Created in 1984, Unicorn (MSJ Ltd). The group has grown over the years and is today a leader in the healthcare sector.
Unicorn (MSJ Ltd) is involved in the import, distribution and marketing of pharmaceutical and healthcare products in Mauritius.
Our business scope covers the following segments: pharmaceuticals (both prescription and OTC), consumer healthcare products, medical equipment, consumables and FMCG.
Unicorn (MSJ Ltd) is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certified.
Unicorn (MSJ Ltd) is regarded as a visionary group, always breaking new ground thanks to the business acumen
and ethical values upheld by its management team driven by two UK-trained pharmacists. Their leadership skills coupled
with their technical background drive the Group with skill, dedication and vision
Our reputation, financial stability and skilled team have assembled a winning set of growth strategies, which position us today among the leaders in the healthcare sector.
Unicorn (MSJ Ltd) has through its subsidiaries and associated companies, built a strong presence in the retail pharmaceutical sector of Mauritius.
We have established a network of 6 strategically located pharmacies throughout the country, in line with our commitment to be as close as possible to the consumer.
Our cutting-edge competitive advantages:
– One of the pioneers in the fields of healthcare and well-being in Mauritius with an outstanding legacy of more of 25 years in business.
– A proven track record that has motivated the world’s renowned laboratories to entrust us with the marketing and distribution of their products in Mauritius.
– Strict adherence to the stringent international norms pertaining to the transportation, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
– A workforce of nearly 100 customer-focused and highly-qualified professionals in their respective fields of expertise (logistics, sales/ marketing, market awareness and education, finance.
– Our fast-forward vision has enabled us to anticipate new trends and seize emerging market opportunities for the benefit of our valued suppliers.
Opening of a retail pharmacy in Curepipe â€“ Pharmacie Gerval
Opening of Pharmacie St Jean, in Quatre-Bornes, one of the leading pharmacies in Mauritius
- Creation of MSJ LTD (UNICORN)- imports, promotion , wholesaling and distribution of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products
- First agencies: 3M (now split into Inova pharmaceuticals and 3M), LRC Durex (now Reckitt Benckiser), Restan (now Adcock Ingram)
Opening of Link Pharmacy, in the Central Business District of Port-Louis
Milupa distributorship (now Nutricia-Danone Early Life Nutrition)
Beginning of our operations in our HQ, Champ de Mars, Port-Louis
Iso certification 9001/2000
Opening of Unilink Pharmacy, Jumbo Commercial Centre, Riche Terre
Opening of Pharmalink Pharmacy, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis
Business restructured in 4 business units: PHARMA, CONSUMER HEALTH, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND CONSUMABLES AND TRADE DIVISION
- Bayer Healthcare and Bayer Consumer care distributorship
- Medtronic distributorship
- Iso certification 9001/2008
- Novartis and Sandoz distributorship
Opening of Health Link Pharmacy, Flacq Shopping Mall
GSK Aspen distributorship
Astra Zeneca and Merck distributorship
Our vision is to lead the way in the well-being sector.
Being the country’s most valued manufacturer and distributor of health-related products with the purpose of optimising the quality of life of our compatriots.
Always going the extra mile to exceed our customers’ expectations
Ensuring the efficient and flexible delivery of our products to all pharmacies and other healthcare outlets
A unified and knowledgeable team working in harmony to attain the objectives set
Acting for the benefit of the Mauritian society at large and encouraging our employees’ involvement to alleviate the sufferings of the underprivileged
Employee welfare Promoting equitable initiatives, fair wages and safe working conditions
Eco-citizen commitment Protecting the environment to leave a lasting legacy for the future generations
Mr Kumar Gunness, Managing Director
Kumar L Gunness born in 1949, qualified as a pharmacy graduate at the Liverpool John Moores University in 1972, registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 1973 and completed a Masters degree at the University of London in 1974. After occupying various positions in hospitals and retail pharmacies in London, he returned back to Mauritius in 1978.
He acquired a retail pharmacy, Pharmacie Gerval in 1978 and from then on went on to create five more retail pharmacies.
In 1984, he created MSJ Ltd Unicorn operating initially from space above the St Jean Pharmacy in Quatre Bornes. MSJ LTD gradually expanded and moved to Port Louis, the capital. He is Managing Director of the companies.
He has been involved in creation of and is a member ofÂ the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius and the Federation des Pharmaciens de L’Ocean Indien.
He is a Fellow of the Mauritius Institute of Directors and is a member of the Rotary Club of Port Louis.
He is a non executive director of a number of other companies in the country.
Mr Sadeck Vawda, General Manager
Mr Vawda did his pharmacy degree at the University of Nottingham, UK then specialized in the field of clinical pharmacy. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He has worked in the various segments of the pharmacy profession including community pharmacy, wholesale and distribution, hospital pharmacy and academia.
He has been an executive member of the Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius (PAM) and Federation des Pharmaciens de l’Ocean Indien (FPOI).
He is presently a member of the Pharmacy Board, the Health Supplement Committee of the ministry of health and the Clinical Trials Research Council.
He is presently and has been for the past 3 years the President of the ”Congres des Pharmaciens Francophone-Ocean Indien”, an annual conference regrouping pharmacists from francophone countries and those of the Indian Ocean.
He is a well respected professional and is a key speaker for CMEs and conferences organized by various pharmaceutical and medical associations in Mauritius.
He started as a pharmacist with MSJ Ltd (Unicorn) in 1995 and has occupied various functions in the company in the fields of logistics and distribution, regulatory, quality, pharmacovigilance and marketing before being appointed as General Manager in 2007.
Unicorn (MSJ Ltd) has partnered with highly reputed local and international firms as well as organisations in Mauritius.
We reap the benefits of high-value added services so that we can always not only keep our promises but also, strengthen our relationships with all stakeholders.
Mauritius Employers Federation
The MEF is the vital voice of Mauritian enterprises in all matters, from economic to social.
Barclays was the first international bank to operate in Mauritius in 1919.
The State Bank of Mauritius
A leading financial services group Mauritius.
The Mauritius Commercial Bank
Incorporated in 1838, it is the leading bank of Mauritius.
A reputed multinational in the fields of auditing and accounting.
The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)
The MCCI represents the private sector in Mauritius since 1850.
Link Pharmacy – Port-Louis
Link Pharmacy is located in the heart of the capital, Port Louis and near the bubbling financial centre. Link Pharmacy caters for the needs of the time-pressed office workers. It offers an extensive range of healthcare products showcased in different settings.
In addition, our team of dispensers spares no effort to answer customersâ€™ queries and to give them useful advice on cosmetics, skin care and consumer health products.
Monday to Friday: 7 30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tel: 212 8959, Fax: 212 6241
It is situated in the most popular commercial and leisure waterfront of Mauritius.
Pharmalink matches the medical needs of the Caudan Waterfront office workers, passers-by and tourists visiting this inescapable sightseeing attraction.
Pharmalink provides a range of beauty and consumer health products adapted to the expectations of everyone. It has also built a strong reputation in aromatherapy, homeopathy and naturopathy. Our staff undergoes continuous professional development to provide helpful suggestions.
Monday to Saturday: 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Every first and last Sunday of each month: 9 a.m. to noon
Tel: 211 8300, Fax: 211 8301
Unilink Pharmacy is located in one of the largest shopping complex of Mauritius at Riche Terre, with the Jumbo Hypermarket as flagship.
This pharmacy is found within driving distance from the capital and its residential areas but is also close to the main Northern motorway.
Unilink Pharmacy has been opened to close the gap for those who were looking for quality healthcare products and services in that part of the island. It is also specialised in foot care and skin care products.
Monday to Thursday: 9 30 a.m. to 8 45 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 9 30 a.m. to 9 45 p.m.
Sunday: 9 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m.
Tel: 248 4435, Fax: 248 4436
Pharmacy St Jean
Pharmacy St. Jean is located on the main road of the posh residential town of Quatre Bornes. It is one of the biggest pharmacies of Mauritius with a wide array of display cases highlighting the wide range of products and services of our suppliers.
Pharmacy St. Jean has recently extended its premises with a new Para pharmacy section where customers can find exactly what they want whether in healthcare, cosmetics or personal care and for all members of their family.
The pharmacists and dispensers strive hard to live up to the pharmacy’s motto, Integrity, quality service and a friendly way to a healthy day.
Monday to Friday: 7 30 a.m. to 8 30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12 15 p.m.
Tel: 464 7571 Fax/Tel: 464 6115
Pharmacy Gerval occupies a prime spot in the old quarters of the town of Curepipe in the centre of Mauritius. Pharmacy Gerval can pride itself to be one of the oldest pharmacies of the island but it has kept up with innovation and pursued the best practices with a high sense of professionalism.
The team of the pharmacy always goes the extra mile to ensure that everyone is pleased with their service.
In addition to serving prescriptions, off-the-shelf medicine and cosmetic products are available.
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 30 p.m.
Sunday/Public Holidays: 9 a.m. to noon
Tel & Fax: 676 3572
Situated in one of the busiest shopping malls of Flacq, Healthlink Pharmacy covers the heath care needs of the inhabitants of the Eastern part of Mauritius. Its open architecture fosters friendly interactions between the dispensers and the public.
The customers especially the elderly, receive pertinent advice on their medication thanks to the continuous training imparted to the staff of Healthlink Pharmacy.
In addition to prescription and over the counter pharmaceutical products, it is the preferred spot of those looking for cosmetics, reading glasses and body building products.
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
Sunday/Public Holiday: 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tel: 413 4544, Fax: 413 4562.