Orion R&D

Orion’s pharmaceutical innovations are created within its R&D organisation. The organisation employs top professionals in the field of drug molecule development and optimisation.

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Research areas

Orion develops new pharmaceuticals in three therapy areas. Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D focuses on the central nervous system, cancer and critical care, and inhalable Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs. Orion also develops veterinary and generic drugs. 

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Orion's R&D Pipeline

Drug development

What does it take to develop a new medicine? To start with, you need a dedicated team of top scientists and other professionals. The journey might take up to fifteen years. Take a look!

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About Orion

Orion is a globally operating Finnish developer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests.

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Turku factory extension completed

25 Aug 2014 | Orion’s Turku factory extension project, which was started at the end of 2012, has been completed. The new production premises for hormone gels was brought into production use according to schedule in July. 

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Working in the pharmaceutical industry

Orion is the largest employer in the Finnish pharmaceutical industry. It is considered to be a good and reliable employer, which is also indicated by its lower-than-average employee turnover.

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Building personnel well-being

We work actively to ensure a positive working environment. We want to create a workplace with good supervisors, colleagues that encourage each other and an atmosphere of trust, because these factors contribute to well-being. 

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Orion personnel in numbers

For healthcare professionals

Are you a physician, vet, pharmacist or another healthcare professional? 'Health Professionals' site offers an easy access to our websites for professionals. 

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A daughter’s story: caring for my father who suffered from dementia

When a close relative is diagnosed with dementia it may come as a shock. When journalist Hanna Jensen’s 74-year-old father was diagnosed with dementia, she became his carer at the age of 39.

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Smartphone app reminds you to take your medicine

Have you ever forgotten to take your medicine as directed? The My Well-being app for smartphones reminds patients to take their medicine, which supports the success of the treatment.

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Parkinson’s disease increased Timo’s zest for life