Issue Date: July 9, 2007
... And Purchases Cosmetics Firm
DSM's nutritional products unit will acquire privately owned Basel, Switzerland-based Pentapharm Holding for an undisclosed sum. Last year, Pentapharm had sales of about $50 million in active ingredients and systems for the cosmetics industry and for niche pharmaceutical and diagnostics markets. The company's cosmetics products include active ingredients for self-tanning and skin-care products. In the pharmaceutical and diagnostics field, it markets specialized products for blood coagulation disorders.
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