Pursuing unique solutions
InfectoPharm is a family-run business that specializes in the development of medications for children. As the leading pediatric pharmaceutical company in Germany, all of our products deliver the added value that patients, physicians and pharmacists have come to expect from us over the past 30 years. Furthermore, our consilium service offers a broad range of relevant scientific services for healthcare professionals in Germany and serves as an interdisciplinary forum for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas without commercial interests.
With more than 100 products, 200 employees, and numerous international partnerships, InfectoPharm has achieved excellent sales growth, especially over the past 10 years. And this success hasn’t gone unnoticed: in 2017, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) listed us as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe and included us in its annual report on outstanding medium-sized companies in Europe.
Our pharmaceuticals contain medically proven active ingredients that we develop and adapt to the specific needs of children. These products clearly differ from existing ones in terms of their galenics, potency, dosage or taste.
A liquid formulation is one of the typical InfectoPharm products. The GeriaSan® brand offers liquid medications for elderly patients with swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Together with highly effective antibiotics used in hospitals they form an important step toward a more patient-friendly therapy.
Many of our products are also available over the counter (OTC). Pädia GmbH, which joined our company in 2015, specializes in OTC products that are particularly easy to administer to children.
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Our consilium service – consulting and training for professionals
The consilium service is at the heart of our company. It provides physicians and other healthcare professionals in Germany with essential consulting and training – at no cost and free of commercial interests.
Through consilium, we offer up to 30 training courses a year for as many as 6,000 participants. The medical content of our training events and the daily documentations exchanged in our consulting services are collected and published in several scientific journals. Both, the training courses and the publications are certified by the respective regional medical associations. Accordingly, physicians can access validated medical content and earn the Continuing Medical Education (CME) points they need to continue to practice in their fields. Every year, 10,000 participants successfully complete the training units included in our consilium publications.
The consilium relies on the expertise of approximately 300 participating physicians and lecturers from the fields of pediatrics, infectiology, dermatology, and allergology – among others. The seminars and congresses are held in cities throughout Germany.
Furthermore, the consilium explicitly promotes an ongoing dialogue between members of various healthcare professions to push new developments together.
Indications – effective medications, not just for children
In recent years we have strategically diversified our national portfolio and now cover the following indications:
- infectious diseases (InfectoBicilin®)
- skin diseases (InfectoSoor®)
- atopic dermatitis (Neuroderm®, SanaCutan®)
- respiratory diseases (Capval®)
- asthma (Junik®)
- allergies (AllergoConjunct®)
- parasitic infections (Scabioral®)
- gastrointestinal problems (Babylax®)
- sleeping disorders of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Neuro-Genetic Disorder (Slenyto®)
The indicated products represent others in their respective classes.
Many of our products are also approved for adults and can possibly be made available internationally.
National and international distribution
InfectoPharm primarily operates in Germany. Our key customers include pharmaceutical wholesalers and hospitals. Apart from our core sales market, we have steadily built trust-based international partnerships. Since 2017, we are expanding beyond Europe. As a medium-sized company, InfectoPharm is highly flexible and offers collaboration models that are tailored to our customers’ needs. Unique products (e.g. for the treatment of scabies and dell warts) on the international market account for approximately 10 percent of total sales.
In addition, we have been operating an Austrian distribution company in Vienna with parts of our pediatric portfolio since 2017.
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1000 Companies to Inspire Europe
In 2017, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) listed us as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe and included us in its annual report on “most dynamic and fast-growing” medium-sized companies in Europe.
To be included in the LSEG report companies must:
- demonstrate an outstanding compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) calculated over a three-year period (in this case for the years 2013–2015)
- most outperform their competitors within their country
- contribute inspiration to a sustainable future Europe.
“And because these companies are highly innovative, the jobs they create tend to be high quality and well paid, helping to boost productivity”, the LSEG reasoned.
“This report is more than just a celebration of these extremely successful companies. It continues to demonstrate what we instinctively know to be true – that these companies are the best hope for future European economic growth and job creation.”
Innovator of the Year in 2018 and 2019
The German business magazine brand eins and the online portal for statistics Statista have been showcasing the most innovative companies in Germany since 2016. In 2018, the industry and innovation experts ranked InfectoPharm as Innovator of the Year for the first time – a distinction we received again in the following year.
“The award proves that InfectoPharm is a pioneer when it comes to intelligent products, processes and services.”
Dr. Friedrich Schwandt, Managing Director of Statista
Healthcare profession news
Pharma Trend Deutschland uses opinion polls among physicians to assess the innovative strength and sustainability of pharmaceutical companies. Based on these results, the companies are ranked and three awards are presented every year. In 2016 and 2018, InfectoPharm took first place in all three competitions.
“Golden Tablet” (Goldene Tablette) award from pediatricians and allergologists
This prize has been awarded since 2002. Well in front of other pharmaceutical companies, InfectoPharm has been ranked first by pediatricians from the very beginning. Above all, pediatricians value our
- relevant training services (72 %),
- high-quality products (35 %),
- service to patients (20 %), and
- our broad range of pediatric products (34 %).
In 2016, InfectoPharm also won the “Goldene Tablette” award from allergologists.
“Most Innovative Product” award (Das innovativste Produkt)
This annual prize is granted on the basis of product efficacy, tolerability and additional benefits compared to previous therapy options. In 2011, two of our products took first and second place respectively: InfectoDexaKrupp® and SalbuBronch®. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Scabioral®, a product for the skin disease scabies, won most innovative product. In 2019, Slenyto® topped Scabioral®, a mini-tablet to be applied by sleeping disorders of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Quite a remarkable outcome, since Slenyto® had just been on the German market for four months in the relevant time period.
This award reflects the reputation of InfectoPharm among physicians for providing innovative products that make it significantly easier to administer pharmaceuticals, especially to children.
Best pharmaceutical companies
InfectoPharm received this image award in 2016, and again in 2018. The first place in the category “Germany – large sole proprietor, medium-sized and international companies” is a recognition of the company’s overall impact. Criteria such as service quality, transparency, credibility and ethical conduct are just as much part of the assessment as innovation, management quality and business success. In 2019, we came in second.
InfectoPharm is a highly sought-after employer in southern Hesse. Approximately 200 people are presently working at our headquarters in Heppenheim. Additionally, we offer business administration apprenticeships and internships for pharmaceutical students.
InfectoPharm maintains close ties to the city of Heppenheim. In 2018, we renewed our dedication to the thriving Rhine-Main region and invested heavily in the construction of a state-of-the-art logistics center at a neighboring site.
InfectoPharm also offers a company nursery school: the InKi complements local childcare services and is open to the public.
Since 1991, pediatricians from all over Germany have attended the consilium live to learn more about and exchange notes on a wide range of topics. Today, the consilium live is one of the largest and most successful advanced pediatric training events in Germany.
Check out this video (in German) to see what participants can expect from the consilium live and see how much attention to detail goes into the organization of this event on “the big day”.
InfectoPharm is one of the smallest medium-sized companies in Germany to offer its own nursery school, the InKi. Approximately 30 nursery spots are reserved for employees’ children, the rest are available to the public. The nursery offers both full-time and part-time care options – an attractive asset for our workforce. The InKi is located directly beside the company headquarters.
Dr. Markus Rudolph, Philipp Zöller, Monika Zöller (Chairwoman) and Dr. Norbert Stempel (from left to right)
InfectoPharm has been operating a sales office in Vienna since September 2017. As a result, many of our established German products are now available on the Austrian market. These include some of our most successful respiratory products and treatments of Scabies.
At present, a team of five staff members is managing the initial portfolio of about 25 products.
Pädia develops over-the-counter (OTC) medications for children. Like InfectoPharm, Pädia focuses on manufacturing effective and safe products, and adapting them to the needs of young patients. To do so, Pädia collaborates closely with pediatricians, pharmacists and midwives.
As a 100% InfectoPharm subsidiary, Pädia benefits from the parent company’s vast expertise in the field of pediatrics. At the same time, it is expanding the scope of InfectoPharm to include attractive new business areas and models. Needless to say, the quality and safety standards at InfectoPharm also apply to Pädia.
In this way, the two companies complement each other in terms of their market alignment and core competencies.
True to its motto of delivering Health –from the very beginning, Pädia offers medications for newborns and infants. As a trusted partner for parents, Pädia accompanies young patients well into adulthood.