Building Tradition with Modern Technology

UPSA, a pharmaceutical manufacturer producing more than 340 million boxes of tablets annually, owes its success to a remarkable family of doctors. In 1935, Dr. Camille Bru established UPSA (the Union de Pharmacologie Scientifique Appliquée) in France after discovering certain medicines are more effective when taken with sparkling water. This finding led to the development of effervescent remedies, a turning point in pharmaceutical research and production.

UPSA is now owned by Bristol-Myers Squibb, but as Mathieu Dumora, a technical and infrastructure project manager, explained, the company continues to build on its traditions.

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UPSA reduced part weight by 70% with 3D printed parts, minimizing machine wear and tear while improving factory floor productivity.

“다양한 의료분야에 3D프린팅 기술을 활용하면 맞춤형 의료 도구 활용이 가능할 뿐만 아니라 의료비를 줄일 수 있습니다.”

김남국 교수, 아산병원 융합의학과