United Laboratories

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United Laboratories, Inc. is the leading pharmaceutical company in the Philippines. Unilab business is to develop, manufacture and market a wide range of prescription and consumer health products covering all major therapeutic categories. Many of these products are now leading brands in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Myanmar.


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Board of Directors

Carlos C. Ejercito is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Jocelyn Campos-Hess is the Chairman of the Board

History

n 1945, a small drugstore opened shop in a street corner in war-torn downtown Manila after a fortuitous meeting between its founders.

This drugstore was to be the forerunner of Unilab. As small as it was, the drugstore had a mission: to provide quality medicines at prices within reach of as many people as possible in the community. Postwar conditions no doubt had a hand in molding this mission. In the minds of the founders, it would have been unreasonable and coarse to sell medicines at prices determined by pure business objectives alone to sick people whose livelihood had been lost in the war.


The Growth of the Company

A few years after its quiet start, the drugstore had quickly developed into a pharmaceutical company, with a simple manufacturing setup and a modest marketing force to promote and sell high quality and affordable medicines. This was to be a major step in realizing the founders' vision of transforming the drugstore into a significant and leading provider of pharmaceuticals.

By the end of the fifties in the last century, Unilab had become the top pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, an astounding feat in an industry in which, then as now, big multinationals are active.

Alliances

Unilab has developed significant technical and marketing alliances with major multinational pharmaceutical companies and research organizations based in the United States, Europe and Japan. Growing international involvement, a broader regional role and more diverse operational activities are underpinned by a committed and highly trained work force.


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