Esmat, representing Pharco, was the first Arab to present at the closing ceremony, where the major treatment protocols for the upcoming year are agreed upon.

2014

GRATISOVIR

The launching of Gratisovir took place in April, as an affordable and efficient oral Hepatitis C virus treatment.
*Gratisovir (active ingredient is Sofosbuvir)

2012

PRODUCTION OF STERILE AMPOULES

An extension of the sterile, non-Ceph. At Pharco B International was established to produce small and large volume parenteral. A new, separate dedicated Hormone facility in Techno Pharma Egypt was established.

2010

EXTENSION IN PHARCO B INTERNATIONAL

A separate Extension in Pharco B International for the production of water for injection in plastic ampoule

2008

LAUNCH OF PHARCO B INTERNATIONAL

Launch of Pharco B International, starting with a dedicated facility for the production of Cephalosporin antibiotics for local and international markets.

2004

ESTABLISHMENT OF BATTERJEE PHARMACEUTICALS KSA

To offer a wide range of pharmaceutical products to the Saudi Arabian market, Batterjee Pharmaceuticals KSA was established - after Pharco Pharmaceuticals joined with local competitor EIPICO and Batterjee Group in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2002

ACQUISITION OF THREE MAJOR LOCAL COMPETITORS

Acquisition of Amriya Pharmaceuticals, EEPI (European Egyptian Pharmaceutical Industry) and Techno Pharma Egypt (a local soft gelatin capsules manufacturer).

1999

BETA-LACTAM FACILITY

In compliance with cGMP regulations at the time, a new separate Beta-Lactam facility was constructed to avoid cross contamination with other products.

1997

PARTNER SHARES IN PHARCO PHARMACEUTICALS

Majority partner shares in Pharco Pharmaceuticals were acquired by Dr. Hassan Abbas Helmy.

1993

PARTNERSHIP WITH RP SCHERER CORPORATION

Establishment of R.P Scherer Egypt, in partnership with RP Scherer Corporation.
Establishment of Pharco Impex 93, which is the import, marketing, and distribution branch of Pharco in Romania.

1987

OPENING OF PHARCO PHARMACEUTICALS

January 14th to be exact was the operative date of Pharco Pharmaceuticals, as a local manufacturer of soft gelatin capsules, and introducing other dosage forms and antibiotics for the first time in Egypt.

1983

CORNER STONE OF PHARCO PHARMACEUTICALS

1965

SCIENTIFIC OFFICE VITANCO LAUNCH

Scientific office Vitanco was launched, importing soft gelatin capsule drugs from RP Scherer Germany.

1957

GLYM PHARMACY

In Alexandria, Glym pharmacy was established and started manufacturing in-house Aminophylline suppositories. *Aminophylline suppositories (highly effective and safe bronchodilators).