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Haupt Pharma

Now Part of the Aenova Group for Product Development, Clinical Trial Supply Management and Commercial Manufacturing in FDA-Approved Facilities

With a planned turnover of around €750m in the current financial year, the Aenova Group is one of the leading companies in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Pfaffenriederstr. 5-7,
82515 Wolfratshausen,

Haupt Pharma

With a planned turnover of around €750m in the current financial year, the Aenova Group is one of the leading companies in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

The group’s portfolio of services covers the entire value chain for the development and production of all the main dosage forms and product groups in the field of medicines and dietary supplements.

The Aenova Group’s high standards of quality, innovative technologies and clear vision for the future have enabled it to become European market leader in the business-to-business field.

The company, which has its headquarters near Munich, operates 20 sites in seven countries throughout the world.

More than 4,000 employees contribute to the group’s success.

Haupt Pharma is one of the largest European companies for pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing, with nine sites in Italy, Japan, France and Germany, as well as an office in the US.

The company provides outsourcing services for more than 200 pharmaceutical clients, which includes the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, dietary supplements, speciality products and veterinary medicine.

With the full service ranging from pharmaceutical development, materials procurement, production and packaging, to logistics and distribution, Haupt Pharma offer customized solutions for almost all dosage forms.

As well as processing conventional APIs, the company develops and produces speciality products, including:

  • Cytotoxics
  • Hormones
  • Beta-lactam antibiotics (penicillins / cephalosporins)
  • Narcotics

Pharmaceutical development and commercial production

Haupt Pharma’s development service is available for almost any pharmaceutical market. The service, which is used by many multinational companies, covers the entire process chain, starting at pharmaceutical development and covering everything including scale-up and commercial production. Features of Haupt Pharma’s development service include:

  • Compliance with GMP standards and FDA-accredited areas
  • Complete analytical service, including microbiology
  • Scale-up optimised for time and cost, with transfer to production

The company’s development staff has expertise in a broad range of conventional pharmaceutical forms, as well as in lyophilizates. Products developed by Haupt Pharma include cytostatics, narcotics and hormones.

Supplies for Phase I to IV clinical trials

Haupt Pharma offers a broad range of services related to the management of clinical trial supplies.
A portfolio of standard pharmaceutical dosage forms is rounded off by lyophilized formulations.
In addition to conventional APIs, Haupt Phama handles cytostatics, hormones and controlled drugs.

Our customers benefit from:

  • Creative technical solutions for the realisation of complex study designs
  • Smallest batches for Phase I with efficient scale-up to Phase II/III for international, multi-center studies
  • Cold chain logistics and authorised depot for controlled drugs

Blinding / secondary packaging

  • Smart blinding concepts
  • Dose regime-specific secondary packaging
  • Special blister lines, also with modular format tools (Multiphase blisters, wallets, aluminum / aluminum blisters)
  • Patient kits
  • Bottles
  • Procurement and re-packaging of comparator drug products


  • Multilingual labeling
  • In-house label printing
  • Booklet procurement and labeling
  • Printing of code breaks


  • Overnight shipping of investigational drugs
  • Worldwide export including cold chain logistics
  • Import of investigational drugs, comparator medication and narcotics (including from the US)

Pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services

Haupt Pharma’s nine sites each provide specialist manufacturing of a specific dosage form or API group, enabling the company to provide expert contract manufacturing. Every site maintains GMP standards, and the majority are operated to fulfil US FDA and Japanese regulatory authority requirements.

The company’s Japanese site also provides a visual inpection service for bulk drugs from Europe and the US, and will package them for the Japanese market, a service that extends to products requiring cold chain storage.

Dosage forms that Haupt Pharma manufactures include:


  • Vials and ampoules (aseptically filled or terminally sterilised)
  • Lyophilizates


  • Tablets, film-coated tablets
  • Sugar-coated tablets
  • Hard capsules
  • Dry syrups
  • Granulates, powder

Liquids and semi-solids

  • Oral, nasal and other solutions
  • Emulsions, suspensions
  • Gels, creams, ointments
  • Suppositories

Haupt Pharma’s areas of special expertise:

  • Oral: cytotoxics, penicillins, sex hormones, thyroid hormones, highly colouring substances (such as sulfasalazine), corticosteroids
  • Parenteral: cytotoxics, penicillins, cephaloporins, corticosteroids
  • Veterinary: penicillins / cephaloporins for mastitis treatment in cows

Product quality and employee safety are top priorities at Haupt Pharma. With completely separated production areas for highly potent substances, the company assumes a leading position in this area. Haupt Pharma has dedicated areas for the production of oral thyroid and sex hormones and meets the safety requirements for narcotics and cytotoxics.

Haupt Pharma is Exhibiting at the CPhI Worldwide 2013

Haupt Pharma is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the CPhI Worldwide 2013. With nine sites in Germany, Italy, France and Japan, and a representative office in the US, Haupt Pharma is one of the largest European companies for pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing.

Haupt Pharma Amareg – Ten Years of Drug Production in Regensburg

Haupt Pharma Amareg GmbH, a part of one of Europe's leading companies for pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing, celebrates its 10th anniversary today with a grand ceremony at the company's premises. The site has a long tradition and a solid performance in the manufacturing pharmaceuticals and expects further expansion of production and personnel in the future.

Haupt Pharma Münster Will Become Second Largest Manufacturer of Contraceptive Pill in Europe

Haupt Pharma, one of Europe's leading companies for pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing, has completed the transfer of contraceptive pill production for a large group from Ireland to the Westphalian city of Münster. All of the equipment used to produce the contraceptives is already located in the facilities of Haupt Pharma Münster GmbH so that manufacturing can start immediately.

Haupt Pharma Releases Veterinary Competence White Paper

Haupt Pharma's site in Latina, Italy, Haupt Pharma Latina, is your expert for veterinary business. With over 20 years experience in aseptic manufactuiring and filling of suspensions into intramammary syringes and bottles, we offer a unique capability to customers operating the veterinary business.

Haupt Pharma Expands Supply Chain Quality

Haupt Pharma, one of Europe's leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisations, has initiated a comprehensive project to optimise its supply chain.

Haupt Pharma Passes FDA Inspection at Haupt Pharma Amareg

Haupt Pharma, one of Europe's leading contract developers and manufacturers, has successfully passed an inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at its site in Regensburg, Germany, without any FDA-483 observation being issued. Haupt Pharma Amareg has extensive know-how i

Haupt Pharma Fulfils International Food Standard

Haupt Pharma, one of the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and developers in Europe, now also fulfils the high demands of the International Food Standard (IFS). During the certification procedure at the end of January 2011 the Brackenheim site was awarded 98 out of a possible 100 poin

Haupt Pharma Optimises Production in Wolfratshausen

Haupt Pharma, one of the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and developers in Europe, has commissioned new equipment for filling and packing liquids at its Wolfratshausen site. Now, with a total of two new production lines in the liquids division, Haupt Pharma is able to double its tot

Haupt Pharma Presents Portfolio at the ICSE

At the international trade fair for pharmaceutical outsourcing, the International Contract Services Expo (ICSE) in Paris from 5-7 October, the Haupt Pharma Group, one of the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and developers in Europe, presents its extensive portfolio of services at sta

Haupt Pharma: New Packaging Line Offers Even Greater Flexibility

High performance and efficiency are important aspects for a successful collaboration in contract manufacturing. To continue to be a competent contact partner for our customers in the future, Haupt Pharma Brackenheim has added an ultra-modern packaging line from Uhlmann to its equipment

Haupt Pharma Acquires Pfizer’s Plant in Italy

Haupt Pharma, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and developers, announced today that it has completed the purchase of a Pfizer production site in Latina, Italy. With this asset deal, Haupt Pharma gets access to a plant focused on the production of antibiotics –

Norbert Schwella Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Haupt Pharma

Mr Norbert Schwella has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) and a member of the extended executive board of Haupt Pharma. The function of the CFO was created with regard to the increasing tasks and responsibilities to be handled with the integration of AMAREG and Wülfin

Haupt Pharma is Exhibiting at the CPhI Worldwide 2008

Please visit Haupt Pharma at the CPhI Worldwide 2008. You will find us in hall 4.2 at booth number 42 J 17. Venue: Messe Frankfurt, Germany Date: 30 September – 2 October Please pre-arrange for a meeting. ICSE and P-MEC will run alongside CPhI

Merger of Haupt Pharma, Amareg and Wülfing Pharma

Invita AG, an investment company that focuses on the pharmaceutical sector, is to merge its portfolio companies Amareg, Haupt Pharma and Wülfing Pharma as of September 1, 2008. The merger of these pharmaceutical contract manufacturers and developers will result in the most efficient company in it

Japanese Accreditation Certificate for Haupt Pharma Livron

Haupt Pharma Livron have received an accreditation certificate from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. With this the company has been given the go-ahead as foreign contract manufacturer for the Japanese pharmaceutical market.

New Production Site on Malta

Haupt Pharma expands its production line for high potent drugs. By engaging in a cooperation with Siegfried Generics Malta the company is now also active on Malta and will extend its expertise there to specialization on the production of high potent APIs and hormones. The production site on Malta

Werner Bürk Appointed Chief Sales and Development Officer

With effect from April 1, 2007 the supervisory board has appointed Mr Werner Buerk to the management board of Haupt Pharma AG. The main focus of his new responsibility will be sales, marketing, and development. Mr Semmler remains CEO. Mr Buerk has studied biology in Hohenheim and has g

Centralization of the Sales Department at Haupt Pharma

Along with the start of his function in the management board, the new sales organisation Mr Buerk has set up will come into operation. The sales staff are now centrally managed and employed by Haupt Pharma AG and thus be able to perform their sales tasks across all sites. The central sa

Haupt Pharma Aims at the Stock Market

The pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Haupt Pharma AG is preparing for IPO. The IPO should take place at the beginning of 2008 or 2009. Until then the company, which is mainly in private equity ownership wants to expand its international business.


Pfaffenriederstr. 5-7

82515 Wolfratshausen