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About Apotex

About Apotex
Our Purpose

Improving access to medicines for millions of patients worldwide. We do this by providing affordable, innovative, and high-quality solutions.

Our Business

Founded in 1974 by Dr. Barry Sherman, we’re a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world.

From our humble origins of only two employees, we’ve grown to employ more than 5,000 people in Canada in manufacturing, R&D and commercial operations.

Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and corporations:

  • Apotex Inc., focused on generics
  • Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development
  • Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products
  • Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacture of APIs for Apotex and third parties
Apotex Values

Our culture is guided by our core values of Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance and Passion. They inform how we work and how we connect internally and externally with our customers, partners and other stakeholders.

Our Canadian Footprint

Apotex is proud to have roots in Canada with a strong focus on the core Canadian market:

  • Strong Canadian leadership team
  • >95% of Apotex products sold in Canada are made in Canada
  • 4 state-of-the-art manufacturing sites
  • 1 in 5 prescriptions filled in Canada is an Apotex product

Our leadership team is focused on growing and sustaining the Canadian business and maintaining thousands of high-quality, highly skilled jobs in our country.

Over the years, Apotex has helped to bring prescription drugs to market before patent expiry by acting as the lead litigant challenging brand name patents. In doing so we have saved Canadians billions of dollars by bringing products to market early.