The Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» is the largest pharmaceutical enterprise in the country. Since 1929 it has been producing medicines. Manufactured products belong to more than 20 pharmacological groups. The range of products is more than 350 items.
Today, the Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» is the largest pharmaceutical company in the country, which carries out a constant mission – to provide the population of the country with effective, safe and high-quality medicines for prevention and treatment of a wide range of diseases. The significant number of manufactured medicines refers to vital ones.
The main strategy of the company is a dynamic, progressive development, which aimed at:
developing and producing new medicines, both generics and original innovative ones;
providing high-quality manufactured products;
creating new production sites in accordance with the international requirements of GMP (good manufacturing practice);
increasing the competitiveness of products;
introducing progressive energy- and resource-saving technologies for producing substances and finished products;
developing new markets for supplying medicines.
The Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» has a number of unique production sites and is the only Belarusian manufacturer of insulin medicines, drugs of endocrine and biotechnological origin, medicines for treating cancer and tuberculosis, narcotic and psychotropic drugs. Almost all types of dosage forms are available: tablets with different coatings and without them, hard and soft gelatin capsules, solutions for injections and infusions in vials and ampoules, lyophilized and sterilely packaged powders for injections and infusions, medicines for eyes (drops), ointments, creams and gels, powders in sachet packages. In general, the company implements a multi-stage producing process based on high technologies, producing more than 350 kinds of medicines.
In partnership with other objects of the market, as well as medical institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, the Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» aims at ensuring high availability of medicines to improve the quality of patients’ life and their awareness.
Production territory of the enterprise occupies a total area of more than 20 hectares and includes 13 production workshops and 7 additional ones. Geographically, production sites are located in the cities: Minsk (2 sites), Skidel and Lida. Liquid medicines and disinfectants, powders for various purposes, sterically packaged antibiotics are manufactured at the production site in Lida. The production site in Skidel manufactures finished products (in the form of tablets and capsules), as well as biological preparations used in veterinary medicine and agriculture. Each production site has its own engineering infrastructure, which fully meets the needs of existing production sites, as well as has sufficient reserves for further increasing production volumes.
Since the mid-1990s, the company has carried out technical re-equipment of existing production sites, after that effective technologies were introduced to ensure the production of medicines according to the world’s standards; a site producing sterile antibiotics was put into operation, an investment project for producing injection medicines in ampoules and vials was implemented. In 2008, the modernization of tablet and capsule production site was completed. A new workshop complying with the requirements of GMP was commissioned and equipped with modern technologies of leading European manufacturers. In 2013, an investment project was implemented for production of anticancer medicines in the form of lyophilized powders and solutions for injection, for that reason a new building was built. Sites have been created for producing modern effective medicines for complex polychemotherapy for oncological, including onco-hematological, diseases. Unique insulator technologies have been introduced at the production sites. This production site is equipped by leading manufacturers in Italy, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
At the end of 2014, a technological production line of medicines in pre-filled syringes was commissioned, which marked a new stage in the production activities of the Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty». Medical and healthcare professionals from all over the world recognize and appreciate the benefits of prefilled syringes. In addition, the enterprise is implementing an innovative project for producing transdermal patches. At the end of 2015, a production site for sterile-packaged antibiotics was put into operation. The site includes two isolated areas, is equipped by Italian manufacturers, meets the requirements of GMP.
The Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» provides quality at all stages of its activities. At the enterprise the main document of the quality management system is being functioned – the Policy of the top management of the Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» in the field of quality, which defines the aims and goals at improving customers’ satisfaction with the products of the Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty». The company’s management annually assesses the implementation of the Policy and, if necessary, updates it.
In accordance with the approved standards and procedures, input quality control of raw and packaging materials, quality control of non-finished and finished products are being carried out, the stability of medicines is being inspected, samples of substances and finished products are being archived. The Republican Unitary Producing Enterprise «Belmedpreparaty» carries out measures for monitoring the safety of medicines keeping in touch with regulatory authorities. That reduces the probability of unfavorable effects of the use of medicines. This is due to the identification of risk factors of their development and the working-out on the basis of the obtained data of appropriate recommendations for medical and pharmaceutical personnel, as well as consumers. As a result of efforts for maintaining the quality of products at a high level, the company received Belarusian, Ukrainian and Romanian certificates of GMP standards.