About Us

    A contract pharma manufacturer with rare dedication

    Flexibility. Capabilities. Expertise. Resources. These are the things most companies with a promising molecule look for when they shop for a contract manufacturing organization. This is what you will find when you work with Exelead – whether your operation needs batches of 1 liter or 1,000, whether you are just getting started or have established production processes.


    Exelead is a wholly owned subsidiary of Essetifin SpA in Rome, Italy—a privately owned pharmaceutical company specializing in Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.


    Focus on small- to medium-size batches and complex formulations

    We provide contract manufacturing services with an emphasis on complex liposomal and PEGylated formulations. We focus on being able to help companies from small, venture startups through medium size companies. Our contract manufacturing organization is structured to handle small batches and formulations meant for rare disease or small populations. When we say we have “rare dedication,” we mean it.


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    Commitment to quality

    You can also find dedication in our processes and in the depth and complexity of laboratory services we offer. Our manufacturing operation integrates clean room standards and cold-chain processes. Our laboratory scientists and GMP knowledgeable managers can help you put the finishing touches on your formulation, fulfill your clinical trial process, and manage your complex logistics and delivery chain. In short, we can take your product from molecule to market.


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    Serving customers around the world

    We manufacture drugs that are being tested or are approved for market throughout Europe, as well as for the United States, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Australia, Chile, Columbia and Japan. We can help you handle all the regulatory paperwork for several markets worldwide, as well.


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