Our Business

As a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich, we develop, manufacture and internationally market well-proven and innovative pharmaceuticals in novel drug delivery forms. Under our brand ‘Acino Switzerland’, we provide high-quality medicines to emerging markets with a strategic focus on the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine/CIS including Russia, and Latin America.

Acino is a leader in advanced drug delivery technologies specializing in modified release oral forms and oral dispersible forms, for which it also holds patents. As a partner of pharmaceutical companies worldwide, we also supply finished in-house developed products and provide customized one-stop solutions from product development and registration to contract manufacturing, packaging and logistics.

On July 25, 2016, Acino International AG and Acino Pharma AG signed an agreement to divest our transdermal patch and implant business to Luye Pharma Group Ltd. The divestment includes our transdermal manufacturing operations, distribution, and R&D capabilities. Closing of this deal is expected before the end of 2016.

Acino will retain the marketing rights to certain transdermal patches in our strategic emerging markets.