Pharma Resources – The story from a API Supplier to a Oncologie-Specialist with know-how in the areas of Regulatorry Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and the supply of pharmaceutical products.
1991 to 1998 – From raw-materials broker to a service provider for drug marketing authorisation
Pharma Resources was founded in 1991 in Ahrensburg, near Hamburg. At the time of its founding, the sole business activity performed by Pharma Resources was the trade in pharmaceutical raw materials. In the years following the company's founding, an additional line of business with services for marketing authorisations was established as a supplement to dealing in raw materials. The business developed successfully; in 1998 the company was sold to the Swiss-based Dolder AG.
1998 to 2002 – As a service provider for marketing authorisations in Switzerland
With the strategic idea to safeguard the existing trade business with our own dossier and marketing authorisations business, the Swiss-based company Dolder AG had acquired Pharma Resources in 1998. However, tin the years that followed, the strategy proved to be a disappointment: because Switzerland was not a member of the EU, the Dolder AG was not able to organise marketing authorisations for the European market from there; at the same time, export certificates prepared in Switzerland were not recognised. With that, there was no future for Pharma Resources in Switzerland.
2002 to 2010 – In the hands of two experts back in Germany
After Switzerland proved to be a disadvantageous location for the service business with marketing authorisations, Pharma Resources was taken over in a management buy out by two executives from Dolder AG. The company's main office was relocated once again to Germany, this time to Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main. As of 2002, with several interesting development projects, Pharma Resources succeeded in gaining renowned customers for the service business and laying a broad cornerstone for the company's success in the years that followed.
2010 – Pharma Resources as family owned business
As a well-established service company with product-based unique selling points on the European health-care market, the company Pharma Resources changed hands on 1 January 2011, passing to the ownership of the entrepreneur family Lürig. With that, the 20-year success story of Pharma Resources merged with 25 year of personal market experience brought to bear by the new partner, Detlef Lürig. Associated with the owner, the company's main office relocated once again: in 2011, the company relocated from Dreieich near Frankfurt am Main to Hameln an der Weser.
2011 – Until now
The company acquired in 2011 expanded its business with additional regulatory and pharmacovigilance services and built up the product portfolio of more than 20 own oncology products as well as accompanying therapy products which grows constantly and is state of the art at any time. Since 2017 the company also develops innovative applications of the established product portfolio and could submit successfully in 2018 the first patents.