Recipharm’s proprietary molecule Erdosteine recognised as COPD treatment

Recipharm has announced that its proprietary molecule Erdosteine has been officially recognised by the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung disease) Scientific Committee as one of the commonly used maintenance medications in COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Erdosteine, which was discovered and developed in Italy by Recipharm’s facility in Paderno Dugnano, has been listed in the 2019 GOLD report (1). Since its introduction in 2001, the GOLD report has become a leading worldwide reference for all healthcare professionals and health authorities for the effective diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD.

Products containing Erdosteine from Recipharm are now marketed in over 40 countries across the world and is available in four different dosage forms including a capsule, sachet, dispersible tablet and suspension. Recipharm supplies Erdosteine as both API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and as finished dose form to its customers.

Pierfrancesco Manzo, Sales & Business Development Director for Erdosteine commented: “This is an important recognition of the scientific value of our molecule and it has been achieved thanks to the outcomes of the recent clinical studies which proved Erdosteine to be effective in the treatment of COPD patients. We are confident that Erdosteine is going to play an increasing role in the treatment of this pathology.”

The recognition in the GOLD report follows extensive research as part of the RESTORE study published in 2017, which saw 467 patients in ten countries undergo 12 months of treatment with positive results that support its clinical effectiveness.

Erdosteine’s pharmacological profile is characterised by unique multifactorial activity: muco-modulatory, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. The chemical synthesis of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and the manufacture of capsules and dispersible tablets is performed in Recipharm’s Paderno Dugnano facility, located just outside of Milan.


Contact information
Pierfrancesco Manzo, Erdosteine Sales & Business Development Director,, +39 029 5004 6283
Giorgio Bruno, General Manager, +39 029 5004 6300, 

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About Recipharm

Recipharm is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry employing around 6,000 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures several hundred different products to customers ranging from big pharma to smaller research and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 6.0 billion and the company operates development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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