A collage of ACIC buildings over the years

ACIC Timeline

ACIC was founded by Luciano Calenti in 1973 and has grown to be a key supplier to the North American pharmaceutical market.  In the mid 1970’s, ACIC was responsible for the first antibiotic manufacturing site in Canada.  What started as a fine chemical company manufacturing, suppling and sourcing API’s has grown to include a global network of FDA inspected and cGMP compliant partner manufacturing plants.  Manufacturing, developing and providing API’s and licensing products to the North American market.  

To assist clients and customers along each stage of the process ACIC expanded on their services to meet the ever changing and expanding demand of our clients.

For the past twenty-seven years, ACIC Europe has been actively involved in all phases of the business for the European and Middle Eastern Markets.  We are licensed to sell and distribute injectable products across Europe.

ACIC built Canlac in a joint venture with Ault Food (Division of John Labatt Ltd.) for the world’s largest lactulose manufacturing plant, now an Abbott plant.

Fourteen years ago our Machinery Department was established to meet our clients machinery requirements. We offer injectable manufacturing for high potency and nuclear injectable products as well as state of the art inspection machines with artificial intelligence.  

A ribbon cutting at the ACIC and Methapharm New Building Ceremony

Twenty-five years ago, ACIC’s sister company Methapharm was launched to develop, market and sell specialty pharmaceuticals including injectable products directly in the USA to GPO’s and hospitals. 

Each division is supported by professional sales teams, technicians, regulatory and quality assurance personnel.