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Biochemical Products since 1922

The company A. Costantino & C. S.P.A. was established in 1922; activities began with the production of protein peptones and enzymes, such as pancreatin and pepsin.

Over the years the range of products increased to include protein derivatives of silver, bromine and iodine (silver protein, mild silver protein, bromopeptone, iodopeptone) as well as peptones for bacteriological use, employed both by animal disease prevention centres and in industry, for preliminary preparation of milk enzymes.

Production of enzymes was consolidated in the post-war period, and extended in the 1950s and ‘60s to include products for opotherapy. After casein hydrolysates were introduced into Europe from America, the production of enzymatic hydrolysates of casein for pharmaceutical use was started. Due to market demand increase in the ‘80s, resources were progressively dedicated to the development and production of peptones, protein extracts and hydrolysates from animal and vegetal origin.

The application of these products lies in the field of industrial fermentation, demand having partly reflected the development of biotechnology, as well as in the preparation of culture media for microbiology.

During the ‘90s the factory went through a complete cycle of restructuring and the latest manufacturing technologies and avant-garde process control systems were progressively introduced, enabling the company with the best-possible guarantee of process and product quality.

We are aware that only those who recognize tomorrow's requirements today will be able to secure their market position in the long term. Our ambition is to develop, produce, and sell optimal products and quality services in each business segments through application specialists that work closely with our customers to develop, design, and implement solutions and concepts that will ensure our mutual success.