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    Our Mission

    We supply the world with active pharmaceutical ingredients, enabling our customers to improve their patients’ quality of life.

    The PharmaZell Group portfolio brings together proprietary know-how, hands-on innovation and our commitment to uncompromising quality.  Since 1909, we’ve built our business with a customer-centric focus and a mutual respect for our employees, partners and the environment. We offer:

    A Global Network of Expertise: The Group has production sites and employees in pharmaceutical production markets in Germany, Italy and India.

    A Trusted Partnership: We take pride in our long-term customer relationships.

    A Solution-Oriented Approach: We are an accessible organization, motivated to make things simpler for customers’ business.

    A Competitive offering: We consistently deliver value and attractive pricing.

    About us

    One Group – Three Offerings


    The PharmaZell Group is made up of three core brands – PharmaZell, Farmabios and PharmaChol who supply the pharmaceutical industry with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and natural source materials. The Group operates production facilities in Germany, Italy and India and enables its companies to secure the industry’s supply chain as trusted drug substance suppliers. Over 900 people work for the PharmaZell Group worldwide.

    Key Group Facts:

    • More than €200 million revenue in 2020
    • Superb annual growth rate over the last decade
    • A strong and competitive industry leader, ranked among the top three producers for most Pharmazell products
    • State-of-the-art proprietary, large-scale electrochemical processes
    • Proprietary enzymatic route of synthesis for cholic acid derivatives

    PharmaZell – APIs & Custom Synthesis

    PharmaZell offers a focused portfolio of small molecule APIs combined with custom development and manufacturing services for the generic and originator pharmaceutical industry.

    Farmabios – Steroids & Custom Synthesis

    Farmabios is the global leader in manufacturing non-sterile and sterile steroids, with a focused portfolio of High Potent Substances (HPS) and anticancer drugs. Custom development and manufacturing services complement our offerings.

    PharmaChol – Bile Products

    PharmaChol focuses on the collection of animal bile. The purified bile is the key raw material for manufacturing cholic acid derivatives.


    Our Core Values

    The PharmaZell Group offering is built on acquired proprietary know-how, hands-on innovation and a keen sense of quality and customer-focus.  Our shared principles guide every interaction with employees, partners and the environment.


    Raubling, Germany

    Gropello, Italy

    Chennai, India

    Vizag, India

    News and Fairs

    Farmabios, Novasep and PharmaZell are now Axplora.

    Farmabios, Novasep and PharmaZell are now Axplora.

    Following the merger of Novasep and PharmaZell Group in April 2022, the Farmabios, Novasep and PharmaZell brands are now being unified under a single name.The merger brings together companies that...


    We supply the world with active pharmaceutical ingredients – made possible by our committed employees.

    If you’re looking for new challenges and a work environment that is driven by a collaborative culture and committed employees, consider a career with PharmaZell Group. We offer competitive wages, job security and career advancement to develop your talent and skillset. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue ambitious objectives with the support of experienced teams and accessible management.

    Flexibility is a key aspect to our success in the ever demanding pharmaceutical industry. We’re looking for people who thrive in a lean environment, with a clear vision and strategy. We believe in transparency and open dialogue – it enables us to work more efficiently.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect where opportunity is available to all applicants, regardless of race, religion or philosophy of life.


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