Making commercial generics commercially successful

Let’s make your APIs a global success story.

With our world-class expertise and resources, we’ll give you complete support and customized services around the molecule. Then you can launch with real impact and constantly meet demand.

All you need to do is concentrate on perfecting your APIs: we’ll take care of absolutely everything else. Our complete generic API packages include comprehensive documentation and first-rate manufacturing, getting you to market quickly.

Perfect your gerneric APIs

Purity is guaranteed – our rigorous quality management system covers the whole process, from raw materials to delivery.

Since we manufacture some of our own starting materials, we can ensure a safe and sustainable supply chain. And you’ll get consistent batch-to-batch quality, helping you build a reputation for excellence.

We’ll help you produce large scales of quality, affordable generic medicines for those who need them most.

Meet demand head-on

Let us simplify your path to API success. By applying the latest technology and manufacturing techniques, we remove barriers to the widespread supply of cost-effective medicines. Together with you, we’ll tackle any challenges along the way, using our expertise and capacity to produce high-quality generics. Plus, you can scale production up as you need, from quantities in grams right up to hundreds of kilos.

A peptide API track record you can trust

We’re proud of our many long-term supply agreements on generic API, including partnerships with AstraZeneca and Debiopharm. You’ll be following in fine footsteps: just take a look at some of the many APIs we’ve helped bring to market.

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 at our site in Vionnaz, Switzerland.


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



Generic APIApplication
Glepaglutide*Short Bowel Syndrome & 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 work with us?


  • You come first – Your requirements become our requirements: we’re built on first-rate customer service.
  • Excellence – You can rely upon our commitment to quality, backed by half a century of expertise in generics development and production.
  • Expertise – Work with our highly skilled, innovation-obsessed team
  • Internationally approved – We’re fully GMP compliant, with facilities inspected by the FDA, EMA and Swissmedic.
  • Sustainability – We firmly believe long-term business success is driven by ethical behavior and integrity, so we’re dedicated to improving our social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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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