January: Offering expanded
Galenica acquires physicians’ wholesaler Pharmapool through its pharma wholesaler Galexis and expands its offering for selfdispensing physicians.
Adler Schüssler mineral salts become available in Amavita and Sun Store pharmacies; in May, they are stocked by selected Coop Vitality pharmacies too.
March: IPO announced
The former Galenica Group announces its plans for the IPO of Galenica Santé, with shares sold at prices ranging from CHF 37 to CHF 39 each.
April: The bell rings
On 7 April, Galenica Santé (renamed Galenica Ltd. in May 2017) is listed on the stock exchange as an independent company.
May: Wound healing
Having taken over the iconic brands Merfen® and Vita-Merfen®, Vifor Consumer Health officially distributes Merfen® in Switzerland as of May.
Following the launch of the pilot at Amavita in Adliswil (ZH) in January, the second Aprioris walk-in clinic opens at Sun Store in Lausanne.
July: 180 years of anniversaries
2017 is a year
10 years of Medifilm,
20 years of Mediservice,
60 years of Alloga and
90 years of Galenica.
August: Objective confirmed
Four months on from its IPO, Galenica publishes its first half-year report and can confirm its objectives for 2017.
September: Online ordering
Following its launch at Coop Vitality in April, Amavita and Sun Store launch the online ordering platform Click & Collect as well.
October: Pretty in pink
Perskindol® Active launches a limited pink edition, donating CHF 1 per tube sold to “Pink Ribbon Switzerland” for breast cancer prevention.
November: Your opinion counts
In autumn, Galenica conducts the “Opinio” employee survey. Employee motivation comes in at 75 out of 100 possible points – a very encouraging result.
Alloga puts its third cold room into operation. It has a direct docking system for lorries and guarantees an intact transport chain at 2–8°C.