Laboratoires Pierre Fabre
Laboratoires Pierre Fabre is a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company. The company had a consolidated turnover of 1.978 billion euros in 2012 (including 54% international). It is headquartered in the city of Castres, Midi-Pyrénées, France.
Founded in 1962 by Pierre Fabre (1926-2013), the company is present in over 130 countries. Laboratories Pierre Fabre had approximately 10,000 employees in 2012, 33% of whom are internationally based, while the remaining 6,700 employees were based it France. The company's business activity is focused on research, development, manufacturing and marketing of cosmetics, prescription medicines and family health products. Pharmaceuticals and phytotherapy represent 47% of turnover, whereas cosmetics represent 53% (percentages of 2012 turnover).
Pierre Fabre is best known for its vinorelbine (Navelbine), an anticancer drug of the vinca alkaloid class.
The Pierre Fabre Foundation
The Pierre Fabre Foundation was recognized as a public utility in 1999 and its mission is to help third-world countries to obtain quality drugs, ensure better quality control of drugs, use local therapeutic resources and train scientists for the inspection of drugs.
- "Pierre Fabre, founder of pharmaceutical giant, dies". Agence France Presse (France 24). 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
- (English) Pierre Fabre laboratories - Official site
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