What we do

Steiner Arzneimittel specialises in the production of medicines containing cephalosporins. Along with penicillin, cephalosporins are among the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in Germany and, despite the high demand, are still produced by only a few manufacturers in Europe – there are currently only two manufacturers left nationwide. The drug group offers a broad spectrum of efficacy against bacterial infections and is used in all age groups due to its good tolerability. 

Our portfolio includes film-coated tablets, hard capsules and dry juices. We produce for Aristo Pharma as well as for various third-party customers. Every year, 100 million tablets, six million folding boxes and three million bottles of dry juice come off the production line. We produce different dosages depending on the application area and target market. 

To ensure the high quality of our medicines throughout all production steps, our laboratories are equipped for all essential analytical processes – the analytical services range from the development and validation of analytical methods, contract analysis, re-analysis of products manufactured outside the EU to the release of medicines for the European market.

Film-coated tablets

Tablet compression is one of the standards in drug production, but special expertise is required when handling the cephalosporins. 

In contrast to moist granulation, only dry granulation or direct compression can be used for processing cephalosporins. Due to the high dosage, however, direct compression is only possible under special circumstances. We produce 100 million tablets per year using both methods.