Gensenta 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. With its 8 employees, the 'Laboratory' was one of the first manufacturers of injectable products in Turkey.
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.
Mustafa Nevzat Pısak was born in Gonen in 1879. He graduated from the Military Medical School in 1898 as a pharmacist candidate and from the Imperial Faculty of Medicine in 1902 as a pharmacist-chemist. His first job was in the Selanik Military Hospital in Macedonia. He came to Istanbul in 1909 with the Action Army. In 1911 he was appointed as the laboratory chief of the Medical School and in 1915 as the professor of pharmaceutical technology in the School of Pharmacy. He also taught Materia Medica at the Faculty of Medicine.
There are four separate production units of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Plant; penicillin group active substances, macrolide group active substances and etodolac, and other active substances are manufactured. In Production Plant I, penicillin group antibiotics like Sulbactam Sodium, Sultamicillin Tosylate and Sultamicillin Base are manufactured. In Production Plant II, Etodolac, Voriconazole and macrolide group antibiotics like Clarithromycin granules are manufactured. In Production Plant III and Plant IV productions of 1-500 kg capacities take place; in this Pilot and Small Scale Production Plants, active substances like Granisetron, Zoledronic Acid, Rocuronium Bromide, Aripiprazole, Monosodium Ibandronate Monohydrate and Imatinib Mesylate are manufactured.
There are four dedicated production plants for finished dosage forms in Yenibosna, İstanbul; all basic forms of pharmaceuticals, including injectables such as liquid and freeze-dried ampoules and vials, sterile powder vials and oral dosage forms such as hard gelatin capsules, tablets, film-coated tablets and dry powder suspensions are produced in Yenibosna.
The products are manufactured according to 'Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)' and 'Current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP)' and as a result of continuous training, education and modern technology; the products are used by patients both in Turkey and in various countries abroad
In July 2004, Gensenta received EU-GMP certificate from Germany for the ampicillin sodium / sulbactam sodium for injection. This certificate has been renewed following the inspections in 2007 and 2009.
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 Gensenta Pharmaceuticals.