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Devirex was founded in 2006 by Dr. Paul Scherer, Marcel Langenauer and Peter Vitins with a vision of giving concerned persons a chance to live without cold sores. Experiences in their own milieu let this concern become personal for the team.

Together the Devirex team has more than 60 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sector. Since 2006 the development of an innovative lip gel for preventing outbreaks of cold sores was pushed forward. In 2012 Lipivir was launched and represents a unique care for affected lips.

Because prevention is better than cure Lipivir gives concerned  persons a chance to prevent outbreaks of cold sores instead of curing afterwards.


The team knows how depressing dermatosis can affect the daily routine of people affected by herpes blisters. Therefore by fighting cold sores Devirex tries to increase affected persons’ quality of living in business as well as in private life.

Es ist bekannt, wie einschneidend und belastend dermatologische Beschwerden sich auf den Alltag des Betroffenen auswirken können. Mit der Bekämpfung vom weit verbreiteten Lippenherpes wünscht sich Devirex, die Lebensqualität zahlreicher Menschen zu steigern, sowohl im Beruf als auch in der Freizeit.

“Because some people have suffered from herpes outbreaks since childhood and need to be released.”

Dr. Paul Scherer

• Co-founder and COO of Devirex
• PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
• PMD at Harvard Business School
• 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry

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