Dipharma Caronno
Production site

Dipharma Francis S.r.l.
Via Origgio, 23
21042 Caronno Pertusella (VA) – Italy
T +39 02 96440.1
F +39 02 96440599

Situated 10 km from Milan, in Italy, our site in Caronno covers an area of 42,000 square metres and employs about 110 qualified personnel.
It offers a total reactor capacity of about 230 m3, as well as a cGMP small production plant with dedicated resources to support the scale-up and optimisation of our processes. It has been regularly and successfully inspected by the Italian Ministry of Health for over 50 years and by the US FDA since 1978.

Compliance Status

Fully cGMP compliant Quality System, regularly audited by US FDA and MOH

  • 1971 First Italian Ministry of Health inspection
  • 1978 First US FDA inspection
  • 2020 Last US FDA inspection (Mutual Recognition Agreement)
  • 2022 Last Italian Ministry of Health inspection
  • 2023 Anvisa certification
  • 2017 IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) Renewal Authorization (by Region) – AIA*
  • 2020 RIR (Risk of considerable accident) Notification DL 105/15 (ISPRA)
  • 2021 CPI (Certificate of fire prevention) Cert. Renewal Authorization

*AIA – Integrated Environmental Authorisation

Plant hardware

Total area
Approx. 42,000 square metres
Reactor volume

Approx. 230 m3 (range 0,8-12 m3, SS/glass lined)
Operating temperature range

-15°C to +180°C
Pressure rating
From full vacuum up to 5 bar
2 distillation units including 180 m3 stainless steel storage tanks used for the recovery of solvents
Specific technologies

Hydrazine, hydrogenation (up to 6 bar), halogenation, dissolving metals reduction, chlorine and micronization
Process water plant

Deionized water (ion exchange resins)
Finishing areas

Centrifuges, driers and sieve in clean-rooms with air filtered by HVAC system

Pilo plant consisting of
• Glass-lined and stainless steel reactors
• Stainless steel centrifuge enclosed in a dedicated clean room with filtered air system

Visitors information

Our site in Caronno is located 3 km north-east from where the A9 motorway joins the A8, near Lainate – Origgio.
It is a 25-minute drive from Milan Malpensa airport and a 35-minute drive from Milan Linate airport, on the corner between via Origgio and via Bergamo.

To view our site location or find directions to our site, you can visit the Google Maps Page.

GPS coordinates
N 45° 35’ 45’’ E 9° 2’ 9’’

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Via Bissone, 5
20021 Baranzate (MI) – Italy
T + 39 02 38228.1
F +39 02 38201075

Dipharma Mereto
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Via XXIV Maggio, 40
33036 Mereto di Tomba (UD) – Italy
T + 39 0432 866711
F +39 0432 865072

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4502 Campus Drive
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T +1 269 488-8488

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Beijing Repr. Office

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Room 527 Building 6
No. 9 in Fangyuan Nanli
Chaoyang District
100016 Beijing, China
T +86 10 64376931