About Us

Our History

The origins of the company date back to the previous century, to 1886, when Archimede Menarini opened, in the centre of Naples, the “Farmacia Internazionale”.
In 1915 Florence was choosen as headquarter, at the same site where it is today. 
Since then, a long history of international growth, global presence, research and development has begun.

Flip through the pictures and discover the milestones of our history.

2021

This year we shall be celebrating the 135th anniversary of the founding of our company.

2020

Acquisition of Stemline establishes Menarini’s presence in the U.S. biopharmaceutical oncology market

2019

The board of Directors has appointed Elcin Barker Ergun as CEO of Menarini Group.

2018

The Menarini Group has decided to entrust the Chairmanship of the company to Eric Cornut.

2016

CellSearch, pioneer in advanced technologies for cancer diagnostics

2013

Acquisition of Silicon Biosystems.

2011

Acquisition of the Invida Group consolidating Menarini's presence in the Asia Pacific markets.

2009

Lucia e Alberto Giovanni Aleotti leading Menarini.

2003

Opening of Menarini Biotech in Pomezia (Rome).

1992

Acquisition of Berlin-Chemie which opens up Central-East Europe markets to Menarini.

Since the 90s

Menarini has expended its international business rapidly.

1978

Opening of Menarini Research&Development Division.

1964

Alberto Aleotti is appointed Director General of “Farmaceutica Menarini” and Internationalisation is launched with “Laboratorios Menarini” in Barcelona.

1915

Menarini opens its Florence premises.

1886

The “Farmacia Internazionale Menarini” opens in Naples.