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Our key therapeutic areas.

Science and You.

We apply Science to help improve healthcare in key therapeutic areas by discovering, manufacturing and delivering innovative medical solutions.

Dermatological diseases.

We care about Skin health. Our medicines help to make a substantial difference to the lives of patients by treating a wide variety of skin diseases through both topical and systemic medication. There are various forms of dermatitis, which, though not life threatening, have a significant impact on patients' social activity, as well as on the quality of their lives. The most common skin conditions are actinic keratosis, psoriasis, eczema, and skin infections.

Actinic keratosis.

Actinic keratosis develops as a result of chronic UV damage in skin areas that are constantly exposed to sunlight. This condition is also commonly known as solar keratosis, senile keratosis & age keratosis. Due to many years of repeated sun damage, the genetic information in the cells of the uppermost skin layer (keratinocytes) changes so that they are reformed more quickly.

The probability of developing actinic keratosis is greatest in old age and amongst fair-skinned people. It is estimated that around half of all Europeans over 60 are affected. Today, it is known that actinic keratosis is an early form of non-melanoma skin cancer. In contrast to other forms of skin cancer, however, actinic keratosis is not malignant, as it only affects the top-most skin layer.

Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects between 1.5% and 3% of the population. It manifests itself as erythematous thickened scaly plaques mostly on the elbows, knees or scalp.

Eczema.

Eczema is a form of skin inflammation with various pathogenic origins. The various subtypes of eczema are differentiated by the underlying cause of skin inflammation, such as atopic eczema, toxic contact eczema or allergic contact eczema.