Our History

Timeline

1993 The Beginning

Created with the purchase of a small Sanofi pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Amiens, France, Unither grew rapidly through sterile unit dose manufacture using Blow-Fill-Seal technology (BFS), and a unique pricing structure­—the first vial to come off the line costs the customer the same as the millionth.

 

1995 Specialized Manufacturing

Implemented the strategy of a specialized focus on sterile unit dose manufacturing.

1997 Unither Goes International

Expanded international markets with exports throughout Europe and development of commercial, operational and regulatory capacity for international customers.

 

2000 Continued Development

Unither joined forces with a financial partner to accelerate the group's development, particularly through external growth.

2002 Growth and Expansion

Unither acquired a second manufacturing site in Coutances, France, for sterile unit dose manufacture.

 

2005 Product and Service Diversification

Diversified with effervescent products, non-sterile liquid forms, and pharmaceutical development with the acquisition of Créapharm in 2005.

2006 Additional Specialized Manufacturing

The launch of Unistick® stick-pack for liquid and paste forms marked a major advance in our ability to offer unique unit dose solutions.

 

2009 Capacity Expansion

Purchased the Colomiers, France, site from Sanofi-Aventis, gaining a competitive platform for the production of high volumes of Unistick®.

2010 Another Cutting-Edge Product

Introduced Uniflash®, a new, patented, BTM (Buccal Trans-Mucous) drug delivery system that is comparable to an intravenous solution.

 

2011 International Expansion

In response to customer needs, we opened commercial offices in Brazil, an emerging pharmaceutical market with a huge potential for drug products.

2013 Entering the US

With the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Rochester, NY from UCB, Unither expanded once again. This was a major turning point—directly entering the North American market with BFS, liquid stick-pack, tablets, hard capsules, and liquid forms.