The founding year – 1915

Farmacia Centrale, the roots of the current FarmaMondo group, was established as a private community pharmacy in the heart of the small Swiss border town of Chiasso. The Bernasconi Family was operating the pharmacy and serving the local needs of the few thousands of local habitants.

1915 – 1970 Serving Cross border patient needs

The swiss pharmaceutical market has evolved during the 20 th century to become one of most advanced globally and consequently cross border demand for Swiss therapies came from the near by Italian patients and doctors. Farmacia Centrale developed cross border supply serving unmet needs from Italy and other nearby countries



Mr. Bernasconi, a 3 rd generation of the Bernasconi family and a young pharmacist educated in Zurich, takes over the management of Farmacia Centrale.

1982 Birth of FarmaMondo

Mr. Bernasconi decides to expand the export activity and establishes a Swiss holding company – FarmaMondo SA is born. Mr. Bernasconi choses a brand name that reflects his vision of bringing pharmaceuticals access to international level. Farmacia Centrale remains a daughter company of FarmaMondo SA, focused on local community only.


The 80’s; the international evolution of FarmaMondo

With the introduction of the internet FarmaMondo gains wide recognition as a major brand providing access to Swiss medicines. Through a simple and single web page offering access to medicines FarmaMondo becomes the supply partner of many healthcare providers in Europe and Asia

The 90’s; capabilities and regulations

70 Years after its establishment, FarmaMondo has endured the test of time by always operating in a sustainable and responsible manner as per the Swiss business DNA. As medical needs and relevant regulations evolved so has FarmaMondo, becoming a solid pharmaceutical service business with a clear focus on unlicensed medicines supply.


2008; First Managed Access Program into the Swiss market

FarmaMondo partners for the first time with an innovator seeking to establish a managed access program to serve Swiss unmet patient needs.

2012; Leadership transition

FarmaMondo SA and Farmacia Centrale are no longer a family owned business, new leadership is joining the company led by a group of investors and Pharma experienced entrepreneurs. A new era begins for FarmaMondo.


2013; Getting Global

FarmaMondo expands into LATAM supplying unlicensed medicines. The first international subsidiary of FarmaMondo is established in Brazil. First ever Managed access program on a global scale is awarded.

2014; Pioneering the CIS region

FarmaMondo expands into CIS becoming the pioneer of the unlicensed medicines sphere in Russia. FarmaMondo establishes the second international subsidiary of FarmaMondo in Russia, covering all CIS


2017; Geographical Expansion to Nordic countries

FarmaMondo expands into the Nordic countries by establishing its subsidiary in Denmark covering the 5 Nordic countries.

2018 Geographical Expansion to Baltic countries

FarmaMondo accomplish the opening of its new subsidiary in Lithuania to better cover all the Baltic region.


2019 Geographical Expansion to Mexico

FarmaMondo completed the establishment of the Mexican office