History

2018
New Logistics Center

New Logistics Center

Inauguration of the new Logistics Center in Camino Carrasco 5119, Montevideo.

2017
Construction

Construction

The construction of the new Logistics Center starts on Camino Carrasco 5119, Montevideo.

2015
New Offices

New Offices

Laboratorio LIBRA inaugurates its new offices and begins the expansion works at the productive plant.

2014
New Facility

New Facility

LIBRA acquires a new facility building located in Solferino 4096 and Avda. Italia, destined to the administrative areas, which results in a modernization of its offices and an expansion of its administrative and technical capacity.

2012
Comparative Study

Comparative Study

The 1st Comparative Study on original antibiotics against LIBRA generics is carried out in Chile in 349 patients and guarantees the quality of its products (Piperazam, Cefactam e Imipen).

2011
50 Years

50 Years

Laboratorio LIBRA celebrates its first half century of existence with the acquisition of a plot nearby the Carrasco International Airport for further capacity development.

2010
Renewals

Renewals

Certification of GMP compliance is renewed by ANVISA. Extension of area for SUME-CEMEPA and SUME-CITOS sectors for Nutrition admixtures and Fractioning of cytostatics.

2009
Awards

Awards

It receives the Exporting Innovation Award 2009 which is granted by The Exporters Union of Uruguay and the Uruguayan State Bank, Banco Rep�blica Oriental del Uruguay. Cutting-edge pump is added to the SUME-CEMEPA area.

2008

New Areas

It devotes a new area to SUME-CEMEPA and SUME-CITOS sectors for Nutrition and Fractioning of cytostatics.

2007
Improvements

Improvements

In Uruguay, 1,200 square meters are added to the Distribution sector, to be in line with the new volumes handled by Laboratorio LIBRA. In Brazil,it tranfers its Quality Control Laboratory from Vitoria to Porto Alegre and enlarges its facilities. Consolidation in the Central American market. It sold more than 100 products abroad.

2006
Certification

Certification

A pharmaceutical bioequivalence certification program of its products in Brazil is started. Certification of exchangeability for sterile antibiotics and oncology drugs, acknowlwdged by ANVISA, are obtained. Laboratorio LIBRA products are exported to Vietnam for the first time, opening the market of the Asian continent.

2005
Microbiology sector

Microbiology sector

Laboratorio LIBRA Uruguay reforms its microbiology sector, following the same segregation guidelines used in production.

2004
Quality Control

Quality Control

LIBRA opens its Quality Control Laboratory in Vitoria, Brazil.

2002
Renovation and extension

Renovation and extension

Renovation and extension of manufacturing, conditioning and distribution plant in Uruguay.

2000
CITOS and Cuba

CITOS and Cuba

In its facilities, CITOS medical supplies are started for the fractioning of cytostatics. Major exports are made to Cuba.

1999
Exportaciones

Exportaciones

Laboratorio LIBRA products are exported to new markets outside MERCOSUR, such as Peru and Ecuador.

1998
Chile

Chile

It opens its offices in Chile.

1997
SUME-CEMEPA

SUME-CEMEPA

In its facilities, CEMEPA medical supplies are started for the preparation of parenteral admixtures.

1996
GMP

GMP

LIBRA is the first Uruguayan laboratory to receive the GMP certificate granted by the health authorities of ANVISA Brazil, a guarantee that is renewed periodically.

1995
Injection Segregated Products

Injection Segregated Products

Moves its plant to the Arroyo Grande St. location and builds a facility for injection segregated products (cephalosporins and penicillins), placing itself as a leader of the most rigorous demands.

1992
Brasil

Brasil

Opens offices in Brazil.

1991
Paraguay

Paraguay

Starts operations in Paraguay.

1980
Quality

Quality

In accordance with other Uruguayan companies and government support, the quality control laboratory with the most advanced technology of the time is inaugurated.

1970
Own Production

Own Production

Laboratorio LIBRA starts to sell products from their own production.

1961
Laboratorio Libra

Laboratorio Libra

Founded in 1961 by the Pharmaceutical chemistry Carlos Scherschener Kohn.