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Since their discovery, scientific evidence continues to reinforce the therapeutic benefits of vitamin and carotenoid ingredients. More recently, cannabinoid actives have demonstrated significant potential too. 

Our high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients undergo the strictest quality assurance protocol and industry-leading GMP-compliant manufacturing practices aligned with ICH Q7. With an extensive and well-connected global network, we ensure consistent across multiple regions around the world. Connect with one of our formulation experts for help choosing the right product form for your next drug innovation.

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Vitamins are more than just a letter. We know it takes more than ‘good enough’ to champion global patient health. When you partner with dsm-firmenich, you get access to the broadest portfolio of vitamin actives in the industry, while our customized solutions and expert services enable our customers to be successful in the market. Learn how we’re leveraging more than 80 years of experience in vitamins research and manufacturing to inspire the creation of therapies that enrich the lives of people living with disease.  



Carotenoids are natural pigments with important health benefits. Some carotenoids function as antioxidants to protect cells, organs and other tissue from free radical damage, which may contribute to the development of disorders including cancer and heart and eye diseases.1 This makes carotenoids, like β-carotene, important targets for drug development.   

 1 Black, H. S., Boehm, F., Edge, R., & Truscott, T. G. (2020). The Benefits and Risks of Certain Dietary Carotenoids that Exhibit both Anti- and Pro-Oxidative Mechanisms-A Comprehensive Review. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 9(3), 264. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9030264




The cannabinoid-based drug market is growing rapidly. To facilitate early-stage drug development in this emerging field of research, dsm-firmenich has created an innovation platform to explore the full therapeutic potential of cannabinoid molecules, like cannabidiol (CBD).

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