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Hermes Pharma is the leading expert in developing & manufacturing user-friendly oral dosage forms.

Why work with Hermes Pharma?

Over 50% of people experience difficulties swallowing conventional tablets and capsules – so why bring a product to market that half your customers cannot take or simply will not like? We believe that oral pharmaceuticals and food/dietary supplements should be both convenient and easy to swallow so people take them correctly. Not only is this better for the individual, but improved compliance results in more successful treatments, and reduces overall healthcare costs.

FULL-SERVICE PROVIDER

As the expert in user-friendly dosage forms, HERMES PHARMA can support you across the entire pharmaceutical value chain as a reliable and experienced partner.

UNRIVALLED QUALITY

Quality is critical for the safety and efficacy of all pharmaceutical products; we work under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) conditions and consider quality from the early stages of product design right through to delivery of finished products.

STRONG HISTORY

HERMES PHARMA is a division of a leading pharmaceutical company that manages a rich portfolio of over-the-counter (OTC) brands. This heritage combined with over 40 years' experience in developing user-friendly dosage forms means we understand your challenges.

That is why ten of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, and the leading four generics companies, choose to work with us.

FULL-SERVICE provider

Put the HERMES PHARMA experts on your team. We have a long history of developing and manufacturing high-quality pharmaceuticals and food/dietary supplements. We specialize in user-friendly oral dosage forms such as lozenges, orally disintegrating granules, instant drinks, chewable and effervescent tablets.

 

We work as your trusted partner, offering expert advice and practical, customized solutions at every point along the pharmaceutical value chain, including:

A flexible approach, customized to meet your requirements

Depending on the needs of your project, we can work with you in a number of ways. This could involve: co-developing new products from initial idea to final product; licensing market-ready products and dossiers based on our rich portfolio of medicinal products, food/dietary supplements and medical devices; or outsourcing manufacturing to our facilities. Access the exact service you require, precisely when you need it.

 

Our continued investment in new technologies, people and skills gives our customers access to innovative new dosage forms and expertise, as well as high-quality products that extend lifecycles and strengthen brands – at an excellent price-performance ratio.

QUALITY-FIRST approach

Quality is essential throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Patients and consumers rely on it as it guarantees the efficacy and safety of the products bought or prescribed.

 

At HERMES PHARMA, we understand that quality underpins the trust our customers have in us and also their relationships with patients and consumers. Quality forms the basis of a positive, continuous partnership and commercial success. We always strive to improve the quality of our products and services by putting the customer and its products first.

 

While our quality-assurance system provides the framework for delivering consistently high-quality medicinal products and food/dietary supplements, it’s the mind-set of our people that truly distinguishes the quality of HERMES PHARMA’s products and services. This enables us to make better products more efficiently, and offers our customers the opportunity to develop a reputation for high-quality products in their markets. HERMES PHARMA has been developing and manufacturing high-quality pharmaceuticals and supplements for more than 40 years.

Our QbD/PAT process

Quality by Design (QbD) brings quality to the fore from the very beginning of the product development and manufacturing process, improving efficiency as a result. Combined with Process Analytical Technology (PAT), QbD means stepping away from traditional quality testing methods. Instead, QbD employs systematic, data-driven strategies to deliver quality outcomes, minimize risk and avoid unnecessary downstream issues. Our team at HERMES PHARMA has embraced QbD and PAT as these approaches result in better quality products, lower manufacturing and regulatory cost, as well as faster time-to-market.

 

OUR APPROACH TO QBD AND PAT

 

Specialist manufacturing services

We are experienced in manufacturing user-friendly oral dosage forms and have the specialist knowledge, skills, technology, equipment and facilities required for doing so. We work according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) for medicinal products, international standards for food safety, such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and US-CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) and ISO 13485 for medical devices.

 

OUR MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

OUR MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE in pharmaceutical manufacturing

HERMES PHARMA is a division of HERMES Arzneimittel, a leading German provider of high-quality medicines and food supplements marketed under its proprietary, well-established brands. The company has a rich history of more than 110 years.

1907

Franz Gradinger founds the company in Munich, Germany. He specializes in the manufacture of herbal teas and plant-based pharmaceuticals. In 1934, his son-in-law Albert Burges takes over operations of the company.

1960

HERMES launches its first effervescent vitamin tablet.

1968

Johannes Burges becomes managing director. He still heads the family-owned company today.

1969

TOPO single pot vacuum granulation technology becomes implemented for the commercial production of effervescent tablets.

1982

Our Austrian plant starts developing and manufacturing for third-parties. (In Germany, third-party manufacturing begins in 1989).

1986

The same production site launches a new dosage form - the instant drink. The first product consisted of calcium and vitamin D3.

1989

HERMES develops its first acetylcysteine effervescent tablet and starts production of this mucolytic for its third-party customers.

1994

The new manufacturing plant in Wolfratshausen, Germany starts its operations.

2001

HERMES officially founds the new business unit HERMES PHARMA to synchronize all its third-party business activities. Dr. Andreas Schrepfer becomes Managing Director and successfully leads it into a new era.

2003

HERMES acquires the third-party licensing and manufacturing business from Viatris Pharma, Austria (today Mylan).

2004

HERMES introduces its first ODG (orally disintegrating granules) – a novel dosage form that can be applied directly into the mouth.

2009

The new manufacturing plant in Wolfsberg, Austria starts its operations.

2012

HERMES PHARMA starts production based on the novel 'two-component dosing system' of a new macrogol laxative product line, developed for its third-party customers.

2013

The launch of hot melt coating (HMC), a novel technology to mask the unpleasant taste inherent with many APIs, again demonstrates HERMES PHARMA's dedication to innovation.

Today

HERMES PHARMA is the leading expert in user-friendly dosage forms. More than 80 customers in 45 countries across the world - including ten of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies and the world's four largest generic companies - source products from us.