Experience, service, flexibility and excellence in innovative out-licensing products for pharma partners.

Acino is a Swiss-based company that offers high-quality medicines in advanced drug delivery systems, with special focus on narcotics and extended release formulations within Oncology, Urology or Pain. Our products are manufactured at Acino’s Swiss plants in Basel and packed either in Switzerland or Estonia. If necessary, manufacture can be outsourced to selected partners conforming  to our high-quality standards.

  • High-quality products from a Swiss company

    Everything from a single source, from us

  • High-quality products from a Swiss company

    Long track record in licensing in-house dossiers to local and multinational European customers. Our global customers benefit from fully integrated services with including IP, market analysis, regulatory support, legal know-how and an efficient supply chain.

    Everything from a single source, from us

    EU batch release can also be handled by our Estonian and German sites. Serialization including aggregation is also possible to help track all of our products across the globe and avoid counterfeits for the benefit of patients.


New product pipeline

We continue to develop new products in therapeutic areas of interest together with renowned partners worldwide under the guidance and high-quality standards of Acino.

Additionally, our offering includes licenses acquired from territories outside of Europe and products adapted to European requirements for our partners in the continent.

The following products, which are either already marketed or in registration, are currently available for out-licensing:

Active ingredient Formulation Dosage strength
Alfuzosine Retard tablet 5 / 10 mg
Amlodipine Tablet 5 / 10 mg
Clopidogrel Film tablet 75 mg
Doxazosine Retard tablet 4 / 8 mg
Retard capsule 2/4/8/16/24 mg
Itraconazole Capsule 100 mg
Lenalidomide (in development)
Capsule 2.5/5/7.5/10/15/20/25 mg
Retard tablet 100/25; 200/50 mg
Metoprolol succinate Once-daily retard tablet 23.75 / 47.5 / 95 / 190 mg
Metoprolol Tartrate
Retard tablet 50/100/200 mg
Retard tablet 5/2.5;10/5;20/10;40/20 mg
Oxycodone Retard tablet 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 / 80 mg

Products which are subject to patent protection are offered with respect of the prevailing patent laws. No sales, prior to the expiry date of valid patents, are foreseen to countries where patents are in force.

Key functions

Acino offers fully integrated services. Whether you opt for the entire service chain or have individual needs, we provide top-quality work, something every customer can rightfully expect from us.

  • Legal, Compliance, and IP expertise

    Ready on all fronts

    Acino’s Legal team supports business transactions of all kinds, including Licensing agreements, Supply agreements, Confidentiality agreements, and M&A.
    Our Compliance team ensures the highest standards of ethics and integrity within all the activities at Acino.
    And our IP team advises on Intellectual Property rights for all pharma products worldwide.

  • Quality assurance

    As a Swiss company, Quality is part of our DNA

    We ensure high quality products for patients and are compliant with all the applicable laws, guidelines as per cGMPs and normatives ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of our products.
    Acino’s quality standards ensure compliance not only with Swissmedic and EU GMP standards, but also with all the international markets where we’re operating in.
    All necessary aspects associated with the quality, safety and efficacy of our products are governed by a number of corporate and local documents such as Quality Manual, Quality Directives and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Regulatory

    Acino Regulatory Affairs Team

    Our regulatory department has extensive experience in defining  regulatory strategies in Europe for new molecules and running DCPs, MRPs or national procedures.
    Maintenance of the products during their lifecycle to comply with regulations is part of our daily routine.

  • Manufacturing

    Multiple countries - global reach

    Best in class drug-delivery solutions for oral solid dosage forms.
    Learn more about our Contract Manufacturing here.
    Visit our Liesberg site virtually here.

  • Packaging

    We package in numerous variations

    Blisters with foil (PP, Aclar, childproof foils, etc.)
    Alu-alu-strip packaging
    Our two packaging facilities are located in Switzerland and Estonia and are capable of supplying globally serialized and tamper-proof products to our customers.
    Our facility for oral drugs in Aesch, Switzerland, is equipped with state-of-the-art packaging lines and a fully automated high bay warehouse with 8,000 pallet racks.

Supply Chain

We manage supply chains with a wide variety of pack sizes, country-specific labeling and patient information in different languages with our experienced Supply Chain team and trusted transport partners.

  • Transportation of medicines via land, air and sea
  • Procurement of all required licences for export in close cooperation with our customers


In certain countries (mainly in Germany, the Netherlands and New Zealand) health insurance companies secure their demand of pharmaceuticals through tender contracts. Acino is a strong player in this challenging business with high volumes and competitive prices.

We constantly support our partners in their tenders with documentation assistance and an efficient supply chain proposition to always be on time.

Let’s sit together and discuss your supply and pricing strategy. Let’s win together.