Quantum Pharma Plc, a leading manufacturer and supplier of niche medicines and services to the healthcare sector

The Quantum Pharma Group

Quantum Pharma is a service-led, niche pharmaceutical manufacturer, developer and supplier to the retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical wholesale, hospital, homecare and care home markets. Quantum Pharma operates through three divisions, offering a portfolio of innovative and complementary products and services.


1. Specials
Comprising four business units:

Quantum Pharmaceutical manufactures and supplies specials and special obtains for pharmacy chains, pharmaceutical wholesalers, hospitals and independent pharmacies in the UK.

UL Medicines sources and supplies unlicensed imported medicines, batch-made and bespoke specials to hospitals, community pharmacies and wholesalers in the UK and overseas.

NuPharm offers outsourced manufacture for solid and liquid dose batch-made specials and niche licensed medicines, product development as well as clinical trials product manufacture.

Quantum Aseptic Services manufactures aseptically prepared, sterile intravenous products, either individually, for named patients or in batches for supply to private and NHS hospitals and homecare patients.


2. Niche Pharmaceuticals
Comprising three business units:

Colonis is a product development business, which takes niche pharmaceutical products through the regulatory pathway to achieve licensed and/or regulated status.

Lamda is a full-service contract development specialist with customers across Europe. It specialises in creating added-value products with distinct advantages for patients and health care providers.  It also provides full services for the entire development chain – from inception to registration; to post-approval, finished product supply and regulatory support.

Pern Consumer Products owner of the Dermacool brand - a range of menthol in aqueous creams.


3. Medication Adherence
Comprising two business units:

Biodose® a medicines delivery system that accommodates liquid and solid medication, supporting medicines administration and adherence, for patients, their carers and clinicians. Biodose Connect® - A telehealth version with the ability to remotely monitor medication adherence is in live testing. 

Biodose Services assembles and delivers pre-prepared medication regimes to care homes and homecare patients, incorporating Biodose® as appropriate.