Mustafa Nevzat İlaç
MN Pharmaceuticals is one of the leading and oldest pharmaceutical companies in Turkey. The company was established in 1923 in a district of İstanbul known as Üsküdar, İhsaniye under the name of Mustafa Nevzat Laboratory. Its founder Prof. Mustafa Nevzat Pısak played an important role in establishing contemporary pharmacy in Turkey, in changing the academic pharmacy program to one fashioned on Western methods, and in the development of the Turkish Pharmaceutical Industry. Currently, with its trained personnel of 1400 and modern facilities, MN Pharmaceuticals is one of the leading manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms in Turkey. MN Pharmaceuticals signed strategic partnership agreements with several leading US generic companies for marketing and sales of its products and has submitted the first ANDA dossier to FDA in 2005. This is also a 'first' for the Turkish Pharmaceutical Industry. By taking the initial step in exporting finished dosage forms to the US, MN Pharmaceuticals has paved the way for the other Turkish pharmaceutical companies to follow. MN Pharmaceuticals has been the first Turkish Pharma Company which has been granted the FDA approval for the API and finished dosage forms. Prof. Mustafa Nevzat Pısak's professional aim of always accomplishing the best and his great respect for human welfare are still the basic principles of MN Pharmaceuticals.