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API was founded by Dr. Mohammad Al-Atrash in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region to pioneer the production of niche branded generics in the therapeutic areas of Ophthalmology, ENT, Respiratory, & Dermatology


Started production of sterile eye drops and expanded operations into Saudi Arabia, the biggest market in the Middle East


Completed the 2nd expansion resulting in the launch of 3 new production lines including the highly innovative eye ointment line in addition to oral preparations and dermatology lines


Beginning of a New Era in management of the company.
Launch of the Nasal Spray production line. Total revenue was
doubled in a course of 3 years. Company converted from LLC
to PSC paving the way for capital increase


State-of-the-art warehouse facilities
built on a space of 10,000m2.
Production capacity doubled


Introduction of the 7th production line, the innovative Bag-On-Valve
(BOV) technology. Preparation for the 3rd expansion in the
company’s history introducing 3 new production lines.

Total revenue tripled over the course of 10 years