MBP – Medical Biomaterial Products GmbH is a successor company of the pharmaceutical department of the VEB leather factory Neustadt-Glewe.
The factory was built in 1911 as a manufacturing plant of the company “Adler und Oppenheimer”.
In 1956 the VEB leather factory “August Apfelbaum” was founded and became Europe’s leading producer of porcine leather in the late 70s.
The decisive breakthrough came on the 25th November 1980 with the start of the production of “XENODERM”, a sterile dressing to cover burns. In 1984 collagen fleece was added, approved to be used for medical purposes in 1986. The pharmaceutical department of the leather factory “August Apfelbaum” was taken over by MBP GmbH in 1994.