Who is Boiron?
Boiron is a French-based global leader in homeopathic medicines. Our laboratory operations are rooted in a proud family tradition and guided by a passion for excellence in homeopathy.
In the beginning: A family adventure
Boiron was founded by twin brothers Jean and Henri Boiron, both pharmacists with keen scientific minds and an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit.
Here are a few milestones that have shaped Boiron’s history over the years:
- In June 1932, René Baudry, a highly respected pharmacist specializing in the manufacture of homeopathic medicines and founder of the Laboratoire Central Homéopathique de France in Paris, hired Jean and Henri upon their graduation from university.
- One year later, René and Henri started working on developing the Paris laboratory, renaming it Les Laboratoires Homéopathiques Modernes (LHM), while Jean took over development operations at the company in Lyon, known as the Pharmacie Homéopathique Rhodanienne (PHR).
- The three laboratories merged in 1967 to form the group of Boiron Laboratories.
- The 1970s saw the creation of several regional establishments throughout France. In 1979, Boiron’s first foreign facility was set up in Italy, placing Boiron firmly on the international stage.
Boiron: Today and tomorrow
Although Boiron has grown in leaps and bounds, we have never strayed from our founding principles and our dedication to developing and constantly fine-tuning a wide range of homeopathic medicines.
Today, there are 4,000 people on the Boiron team. We have 23 foreign subsidiaries, operate 5 production facilities and distribute our products in more than 100 countries.
Boiron Canada: The adventure continues
Boiron Canada was established in 1988 in order to better cater to the needs of Canadian health care professionals and patients who choose homeopathic care.
Located in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, the Boiron Canada head office was designed by architects Patrice Gamache and Patriarche & CO. Its inspiration derived from the very values we call our own: innovation and sophistication, discipline and passion, and performance and pleasure.
According to Majid Djoudi, President and CEO of Boiron Canada, “Given the growth in production of the medicines distributed Canada-wide over the past decade, we determined there was a need to build new facilities that would meet our own strict pharmaceutical guidelines as well as Health Canada’s high standards for the manufacture and distribution of medicinal products.”