Since last century…

The history of the Moscow Pharmaceutical Factory began in the 1930s. Moscow had a fast-growing demand for medications and pharmacies were cropping up. Mostly, factories produced “galenic” medications (tinctures, extracts, and drops based thereon) derived from medicinal plants: motherwort, valerian root, calendula, eleuthero, etc.

In the 1960s, homoeopathic medicine was being developed. The Moscow Pharmaceutical Factory was the first in Russia to launch industrial production of homoeopathic medicines in the forms of liniments, opodeldocs and, later, suppositories.

The Moscow Pharmaceutical Factory also left its imprint on the map of Moscow. Pharmaceutical Drive is named after the Moscow Pharmaceutical Factory. In 1976, manufacturing was moved to a larger site in Koptevo, in the north of Moscow, and the empty lot where the factory was located was named Pharmaceutical Drive.

…until now

Today, the Moscow Pharmaceutical Factory is a pharmaceutical industry enterprise manufacturing high-quality, effective and safe products that meet customers’ demand. Since 2005, the factory has been producing medications under the “MosPharma” brand. Today, the enterprise puts significant efforts into actively promoting Russia-made medications, though this is made difficult by the big volumes of imported medications.

The factory’s main production facilities are located in Moscow. This location carries the benefits of proximity to the biggest distributors of pharmaceutical products and of the support offered by the Moscow City Government.

In 2014, the company began cooperating with the Moscow City Government in order to obtain subsidies to offset product certification costs. In 2016, the enterprise was granted industrial complex status, allowing it to make significant savings on profit tax and ground rent. The enterprise plans to spend the monies freed up under the programme on large-scale reconstruction of production facilities and on purchase of efficient equipment from both foreign and Russian manufacturers.

The principal production development goals the company set for 2017-2019 are reconstruction of its production facilities in compliance with the GMP standards in order to improve its products, and an increase in sales by, among other things, implementing a medication import substitution project. The company also plans to install new equipment at its production lines in order to expand the range of product forms in, for instance, manufacture of tablets and capsules.

Merck
Merck

Merck Company does not need to be introduced: more than three centuries of presence at the global health care market, life science and high-tech materials developing speak for themselves. CEO of Merck Life Science in Russia and the CIS Heinz Schmidt told in an interview to investmoscow.ru about the company's mission in our country and innovation laboratory work in the capital.

Novikov Group
Novikov Group

He opened his first restaurant in 1992. Today, the Novikov Group has 75 restaurants not only in Russia, but also abroad. The well-known caterer Arkady Novikov told start-up businessmen in Moscow how to open a popular restaurant.

iVFarma
iVFarma

The iVFarma biotechnological company, based in the Moscow technopark Slava is developing infertility treatment medicines with the entire production cycle, from creating a pharmaceutical substance to producing a ready-made dosage form, carried out exclusively in Russia. OOO iVFarma General Director Mikhail Polzikov, candidate of chemical sciences, was interviewed by Investportal and told us about his company helping Russian families to become happy parents.

Strogino technopark
Strogino technopark

Today, there are 33 technoparks in Moscow. The residents can rent premises at attractive prices, and receive various benefits from the Moscow Government. General Director Sergei Teplov told the Moscow Investment Portal about the Strogino infrastructure and business preferences.

Exacte Labs
Exacte Labs

There is an opinion that technoparks are focused exclusively on industrial production or IT-technologies. However, they can be an ideal place for companies with different profiles. So, the Slava technopark accommodates the Exacte Labs laboratory center performing medicinal product analyses and medical tests. General Director Vasily Kazey told the Investportal about their research subject and unusual name, as well as a little about India.

Gen Terra
Gen Terra

The Kalibr Technopark in Moscow accommodates the only Russian industrial manufacturer of chemicals for molecular biology. In his interview to the Moscow Investment Portal, Gen Terra director Vladimir Survilo talked about DNA, genome sequencing and plans to conquer the international market.

Technopark Kalibr
Technopark Kalibr

One of Moscow's leading technoparks is located at the territory of JSC Kalibr, a former major measuring instruments manufacturer, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017. Since 2015, the plant territory was partially used to create a technopark of the same name "Kalibr", currently accommodating more than 50 companies. In total, over 200 companies are located at the site of JSC Kalibr. The priorities of the technopark development include additive technologies, unmanned transport and navigation technologies, telecommunication technologies, instrument manufacture and metalworking, medical research.

Bolshevichka – Hundred Years of Success
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For almost a century now, the enterprise has maintained its brand at a high level and modern technologies and contracts with leading world companies are promoting its continued growth and competitiveness. The Bolshevichka story began back in the 1920s, with the factory starting up in 1929. One of the first workshops was that manufacturing jackets and trousers, as well as coats. It employed 250 workers. The factory was located on the territory of the Perlovs’ former tea-packing plant. During the war, Bolshevichka produced greatcoats, trench coats and reefer jackets for the Red Army and was then honoured to receive an order to make all the uniforms for the Victory Parade.

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