COMPANY PROFILE

Cipan is a unique company in the Portuguese industrial landscape. It has had an outstanding evolution in a country without any tradition in the areas of industrial microbiology and antibiotics production since the time of its foundation in 1960.

Cipan established itself as a technology developer and provider with the design and construction of industrial APIs plants worldwide in the 80’s and 90’s.

Cipan is still today the only APIs producer in Portugal using industrial biotechnology processes.

Cipan’s competitive edge

  • API production by fermentation and organic synthesis
  • Contract Development and Manufacturing capabilities
  • Fast prototyping of industrial processes through pilot plant facilities
  • FDA and European inspected facilities
  • Knowledge of the API worldwide market

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support our clients by incorporating integrity and quality to the research, development and production of our active pharmaceutical ingredients.

COMPANY HISTORY

1960

Founded in Castanheira do Ribatejo

1963

Started Fermentation and Downstream operations (Tetracyclines)

1965

First FDA inspection

1969

Started operation of the first Chemical Synthesis unit

1977

Started operation of the second Chemical Synthesis unit

1985

Construction of a Chemical Synthesis for the production of Minocycline

2005

Construction of new Quality Control and R&D building

2006

Construction of the multipurpose plant

2007

Approval of the Certificate of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) for Minocycline HCI

2012

Approval of the CEP for Lymecycline

2013

Approval of the CEP for Tetracycline HCI

2017

Integration into the SUANFARMA Group

2018

Starting of a New Waste Water Treatment plant (2 M€ investment)