Complex generic API are not all created equally

At Bachem, we believe there is more to creating APIs for generics than simply following a recipe. The support and services around the molecule are critical. With our passion and expertise, we give our customers all the ingredients for a successful API supply experience and successful launch.

Bachem goes the extra mile

With more than 50 years of experience, we have built excellent regulatory expertise to provide a complete generic API package to meet your needs. Bachem offers an unmatched portfolio with comprehensive documentation and at the right scale for you.
We can fulfil your needs from a few grams to multi-kilograms to tenth of tons of generic API with timely delivery. Because we manufacture some of our own starting materials, we can ensure a safe and sustainable supply chain.
Innovation is in our DNA to continuously improve our processes, quality and efficiency. We explore new technologies to meet emerging generic API opportunities at high quality, minimized lead time and at the right cost.

Bachem is your partner of choice when it comes to meeting rising demand

We tackle challenges together with our customers to provide cost-effective medicines to a large number of patients. We strive to simplify our partners’ lives by reducing the complexity of manufacturing and focusing on mutual success. Our continuous investment in capacity and automation for higher quality and sustainability makes us the perfect partner for your project.

What Bachem Offers

Peptide API

Bachem has established long-term contracts with important industrial partners, being a reliable, independent and financially solid company. We are proud about our many long-term supply agreements on generic API for example with AstraZeneca and Debiopharm.


AtosibanDMFReproductive MedicineCH
BivalirudinDMFCardiovascular DiseaseCH
BuserelinDMFOncology, Reproductive MedicineCH
CalcitoninDMFPaget‘s disease, Hypercalcemia and OsteoporosisUSA
GlucagonDMFDiabetes MellitusCH
Gonadorelin AcetateCEP / DMFOncology, Reproductive MedicineCH
Goserelin AcetateCEP / DMFOncology, Reproductive MedicineCH
Icatibant AcetateDMFHereditary AngioedemaCH
Leuprolide AcetateCEP / DMFOncologyCH
Octreotide AcetateCEP / DMFOncologyCH
SomatostatinCEP GastritisCH
Teriparatide Acetate / pTH (1-34) (human)DMFOsteoporosisUSA
TetracosactideDMFOncology, DiagnosticsCH
Triptorelin AcetateDMFOncology, Reproductive MedicineCH
Triptorelin PamoateDMFOncology, Reproductive MedicineCH
(Arg8)-VasopressinDMFDiabetes InsipidusUSA
LiraglutideDMFDiabetes MellitusUSA/CH
Semaglutide*DMFDiabetes MellitusCH

Small Molecule API

All small molecule API sold to tenth of tons by Bachem are manufactured in our site in Vionnaz.


CarbidopaCEP, DMFEpilepsy and Parkinson‘s DiseaseCH
EtomidateCEP, DMFSedatives and AnestheticsCH
PropofolCEP, DMFSedatives and AnestheticsCH



Generic APIApplication
Degarelix*Oncology & others
Glepaglutide*Short Bowel Syndrome & others
Tirzepatide*Diabetes Mellitus & others
Please note: Some products may be restricted in certain countries.

* Bachem provides this product solely for uses within the scope of any statute or law providing for an immunity, exemption, or exception to patent infringement (“Exempted Uses”), including but not limited to 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) in the United States, the Bolar type exemption in Europe, and any corresponding exception to patent infringement in any other country. lt is the sole responsibility of the purchaser or user of this product, and the purchaser or user of this product agrees to engage only in such Exempted Uses, and to comply with all applicable intellectual property laws and/or regulations. The purchaser of this product agrees to indemnify Bachem against all claims in connection with the performance of the respective commercial agreement (e.g. supply agreement) and possible infringements of intellectual property rights.

Why choose Bachem?

  • Customer centricity & service – At Bachem, we strive to give our customers an all-round positive experience – no matter who they are or where they are located.
  • Innovation and technology – Technological leadership and innovative strength have been the cornerstones of our success since the very beginning of our company.
  • Operational excellence and quality – Bachem is a leading and successful global player in the business of developing and manufacturing peptides and oligonucleotides.
  • People & culture – Our employees make the difference. Representing our corporate culture of passion and commitment, they are the foundation of our success.
  • Sustainability – We are committed to sustainability by taking responsibility towards our employees, the society, and the environment.

What our customers are saying

“I truly feel comfortable selecting Bachem as API partner for our complex formulation need. Bachem always comes with innovative research which make them stand tall in this highly competitive environment. Working with Bachem, I don’t recollect any points which were not resolved and we have to go open ended for our ANDA submission, their customer service support is indeed superb. I can say that Bachem knows science, Bachem knows regulatory requirements, Bachem knows service which gives ultimate peace of mind to us and we are always confident that we tied knot with perfect API partner.”


-Kushal Shah, Manager, Amneal Pharmaceuticals.
“Frankly speaking and without flattery, we have never experienced such a great level of perfection. Instead of describing all that we have seen or read about Bachem, it is much easier to state that we returned from our visit to Bachem with the highest level of admiration.”


– Big Pharma Company
“With Bachem we have a reliable supplier at our side since many years. Bachem hasn´t only a constant in quality and experience for manufacturing in Europe but also looks for solution in difficult times. We really appreciate the cooperation between both parties.“


– European pharmaceutical company

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Generic API
distributor locations

Find a local distributor in Latin America in the map below, for more info on how you can access our generic API in other locations, please contact us.

Distributors Mexico & LATAM

Suan Farma MexicoEmail+52 55 5639 3086
Suan Farma LATAMEmail+34 913 44 68 90
UnifarmaEmail+54 11 5218-0600

Agents LATAM

Hugo Gil y Asociados SrlEmail+54 11 45049254
+54 11 45049353
Ayalla MarketingEmail+55 11 2108-5666
Suan Farma ArgentinaEmail+54 11 4871 7760
Suan Farma PeruEmail+51 913 019 652
Suan Farma ColombiaEmail+ 57 1 2601263
+57 1 4065053
Suan Farma BrazilEmail+ 55 11 9 9581 9712