Scientific research and technological innovation in the Pharmaceutical sector

Research & Development activities are the beating heart of PharmaNutra. Over 158 clinical trials, basic research and publications have allowed the companies in the Group to acquire technical and scientific know-how of the highest level, recognised by 21 patents, developing 20 raw materials controlled throughout the whole value chain and held exclusively on both the Italian and foreign markets.

A unique value and an essential strategic asset, as well as the foundations on which we continue to work to build a future where scientific progress is at the service of collective well-being, understood as prevention and attention to health.

Our Scientific Reasearch System

All the scientific research and the technologies developed by PharmaNutra over the years are overseen by a well-structured Scientific Direction that launches and supervises new projects, coordinating the activities in the in-house and external laboratories and managing the stringent safety and quality controls on raw materials and finished products.

To guarantee the development of increasingly effective and safe nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products, the PharmaNutra R&D system is based on three essential principles:

    The protection of our intellectual property, patents and raw materials is the key to our uniqueness.
    Cutting-edge research and clinical trials constantly guide us in the development of new products and solutions.
    Flexible interdisciplinary resources drive our development in a constantly changing world.

Scientific collaborations

Scientific partnerships with top universities and academic institutes are a fundamental part of the company’s growth. On one hand, they have allowed PharmaNutra to become increasingly aware of the quality and importance of its research, acquiring skills through dialogue and exchange of knowledge with sector experts. On the other, cooperating actively with research centres outside the company represents an important recognition of the scientific value of the Group.

The research institutes and universities we work with include:


“We began with an intuition: applying the knowledge in food technologies to medicines. The further our research progressed, the more our intuitions, supported by research and field work, became certainties. And today, those certainties are our patents.”

Germano Tarantino, Chief Scientific Officer, PharmaNutra S.p.A.
laboratorio di ricerca scientifica pharmanutra - immagine con microscopio e capsule di sideral forte

“Scientific partnerships with universities and research institutes have been fundamental for the growth of the company. Without them, we would not be here, and this is why we are committed to return value to the science and healthcare world.”
Andrea Lacorte, President and co-founder of PharmaNutra S.p.A.

Making a difference in health, scientific research and innovation means:

    Right from its establishment, the Group has always invested in research and scientific dissemination projects. With the involvement of doctors, specialists and researchers in international conferences, PharmaNutra is committed to raising awareness and updating the scientific world on the issue of nutritional deficiencies and the related diseases. In addition to this commitment, we also support the organisation of many CME courses reserved for all healthcare professionals.
    Training is one of the key pillars for the future: PharmaNutra is working to launch a professional academy project, in partnership with Italian universities, to recruit young talents and researchers in the company. Furthermore, the private cellular biology and pharmaceutical technique laboratories at the new headquarters will be put at the disposal of the partner universities for new medical and pharmacological studies and research.