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Sabinsa, Goldschmidt Partner

PISCATAWAY, N.J.—Sabinsa Group formed an exclusive marketing partnership with Goldschmidt Personal Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa GmbH, in which Goldschmidt will distribute to the personal care industry worldwide certain of Sabinsa’s standardized botanical extracts developed for cosmeceutical use. The ingredients, expected to be launched in the second half of 2007, have been developed and tested by Sabinsa’s parent company, Sami Labs Ltd. in Bangalore, India.

“Working with Degussa Goldschmidt Personal Care not only allows for deeper and more broad market penetration for our line of cosmeceuticals, but permits us to focus on our core competency of developing safe and effective ingredients for the global market,” stated Madhu Subramanian, executive vice president of global operations, Sabinsa ( “This partnership is seen as the initial and first step of a closer collaborative venture between Goldschmidt and Sabinsa.”

Peter Lersch, head of R&D Care Ingredients/Biotechnology, Goldschmidt Personal Care (, added: “This is a perfect fit as Sabinsa’s strength lies in the identification of bio-active compounds from Indian habitats, whereas we bring additional competence in the field of modern cosmetic claim substantiation and extensive formulation know-how to the table.”

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