GUERBET is a pharmaceutical laboratory with headquarters located in Villipente, Paris, France. It was founded by André Guerbet in 1926, who named the company after his father, the French chemist Marcel Guerbet (1861–1938), who created Lipiodol® in 1901 and later, in 1926, they discovered the properties for X-Rays from Lipiodol®.
Since 1987, GUERBET has expanded their activities. They are leader in the French market for contrast agents, with a participation of 50%, and more than 60% of the European market. They have branches in Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey. They also have more than 80 agents worldwide in charge of the International market and from which, ALTREBO LIMITADA is the oldest.
Nowadays the laboratory has a manufacturing plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; USA and has more than 1400 employees.