For a greater quality of life Welcome to the world of OpoPharma.

Importing international pharmaceutical specialties for the Swiss market, since 1937

O
poPharma Vertriebs AG operates as a national distribution company in the medical sector. Our headquarters are located in Urdorf, near Zürich. We are a small, innovative team and handle the registration, marketing and sales of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in Switzerland for our international partners.

It all started back in 1575

In 1937, Hermine Raths and Marguerite Steiger acquired Elephanten-Apotheke,
the oldest pharmacy in Zürich dating back to 1575.
T
he two entrepreneurs and graduates of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology were pioneers in their field. Not only did they purchase the oldest pharmacy in the city of Zürich, they founded OpoPharma AG, one of the first companies to import foreign pharmaceutical products in Switzerland.

Elephanten-Apotheke as a basis

Already as students Hermine Raths and Marguerite Steiger bought the Elephanten-Apotheke located in the Marktgasse in the historic city center of Zürich.
The Elephanten-Apotheke is the oldest drugstore of the city, first mentioned in 1575 already. This drugstore was the basis for the following business development of OpoPharma. After the death of the two founders, the Elephant-Apotheke was closed in 1994.
Pioneers in the distribution of pharmaceutical products

Opopharma AG, started out as an exclusive distributor in Switzerland for the Dutch firm, Organon. These women were Swiss pioneers in the field of the pharmaceutical distribution. Over the years Opopharma AG acquired, founded and again sold a considerable number of companies. After the death of the two founders the OPO Foundation was created and subsequently OpoPharma Vertriebs AG was established as the extrapolation of the pharmaceutical core business of Opopharma AG. The OPO Foundation and Opopharma AG are no longer involved in any pharmaceutical business. Opopharma Vertriebs AG is a company belonging to the Polymed Holding Group.
The two pioneers Hermine Raths and Marguerite Steiger were among the first women to sell pharmaceutical products in Switzerland. Eighty years later, OpoPharma Vertriebs AG carries on the legacy of its two founders.

Picture 1: Marguerite Steiger / Picture 2: Hermine Raths / Picture 3: Elephanten-Apotheke stood in Marktgasse in Zürich for 130 years.
Convincing products Our product range runs from specialised drugs for the treatment of rare diseases to medical devices and drug tests.

International products – national distribution

W
e are a small, innovative team and handle the registration, marketing and sales of pharmaceutical products and medical device in Switzerland for our international partners. We specialize in medical devices and specific medications in various fields such as haematology, oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, psychiatry and pediatrics. We act as a competence center for drug tests and commercialise a wide range of screening tests. These can detect illegal substances in the saliva or in urine samples.
Drugs for special needs, medical devices and drug tests

We will be glad to inform you on our current product range. For more details on our products, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to inform you.
specialized pharmaceuticals
medical devices
drug tests

Our partners

We work with selected and internationally renowned partners all over the world to offer you and your patients high-quality products.

Feel free to contact us

We would be more than happy to assist you.
Patrick Marclay | Managing Director OpoPharma Vertriebs AG
OpoPharma Vertriebs AG
Steinackerstrasse 47
CH-8902 Urdorf
Telefon: +41 44 732 34 88
Fax: +41 44 828 63 64
Mail: info@opopharma.ch
The patients’ wellbeing is our top priority."Patrick Marclay

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OpoPharma Vertriebs AG
Steinackerstrasse 47
CH-8902 Urdorf
Telefon: +41 44 732 34 88
Fax: +41 44 828 63 64
Mail: info@opopharma.ch