The launch of Dobetin
On 23rd August 1950, Angelini files a patent for Dobetin, a vitamin B12 drug to treat pernicious anaemia, widespread in the Italian population that had suffered from hunger during the war years. The drug starts being produced and packaged in Ancona from the early 1950s.
The headquarters move to Rome
Also in the early 1950s, Angelini decides to expand operations in Rome, where the group’s headquarters are still located today.
The launch of Tachipirina
At the end of the 1950s, among ACRAF’s various successful products, one that stands out is Tachipirina, an analgesic and antipyretic drug that is still one of the drugs most prescribed by paediatricians.
The establishment of Fater
In 1958, a new company named Fater (Farmaceutici Aterni) is founded, its name referring to its geographical position not far from the Aterno river in Pescara.
Fater becomes a leader in the production of nappies and sanitary napkins, but its first success comes with Stilla ophthalmic drops.