Key pharmaceutical brands produced by Chiesi 2016-2018, by revenues

Foster, Curosurf and Clenil are the key brand name drugs to treat problems of the respiratory area, developed and marketed by the Italian pharmaceutical company Chiesi. In 2018, Foster generated the largest sales revenues, with 750 million euros. Curosurf and Clenil followed far behind with revenues amounting to 208 and 158 million euros, respectively.

Chiesi in the domestic and international market

Chiesi is among the leading Italian pharmaceutical companies based on revenues, as well as one of the European firms of this sector with the gratest level of investments in research and development. The company established itself on the pharmaceutical market back in 1979, specifically thanks to the launch of Clenil, which is as above mentioned, still one of its key products.  

Research and development

Nowadays, Chiesi’s focus is within the respiratory area, primary care, neonatology and rare diseases. In addition, the company has recently started to explore the field of regenerative medicine and to develop eco-friendly and innovative products. Their increasing investments in research and development may suggest that innovation plays a key role in Chiesi’s business model.

Key brand name drugs produced by the Italian pharmaceutical company Chiesi from 2016 to 2018, by revenues

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2016 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: “The brand drugs mentioned refers to the respiratory therapeutic class, the one in which Chiesi is a key player at global level”.

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