After graduating from the university and completed internship at the best chemical factories of Berlin and Vienna, Adolf Martsinchik, an entrepreneur, opens a pharmacy in Kyiv and creates the Steam Laboratory of Pharmaceutical and Galenical Preparations, Medical Superfatted and Hygienic Soaps and Compressed Pastilles on its basis.
Adolf Martsinchik opens a pharmacy with improved methods of drug dispensing in Kyiv central area.
Martsinchik’s sons, Adolf and Celestine, establish Martsinchik Brothers chemical and pharmaceutical trading company and a pharmaceutical warehouse.
Martsinchik pharmacy’s products won a silver medal at Kyiv Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition. Later, the pharmacy moves to a new building on Mariinsko-Blagovishchenska Street (presently Saksahanskoho Street).
Martsinchik’s company joins forces with the Steam Laboratory of Southern Russian Society for Pharmacy Products Trade to form YUROTAT Chemical Association. Several YUROTAT offices and subdivisions traded pharmacy products, pharmacy and hospital equipment, chemicals, and cosmetics.
The First Ukrainian Soviet Chemical Factory is established at YUROTAT’s premises.
In 1923, the plant was renamed to Sverdlov Kyiv Chemical and Pharmaceutical Plant. Over the following few decades, it would change name several more times.
The Cabinet of Ministers of the UkrSSR adopts a decision to build Kyiv Penicillin Plant named after Yakov Sverdlov on the territory of the First Ukrainian Soviet Chemical Factory.
Ukraine gets its first penicillin, which saves hundreds of thousands human lives after World War II. It was due to Kyiv Penicillin Plant that the development of state-of-the-art production of antibacterial drugs progressed in Ukraine and the former USSR.
Production of streptomycin sulphate — the newest antibiotic for treatment of active forms of tuberculosis — is launched. Its inventor Zelman Vaksman, a native Ukrainian, will get a Nobel Prize subsequently.
The plant’s name was changed to Kyiv Pharmaceutical Drugs Plant.
Production of benzylpenicillin potassium and sodium salts begins.
Production of Polymyxin M is launched. Over the next ten years, antibiotics output will increase 40-fold.
Production of Bicillin-3 is launched with that of Bicillin-5 following in 1969.
Kievmedpreparat gets listed in the Labour Glory Book of Kyiv. Over the next twenty-five years, production assets of the plant will quadruple and workforce triple.
Kievmedpreparat starts production of Polymyxin B.
Kievmedpreparat becomes an open joint-stock company.
The quality management system of Kievmedpreparat is certified for compliance with international quality management standards ІSO 9001:2000 and ІSO 14001:1996.
Kievmedpreparat becomes a part of Arterium Corporation.