Establishing tomorrow's standard of care

Debiopharm is an independent biopharmaceutical company based in Switzerland with an ongoing commitment to improve patient outcomes and quality of life in oncology and bacterial infections. Our main activities include drug development, drug manufacturing and digital health investment.


As we face the unprecidented coronavirus crisis, Debiopharm is working with healthcare industry partners to leverage the maximum amount of resources and capabilities to fight against this global pandemic.

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Drug development

Debiopharm and Ipsen Win the 2020 ASAP Alliance Excellence Awards

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Drug development

Debiopharm’s novel microbiome remodeling program licensed to Takeda for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

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Health Innovation Week 2020 - cancelled to due COVID-19

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Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.
Antoine de St-Exupéry


For 40 years, we have been driven by the same commitment: bringing innovative solutions to patients

Our story began in 1979 when Dr. Rolland-Yves Mauvernay, convinced that many useful therapeutic products were abandoned before reaching their full potential, he decided to establish Debiopharm, a company dedicating to in-licensing innovative compounds and developing them into medicines for out-licensing. Having launched this unique business model with a staff of only 2 people, today, Debiopharm’s 420 employees are now active in a variety of roles within drug development, drug manufacturing and investment in digital health and smart data start-ups.

Together with his son Thierry Mauvernay, they were able to build team of dedicated professionals with a broad range of expertise. Debiopharm is now a group of three companies active un drug development (Debiopharm International), drug manufacturing (Debiopharm Research & Manufacturing) and digital health investment (Debiopharm Innovation Fund).


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Awards and Grants

Each year Debiopharm co-organizes and presents two honors: the JCA-Mauvernay Award and the "Challenge Debiopharm-Inartis" Grant

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