Octapharma is a privately-owned global human proteins manufacturer headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland. It develops human proteins that are derived from human plasma and human cell-lines. The company provides biopharmaceutical products and therapies for haematology, intensive care & emergency medicine, and immunotherapy. Octapharma owns and operates six state of the art plants, employing over 6,000 workers globally. It was founded in 1983 by Wolfgang Marguerre.