Milestones 2016

  • January: Pharmacy network

    In 2016, Galenica Santé extended clearly its pharmacy network by eleven new own pharmacies.At the end of 2016, it comprised around 500 own and partner pharmacies.

  • February: Medical technology range

    Galexis’ medical technology range “Focus”, which is offered at euro-level prices, is expanded in 2016 with a comprehensive pharmacy range.

  • March: Coop Vitality pharmacies

    The first place of the OTC Specialist Retail Partner Award goes to Coop Vitality pharmacies.

  • April: Veltassa®

    Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP) submits an EU marketing authorisation application for Veltassa®.

  • May: Ferinject®

    The 2016 heart failure guidelines of the ESC strongly recommend Ferinject® for the treatment of iron deficiency in patients with systolic heart failure.

  • June: A-Derma

    Galenica Santé launches the dermo-cosmetics brand A-Derma, which is available exclusively in all Amavita, Sun Store and Coop Vitality pharmacies.

  • July: Relypsa

    A tender offer is submitted to Relypsa shareholders; a further important step towards the division of the Galenica Group.

  • August: Galexis Niederbipp

    Work on expanding the distribution centre in Niederbipp is in full swing and will be completed by the end of 2016.

  • September: New partnerships

    Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (VFMCRP) enter into new partnerships.

  • October: 15 years of Winconcept

    Winconcept celebrates its 15th anniversary and thanks customers with various activities.

  • November: Veltassa®

    The FDA approves a supplemental new drug application for Veltassa®.

  • December: Sales above CHF 1 billion

    With sales up to CHF 1,167.0 million in 2016, Vifor Pharma exceeds for the first time the billion-franc threshold.


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