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Lionella Sabovcikova Marketing & Sales Coordinator

“Being a part of AOP Orphan, a company whose priority is to help patients with rare diseases, is very motivating. It is gratifying to work  in the team of experienced colleagues for the benefit of patients”

Facts & Figures

AOP Orphan is fully dedicated to pharmaceutical and clinical development as well as commercialization of drugs for more than 20 years already.

Our motivation at AOP Orphan is to help patients who suffer from rare diseases. We achieve this cooperating with stakeholders of the Slovak health care system. Partnerships within pharmaceutical and health care industry are crucial for finding and providing solutions for patients, especially in the treatment of orphan diseases. 

Slovakia occupies a special position among many countries where AOP Orphan is represented. In this market, the company began its development in 2006. AOP Orphan Slovakia is a team of around five employees in the Marketing & Sales, and Medical for all three therapeutic divisions.

300,000
people
PATIENTS WITH RARE DISEASES IN slovakia
In Europe those diseases that occur in less than 5 per 10,000 residents are defined as rare diseases. In Slovakia 300,000 people have been diagnosed with a rare disease.
AVAILABLE TREATMENTS
In Slovakia AOP Orphan provides nine products. 
 
9
products
3
areas
THREE THERAPEUTIC AREAS
AOP Orphan Slovakia covers three area of treatments: HematoOncology, Cardiology & Pulmonology, Neurology and Metabolic Disorders.

Vision & Mission

Milestones

History of more than 20 years means many significant milestones — in research,  social, business spheres and regulatory affairs — that were and are important for AOP Orphan.

1996

Foundation of AOP Orphan in Vienna

1999

The Orphan Regulation EC no 141/2000

2001

1st Approval of Anagrelide in Europe

2004

European Union Expansion

2005

Prostacyclin Analogues Approval

2005

JAK2 Discovery

2008

Renaissance of Interferon (IFNα)

2010

UDCA Designation

2010

Tetrabenazine Approval in Central Europe

2012

Nabilone Approval in Austria

2013

Start of the PROUD PV Study

2015

Beta-blocker for severe sepsis

2016

Pitolisant approval

2017

Landiolol approval

2018

Treprostinil and PAH

2019

BESREMi® Approval

Corporate culture

Thanks to many years of experience in the provision of complex and individualized treatments, AOP Orphan gained special expertise and market presence in the field of rare diseases.

Since its very start AOP Orphan has borne the social responsibility of further life quality improvement for patients with severe, rare and life-threatening diseases. We at AOP Orphan conduct intensive research for this purpose, believing that developing and providing solutions for patients is the most important part of the AOP Orphan corporate responsibility. When it comes to wanting the best for the patients, we stand side-by-side with each other as a team, with researches, physicians, therapists, caregivers, patient organizations and other stakeholders. 

AOP Orphan is keen to keep one of its greatest assets – it is closely networked with the key specialists in all markets and is therefore able to help patients with rare diseases from Austria throughout the world.

Mag. Andreas Steiner CEO | Chairman of the Board

From its inception AOP Orphan's culture is shaped by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder. We are proud to be a company that encourages employees to come up with new ideas and to show ownership and initiative every day. To help neglected patients with rare diseases is our key motivator. Through close interaction with the scientific community, care givers and partners we aim to provide therapies and help patients beyond just providing drugs.

The future

Thanks to our advancements in the field of therapies, an increasing number of patients survive their disease or are able to live with it for a longer period of time. In the next few decades, personalized medicine, individual treatment opportunities will emerge more and more as the standard in AOP Orphan’s therapy concepts as well.

Novel technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) will play an equally crucial role as the increasing quantities of big data and conclusions derived from the daily lives of patients also beyond the strictly regulated conditions of clinical trials, e.g. real-world evidence.

Furthermore, the increasing health competence, health literacy of patients and their family members will also determine the future of pharma and health care sector.