. Ours is the original Zagrebacka Melem manufactured for many years in Zagreb, Croatia. MelemUSA has the exclusive rights to distribute Melem in North America and we also handle all EU e-commerce conducted in English for Atlantic Grupa, the Zagreb holding company marketing Melem worldwide. (www.melem.com)
Some very sad news to report: the inventor, developer, and founder of Melem Ninko Niksic, passed away July 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife Vlasta and a sister. They were like a family to us. How we came to import and distribute Melem in the US is a matter of a small world. Our family was engaged in helping the Croatian Children's Hospital with supplies and money through our involvement with Rotary International soon after the end of the Balkan Wars in 1996.Dr.Muftic (an ob-gyn, who immigrated from Croatia to the US in 1961) was interviewed on Croatian TV on our trip to Zagreb. Ninko caught the broadcast and contacted us via the Zagreb Rotary Club and asked if Dr. M was indeed the same one who lived across the street in Zagreb before World War II. Yes...and old playmates were united. Between the days in Zagreb, World War II and the Communist regime caused Ninko and Vlasta to relocate in Australia, where Ninko, a chemical engineer, invented Melem and began manufacturing it. About 20 years ago, as the Communist regime permitted more private sector manufacturing, Ninko and Vlasta returned to Zagreb, where he marketed Melem under the name of Zagrebacka Melem. It became a standard product carried by pharmacies and used in the hospitals.
Dr. M's wife Felicia, an American with extensive consumer affairs and regulatory rules and regulations, State and Federal, experience, tried out Melem on herself and discovered it was the only product that had ever stopped mosquito bite itches. She then began using Melem as a makeup base and then found it was very effective on grandchildren's diaper rashes. The rest is history
Dr. Muftic was recently honored by the Colorado Medical Society for his 50 in medical practice. His internship and residency took place in the US and he graduated from medical school with both an MD and a PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland) .
We are on line, selling Melem to retailers, and import it with pride from Croatia
Melem USA LLC is a lmited liability corporation and a partnership. Michael Muftic, MD is President in charge of sales and Felicia Muftic is Vice President, marketing and public relations manager.