Who We Are

We are an international pharmaceutical group with 80 years of experience and a recent history of prestigious acquisitions and global expansion.

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Our manufacturing plants are located in Italy and we are present in over 40 countries in Europe, in the Medium and Far East, and in South America. We distribute directly or in a partnership with local realities, over 80 brands worldwide.

Our strength is the ability to create synergies that favour the access to products of guaranteed quality for patients and consumers all over the world.

Innovation, tradition and internationality

A long view into the future is constantly anchored to the values of our origin, the ones that have turned a family Italian company into a modern and international Pharmaceutical Group. Rigour and flexibility, innovation and tradition, are for us solid benchmarks that guarantee an excellent production. Our goal is to reach people with accessible and quality therapeutic solutions, in order to transfer the product’s value over time into treatments and well-being.

71

million turnover

40

countries

285

distributed worldwide

84

brands

80

years of exeperience

130

people employed directly

Laboratorio Farmaceutico SIT was founded
1927
1960
Coryfin, Eparema and Flexiban were acquired
Mercurocromo was acquired
1973
1987
SIT provided itself with a sales force in Italy
Desma Germany was founded
1993
1994
Mercurocromo with merbromin was reformulated in SIT and relaunched as Neomercurocromo eosin based
Desma Swiss was founded
1998
1999
The new production plant in Mede was enaugurated
Istituto Sieroterapico Berna was acquired, DMS Farmaceutici was founded and Infloran acquired
2001
2003
Rino Calyptol was acquired from Aventis Pharma Spa Desma Healthcare was founded The acquisition of Dedrogyl and Sterogyl from Aventis Pharma Spa fostered the European market and gave way to the distribution in Vietnam, Tunisia and Algeria Desma Spain was founded
The acquisition of Akineton from Abbott GmbH & Co. KG opened up new markets in Europe: Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Greece Desma France was founded
2004
2005
Kalinor was acquired from Abbott Gmbh & Co.KG Desma Croatia was founded
Felison and Ferrofolin were acquired from Bayer Spa
2009
2011
Control was acquired from Bayer Spa
Centellase was acquired from Bayer Consumer Care Ag
2012
2015
SIT provided itself with a network of medical sales reps
Desma France provided itself with a network of medical sales reps
2017
2018
Desma Spain has provided itself with a network of medical sales reps