About Us

Pharmanutra in People, in words, in things

Pharmanutra Plc. is a pharmaceutical company established in 2003 in Pisa, specialized in the development of nutraceutical supplements and medical devices. The Group is committed to the research, design, development and marketing of its innovative products. Among its most important achievements are the SiderAL® branded products, based on Sucrosomial® Iron, and the Cetilar® branded products aimed at improving articulations and bringing relief to joints affected by osteoarthritis.

Pharmanutra is a Group of around 50 employees with consolidated revenue of approximately 33 million Euros in 2016 and around 7.5 million Euros gross operating profit, with a significant growth trend over the previous years. The Group is composed by Pharmanutra Plc (holding company), Alesco Ltd, manufacturer and distributor of raw materials (active ingredients) for the pharmaceutical, food and dietary supplement industry and JuniaPharma Ltd, developing and distributing medicines, medical devices, OTC and nutritional supplements with special attention to the pediatric area.

Pharmanutra takes care of the entire manufacturing process, starting from raw materials to finished products and has the know-how to manage all the phases from design and development to registration, marketing and sales. Since 2005, Pharmanutra develops and markets directly and autonomously its own product line, through an exclusive network of Sales representatives.

Pharmanutra Group distributes and sells products in Italy and abroad. In Italy the sales activities are carried out by a network of about 130 sales representatives providing scientific information to medical professionals and selling Pharmanutra products to the pharmacies all over Italy and by wholesalers supplying directly to pharmacies and para- pharmacies. The sale representative network works based on a specific and innovative marketing model adopted by Pharmanutra Group in Italy since 2009. Thanks to the international expansion that began only in 2014, by now Pharmanutra operates in 56 countries (in Europe, Asia, America and Africa) through 27 carefully selected distributors selling the Group's products with territorial exclusivity. 

Philosophy

Our core people

We know that the key to be proactive, flexible and on top of things in an ever-changing, evolving market is to rely on people and their qualities.

Each of our collaborators is directly involved in the work atmosphere and in the objectives of our firm, which means that they are trained on the products and the needs of the current market on a day-to-day basis.

Flexibility and Effectiveness

We can count on a network of highly qualified and motivated collaborators who are able to relate with a changing market. Thanks to our flexible and proactive business scheme we are able to meet our clients' needs, welcoming criticism as a turning point for improvement.

Research & Development

To us, innovation is key to growth, as it is demonstrated by published clinical studies and the commercial success of our products.
Our research begins with selecting the raw materials to be brought into our labs. Clinical monitoring is essential: our data are constantly analysed to discover new prospects for our research.

Quality & Certifications

We look after people making sure that our work meets the highest possible standards. Our products are safe, innovative, unique and tailored to effectively meet the most varied needs. System in conformity with the standard UNI EN 9001:2015. The SA 8000:2014 certification for the Social Accountability is a warrant of the respect for people that marks our work.

Andrea Lacorte

General Director

Nutritionist and founding member of Pharmanutra; he is an enterprising and charismatic man. Andrea defines himself as a 'vendor-inventor' and loves to think up new ways to do what has never been done before.

Challenges stimulate him, on the workplace and in sports: since 1998, he has led his business like the captain of a winning team, channelling passion and balance

Roberto Lacorte

VP - Managing director

A passionate man: on the workplace, in sports and life on the whole, he is animated by a healthy and effective determination. Having started his career as an accountant he is now a successful businessman, whose enthusiasm is contagious.

Attentive and keen in social interactions, he travels from one place to another but is always firmly grounded. In 2003 he became the vice president of Pharmanutra, contributing hugely to make it the successful business it is today.

Carlo Volpi

Board Member

Determined, curious and with a great sense of humour, Carlo leads the marketing area of the group, enthusiastically paying attention to every detail. We grow a little everyday and we can learn from everybody is the key principle to his attentive and good-natured approach to others.

His diverse work experiences and international professional training have prepared Carlo to undertake the most demanding of challenges. He is father of two sons, who he is devoted to. He loves to laugh and enjoy life.

Germano Tarantino

Scientific Director

He has been a part of Pharmanutra since its foundation and is passionate about his job. He looks after the development and the clinical monitoring of our formulations with ambition, dedication, and professionalism. He has been growing professionally alongside his business.

He has always been passionate about sport, too; once talented a basketball player, he now runs marathons, and claims that playing sports is essential to achieve complete satisfaction in one's work and private life.