The Nicoflex Story
The development and practical implementation of Nicoflex ointment connected to Lajos Vörösházi and Iván Daróczi.
At the beginning of the ‘70s they tried to develop a warm-up cream that are more durable than the western countries product and also suitable to prevent and treat sprains, muscle injuries.
The sport medicine studies and the impact of sport cream examinations started in 1971 in Újpest Dózsa Football Club. The testing continued in Haladás and Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC) in 1972, finally in 1973 the Pécsi Dózsa athletes also tried and also commented about the positive effect of the cream. In the trial period not only the football players were involved but also the weight-lifters, fencers, volleyball players, canoers and rowers, hard athletes and wrestlers had tried the product with encouraging results.
After all those positive experience the ointment medicinal licensing process started. The clinical trials carried out between 1972 and 1975 in the following institutes: OTKI I.no. Department of Internist; hospital department of orthopedics and traumatology at Kaposvár; National physical education and Institute of sport medicine; former Hungarian Army Military Medical Toxicology Research Centre department of research; National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy (ORFI).
The Nicoflex ointment was granted the marketing authorization as a medicine In Hungary in 1978, and in the former Soviet Union in 1980.
Due to Medimpex (who were the supplier to the Soviet market) almost every section of the Moscow Olympics athletes could try out the products thankfully the on-site distributing samples.
The Nicoflex ointment is currently available in both domestic and foreign markets as non-prescription medicine.
Thanks to the safe components, the proven effect of the product and the good price the Nicoflex ointment has stable sales year after year, despite of the hard competition.