In the 1960s, pharmaceutical research in Japan was at the cutting edge.
The young Casero brothers, Alessandro, a polyglot and orientalist, and Riccardo, an expert pharmacist, began their story in this country of the Far East. Although Alessandro spoke Japanese perfectly (which was more unique in those days) and Riccardo was very well prepared, it was very difficult to get the local pharmaceutical companies to even meet with them. However, they had great tenacity and an ambitious goal: to bring still unknown, innovative molecules to Italy.

Trip after trip, bow after bow, the Casero brothers managed to win the trust of the most important Japanese groups, and above all to obtain exclusivity for their products.

It was 1969. Farmaka was born.

The turning

The import of active ingredients from Japan has been and continues to be one of the pillars of Farmaka. Thanks to this, since the mid-eighties the company has been able to finance a series of important investments in research and innovation and to transform its core business.

Today, Farmaka's products are distributed in more than 30 countries worldwide.


In 2015, the company was acquired by Alessandro Casero jr., son of Riccardo. Humbly inspired by the values of his founders, Alessandro keeps his feet planted firmly on the ground while at the same time looking far ahead, as evidenced by the decision to quadruple investments in research and development for the three-year period from 2018 to 2020.
His management has coincided with a regular increase in turnover, with a growth of over 40% in the last four years.

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