Legacy Pharmaceuticals


Ruhrbergstrasse 21

+41 61 316 16 00



Legacy Pharmaceuticals Switzerland is a Swiss contract manufacturer and service provider (Contract Manufacturing Organization) for the global pharmaceutical industry. Created in 2007 with the acquisition of certain products and our Basel manufacturing site, our roots go back to 1947, back to the years when the modern Swiss pharmaceutical industry was just getting started.



Legacy Pharmaceuticals is a Swiss contract manufacturer and service provider (CMO) specializing in fill/finish of sterile and semi-solid drug products for the global pharmaceutical industry.

Legacy was originally founded in 1947, has been privately owned since 2007.

Legacy is approved by SWISSMEDIC, EMEA, US FDA, and PMDA. The company is able to meet the stringent regulatory requirements in the various markets around the world -products currently manufactured by Legacy on behalf of our clients are sold in 112 countries world-wide.

Legacy employs 180 people and provides one-stop-shop services from API supply, Sterile Drug Products filling and secondary packaging through to shipment to clients’ distribution centers worldwide.


Legacy Pharmaceuticals has expertise in sterile fill/finish of liquid and powder Drug Products in vials, as well as liquid DPs in ampoules, and can handle small molecules, biologicals, highly potent and controlled drugs. We are also equipped for thermal final sterilization.

Our parenteral products are efficiently 100% inspected for visible particles (ampoules and vials) and for integrity (ampoules) using automated equipment. For secondary packaging, we offer a broad spectrum of fully automated packaging equipment, all the way up to customer-specific manual packaging. Legacy is currently expanding its capabilities to managing the lyophilization process in vials, in response to increasing demand from industry both for this drug product format and prefilled syringe fill finish to align with the market need for self-injection. Our capabilities include:


Alongside our core expertise in the manufacture of parenteral products, we also manufacture non-sterile drugs such as semi-solid formulations. For the production of semi-solid drugs, we are able to manufacture common formulations (creams, salves, pastes and gels) and fill aluminum tubes. We are currently expanding our capabilities to increase our capacity to also be able to fill laminated tubes. For secondary packaging, we offer a broad spectrum of fully automated packaging equipment, through to customer-specific manual packaging. Our capabilities include:


We offer customized services to our customers for every phase of the product life cycle. With our specialized team, we support you with product transfer and obtain all basic materials for you. You are in good hands for your ICH-compliant stability tests, and these can be adjusted to your individual needs. Our Regulatory Affairs team supports you in preparing the technical registration dossier for submission to regulators. Our many years of experience also help you with distribution.

Services include:

  • Drug Registration
  • Qualification and Validation
  • ICH Stability Testing
  • Distribution Support/Services
  • Product Transfer
  • Procurement Services