History

It was in 1954 that Jacques Servier, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Pharmacy, then aged thirty, took over a pharmaceutical production company with nine employees, in Orléans, France. Today it is France’s leading independent pharmaceutical company, and the no. 2 French pharmaceutical company in the world, with 21,400 employees in 146 countries. Jacques Servier was able to undertake this extraordinary adventure because of his love of the profession, his "faith" in research, his sound analysis of the needs of others, his drive to develop and share, in short, his incredible life force.