Pharmland was established as a Belarusian-Dutch joint venture in 1998, initially located in leased premises at Nesvizh Medical Preparations Plant. We began by producing infusion solutions in PVC containers, with an estimated volume of 330,000 packages per month. For the first time in the former Soviet Union, an infusion solution of isotonic sodium chloride, packaged in a PVC container, came off the assembly line of our young enterprise. Our innovative packaging solution has since been recognized by medical institutions in Belarus.
Working with with specialists at Belarusian State University and leading Russian manufacturers of immunoenzyme diagnostic test systems and reagents, Pharmland specialists developed immunoenzymatic reagent kits. That same year, we perfected their production.
In September 2009, we opened Pharmland’s new liquid medicines plant, focussing on solutions for injection and infusion, and concentrates for haemodialysis. $10 million were invested in the new plant, 4.5 million of which was spent on acquiring the most advanced equipment.
Production began at a new workshop, manufacturing solid dosage medicines. This was the result of cooperation between an alliance of international pharmaceutical companies, including India’s Holden Medical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., the Dutch Holden Medical B.V. and our own JV Pharmland LLC. Since then, the three companies have been jointly jointly developing new products and research, namely the search for, and selection of, high-quality pharmaceutical substances and auxiliary ingredients, and the production of ready-made dosage forms.
As a result of cooperation with our Dutch partners at Holden Medical, we perfected our production techniques for bioactive food supplements.
Having fully developed the underlying composition and technology, the manufacture of enteral nutrition mixtures was started. Our products have included Enterolin Optimum, Enterolin high-protein and high-calorie, Enterolin with dietary fiber, Enterolin high-protein and high-calorie with dietary fiber.
Pharmland was awarded the national GMP certificate, regarding our work in infusion and injection production, tableted, encapsulated medicinal products, and syrups. We also received a certificate recognising our compliance with quality management requirements of ISO 9001 for medical device production sites.
The first domestic consumable materials for conducting plasmapheresis and thrombocytopheresis have been developed. A new facility, financed by investment was put into operation - a plant for the production of medicines based on blood plasma. The volume of investments amounted to $23 million.
The plant’s production capacity stretches to 650 thousand litres of plasma per year. At the new plant, Pharmland plans to perfect the production of albumin, immunoglobulins, coagulation factors VIII and IX.
The company registered and introduced into production new Oroseptin (INN-Phenol) and Miramistin medical sprays.
This year, our Sophir (INN - Sofosbuvir) medicinal product, manufactured in 400mg tablets, became one of the most effective means of comprehensive treatment of hepatitis C.