The Company

I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate S.r.l was established in 1983 by university professors and researchers, whose competencies and innovative capacity allowed the company to consolidate its position in the Italian pharmaceutical and cosmetics scenario.
The experience acquired working with various companies over the past thirty years has allowed I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate to promote innovation in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry through the continuous development of new molecules and technologies.
The in-depth knowledge of this sector and the continuous investments in new research and development projects make I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate a dynamic company that creates and provides solutions that meet the clients’ requirements and deliver the desired results.



I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate is currently operating in the following sectors:

  • Contract manufacturing of class I, IIA, IIB, and III medical devices. I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate specialises in CE 0373 certified class III injectable medical devices. These are sterile apyrogenic solutions made with linear and/or crosslinked hyaluronic acid for aesthetic and intra-articular use;
  • Production and sale of raw materials for cosmetic use;
  • Contract manufacturing of finished cosmetic products (Skin Care, Body Care, Hair Care, Sun Care, Babies & Kids).

I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate puts all its experience at the service of its clients, providing a high-quality service, which includes the research and development of new functional substances, fine tuning of analytical methods, development of targeted projects, and of new formulations for third parties. We provide complete assistance and full service to create new medical devices through processes that make use of modern technologies and meet the highest manufacturing standards.
We also build close professional consulting relationships as a result of our focused teamwork from the development and creation of a product to its delivery anywhere in the world.
This way, I.R.A. Istituto Ricerche Applicate ensures an all-round scientific, technical, regulatory, and commercial service.