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Alfa Wassermann

Alfa Wassermann

Alfa Wassermann is a pharmaceutical group with an Italian heart and an international outlook. Founded in 1948, the company has gradually established itself on the market thanks to heavy investments in research and technology that have produced innovative drugs of great success in the two main areas of activity: prescription patent medicines and OTC products. This work in research laboratories has resulted in a long series of patents that have marked the success of Alfa Wassermann in the domestic and international markets: over 60% of the Group revenue is now generated by its own products.  
These include drugs known at the global level that are leaders in their respective market segments. Rifaximin-α (marketed under the brands Normix, Xifaxan and others) is an antibiotic for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, which is also distributed in the USA where it obtained the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. Other patent medicines created in the Alfa Wassermann laboratories are Sulodexide (Vessel) for vascular diseases and thrombotic risk and Parnaparin (Fluxum), Low Molecular Weight Heparin for venous thrombosis.  Alfa Wassermann is also active on the Italian market with extremely well known OTC products, such as Neoborocillina, a complete line of solutions for treating sore throats, and Ketodol, a well-known pain killer for headaches.  

The company operates in Italy at three centres, each with separate areas of responsibility. The historic headquarters and management centre is located in Bologna.  The Group’s production base is in Alanno (Pescara), a technologically advanced manufacturing plant equipped with latest generation systems.  The International Division is based in Milan and coordinates the company’s worldwide business development.

To meet the challenges of the global market and better exploit the potential of its own products, Alfa Wassermann is gradually extending its international presence.  Already, there are 12 subsidiaries in various European countries (including Spain, France, Poland, Portugal) and outside Europe (including Russia, China and Mexico). Alfa Wassermann products are available in 60 other countries through authorised local distributors.  The company also operates in the US market with a biomedical company.

Alfa Wassermann and its subsidiaries are companies of Alfasigma Group.

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Registered Office: I - 65020 Alanno (PE) - Via E. Fermi, 1
Capital Stock € 3.000.000 - R.E.A. PE n. 75048
R. C. and Tax Code 00556960375 - P.IVA/VAT IT 01189820689