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Making the world a healthier place

Our health solutions cover everything from advanced biomedical devices that help people live active lives for longer to health-enhancing nutritional ingredients and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
Making the world a healthier place

Biomedical Science

As a species we’re living longer. But like any piece of sophisticated equipment the human body wears out and parts need to be replaced – enter DSM.

Biomedical Science

Our polymers and resins are being used in advanced biomedical devices, from artificial joints to delicate devices that improve the function of impaired critical organs such as the brain and the heart. What makes DSM truly unique in this area is the convergence of our expertise in materials and life sciences. The result? Biomedical products that interact with the body safely over increasingly longer periods, and that in some cases are designed to be gradually absorbed by the body..

Our science extends to drug delivery devices - implantable ‘drug depots’ made of re-absorbable polymers that release medication gradually over time in specific parts of the body. We also make biocompatible materials that enable medical device companies to design and produce functional prototypes of their products within days.

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

More people than ever are waking up to the benefits of health-enhancing nutritional ingredients and supplements – and in this field DSM is an undoubted leader.

What this means in practice is that when you take your daily dietary supplements or eat breakfast cereal it’s probably fortified with a DSM product; the same thing goes for infant formulas and toddler foods. Besides vitamins - in which we are the world leader - we offer products that help protect heart health, ingredients that help build stronger bones, and even solutions combating memory loss and diminishing eyesight, to name a few. And our staple food fortification activities protect the health of millions of children in developing countries during their crucial ‘first 1,000 days’.

Pharmaceutical Solutions

Pharmaceutical Solutions

Thanks to a strong heritage in pharmaceuticals1 and extensive experience in vitamins, carotenoids and lipids Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), DSM is in a unique position to provide customers in the pharmaceutical industry with entirely customized support throughout every stage of a project.

1) In 2003, DSM acquired Roche’s vitamins, carotenoids and fine chemicals businesses, including deep know-how and expertise in pharmaceutical applications. In recent years DSM established partnerships for its own pharmaceutical manufacturing activities in order to streamline and simplify its core portfolio.