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Arterium Corporation

Kievmedpreparat

Galychpharm

1847 - 1900
1901 - 1950
1951 - 1993
1994 - 2005
1847

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.

1866
1866

Adolf Martsinchik opens a pharmacy with improved methods of drug dispensing in Kyiv central area.

1871
1871

Martsinchik’s sons, Adolf and Celestine, establish Martsinchik Brothers chemical and pharmaceutical trading company and a pharmaceutical warehouse.

1897
1897

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).

1908
1908

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.

1920
1920

The First Ukrainian Soviet Chemical Factory is established at YUROTAT’s premises.

1923
1923

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.

1947
1947

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.

1949
1949

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.

1950
1950

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.

1954
1954

The plant’s name was changed to Kyiv Pharmaceutical Drugs Plant.

1955
1955

Production of benzylpenicillin potassium and sodium salts begins.

1960
1960

Production of Polymyxin M is launched. Over the next ten years, antibiotics output will increase 40-fold.

1968
1968

Production of Bicillin-3 is launched with that of Bicillin-5 following in 1969.

1977
1977

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.

1980
1980

Kievmedpreparat starts production of Polymyxin B.

1994
1994

Kievmedpreparat becomes an open joint-stock company.

2002
2002

The quality management system of Kievmedpreparat is certified for compliance with international quality management standards ІSO 9001:2000 and ІSO 14001:1996.

2005
2005

Kievmedpreparat becomes a part of Arterium Corporation.