|Type||Private limited company|
|Traded as||not traded|
|Headquarters||Saint Prex, Switzerland|
|Key people||Frederik Paulsen Jr|
|Subsidiaries||www.ferringusa.com, et al|
It was founded by Frederik Paulsen Sr in Malmö, Sweden, in 1950, initially as the Nordiska Hormon Laboratoriet, renamed Ferring in 1954. A ferring in Frisian is a person from the island Föhr off the western coast of Germany. Mr. Paulsen's family originates from that island. Its Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer was in 2014 the son of the founder, Frederik Paulsen Jr.
The first major breakthrough was the synthetic production of oxytocin and vasopressin in 1961. With further growth and expansion, the headquarters moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and subsequently to Saint-Prex, Switzerland, where Ferring Holding SA is now located. Dutch subsidiary Ferring B.V. expanded to the US in 1980. In February 2012, the company held over 4,500 employees with manufacturing facilities in Europe, South America, China and has built two new facilities in the US and in India. Products are used in reproductive health, gastroenterology, urology, orthopaedics and endocrinology.
Ferring established a research group at the Ferring Research Institute in San Diego, CA (USA) in 1996. Ferring assembled a peptide research group that collaborates with academic scientists. The Ferring Research Institute moved to its new home in San Diego in February 2009 with the opening of a 38,000-square-foot facility in Sorrento Valley. The new facility houses expanded research laboratories for peptide medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, bioanalytical, and pharmacology.
In 2012, Ferring Pharmaceuticals funded the Ferring Research Infertility and Gynaecology Grant.
- Triptorelin, which Ferring markets as Gonapeptyl
- Degarelix, a prostate cancer gonadotrophin-releasing hormone blocker therapy
- Minirin for bedwetting in children and nocturia in adults;
- Firmagon for advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer;
- Testim for treating men suffering from low testosterone;
- Menopur and Bravelle ovarian-stimulating treatments used in the preparation for in-vitro fertilization;
- Tractozile to treat premature labor;
- Zomacton, a recombinant human growth hormone used to treat growth failure in children;
- Pentasa for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
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