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Breeding and reproduction of Leeches in captivity

Breeding and reproduction of Leeches in captivity

Breeding and reproduction of Leeches in captivity

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“HIRUDOVER” SRL is a company specialized in the growth and reproduction of medicinal leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) in captivity, in a controlled environment destined for Hirudotherapy.

The firm is located in the town of Codllea, Brasov county. The bio laboratory is equipped with temperature and humidity control systems, with a hygiene corresponding to a laboratory and has a production capacity per year of over 200,000 leeches.

The Brasov bio laboratory started its activity in 2016 being a continuation of the activity of the bio laboratory from Carligele, Vrancea county, which belongs to BIOAPIMED-SV SRL company, established in 2010. Currently, the bio laboratory managed by Mrs. Veronica Burga carries out the activity to the maximum capacity. With an experience of over 15 years in the field, the bio laboratory produces high-quality leeches which are appreciated both on the domestic and foreign market which dictates continuous growth in our annual production.


Bioactive substances in saliva lipids

  • Hirudin
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Pseudohirudin
  • Destabilase
  • Apyrase
  • Bdellines
  • Eglines
  • Kininases
  • Histamine-like substances
  • Collagenase
  • Leech prostanoids
  • Inhibitor of kallikrein of the blood plasma
  • Proteases
  • Lipolytic enzymes
  • Intibitor of Xa factor of the blood coagulation
  • Triglyceridase
  • Cholesterol esterase
  • Lipase


The benefits of Hirudo-therapy:

  • Liquefies blood and improves blood circulation
  • Removes substances from the blood that favor the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
  • Dissolves existing thrombi and prevents the formation of new thrombi.
  • Promotes the resorption of adhesions and scars.
  • Reduces inflammation and tissue damage, has a curative effect on rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lung disease.
  • Reduces and eliminates pain
  • Revitalizes tissues
  • Reduced risk of heart attack or stroke
  • Increases joint mobility by reducing inflammation
  • Elimination or reduction of tinnitus, glaucoma, gingivitis
  • Improves memory
  • It regulates the menstrual cycle

Welcome to Hirudover SRL

Welcome to Hirudover SRL
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Veronica Burga – Founder, specialist in breeding and reproduction of captive medicinal herds, with over 12 years experience in this field.Read More

The Activity carried out within the laboratory – The growth and reproduction of medicinal lipids is an activity that requires specialized documentation starting from knowing this invertebrate from a biological point of view… Read More

– The leeches have been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times due to the beneficial effects they have on maintaining human health, but the advantage of modern medicine has diminished their role and increasingly limited their use.Read More