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Beiersdorf, a German multinational company known for the Nivea skin care products among other brands, is acquiring a majority stake in S-Biomedic. This Flanders-based biotech company from Beerse specializes in the treatment of pimples and other forms of acne.

Acne expertise

With the acquisition, Beiersdorf aims to strengthen its expertise in the treatment of acne. As a relatively young company in which Beiersdorf already invested back in 2018, S-Biomedic will continue to function as a separate entity and complement Beiersdorf’s research activities.

Microbiome research

S-Biomedic conducts research on the skin’s microbiome: i.e., the variety of microorganisms than can be found on the skin. As such, the young innovative company develops active ingredients for cosmetic products, using live skin bacteria

What’s more, S-Biomedic is based at the JLABS incubator – under the wings of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson – in Beerse (Flanders). 

Thriving in Flanders’ life sciences & health ecosystem

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Reported by
newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws

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