Since 1983, we have imagined a healthier, better world, believing that together we can invest to make a difference in people’s lives. In 2018, we celebrated our 35 years of commitment.
Wolfgang Marguerre establishes Octapharma with a single idea: people with hemophilia deserve access to better products.
The first factor VIII medicine, octavi®, is launched.
Opens first state-of-the-art manufacturing site, acquired from Schwab in Vienna, Austria.
Establishes laboratory in Frankfurt for validation and documentation of virus inactivation methods.
Acquires second manufacturing site from Aventis in Lingolsheim, France, to increase capacity.
Acquires third manufacturing site from Biovitrum in Stockholm, Sweden, to increase product portfolio.
Expands into US market with FDA registration of octagam®.
Acquires five plasma donation centers in Germany from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanplasma.
Octapharma Plasma Inc. founded in the US to operate our own plasma donation centers.
Acquires fourth state-of-the-art manufacturing site from German Red Cross in Springe, Hanover, Germany.
Opens the Institute for Recombinant Protein Research & Development in Heidelberg, Germany, to further invest in innovative therapies.
European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves our first recombinant product for hemophilia A patients, NUWIQ®.
FDA approves NUWIQ® for hemophilia A patients in the USA.
panzyga® receives regulatory approval in Canada and the EU for primary immunodeficiency syndromes and primary immune thrombocytopenia.
Fibryga® receives marketing authorization for congenital fibrinogen deficiency in 16 EU countries, the US and Canada.
Our human fibrinogen concentrates receives European label extension to treat acquired fibrinogen deficiency.