Ascendis Health Limited, listed on the JSE in the Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector, is a fast-growing health products group, which markets health and care brands for humans, plants and animals. It consists of three divisions:
Consumer Brands, which includes nutraceuticals (Chempure, Solal), vitamins (Regal – Foodstate, Swissgarde), sports nutrition (Evox, SSN, Bolus Distribution, Sportron) and skin care (Nimue);
Phyto-Vet, focussing on plant and animal health (includes products like Efekto (plant fertiliser), Avima (crop pesticides), marltons; and
Pharma-Med prescription drugs and medical devices, which includes Pharmachem (Bencough), wholesaler and distributor with a Medicines Control Council license, Parmadyne, an MCC licensed generic pharma manufacturer in the multivitamin government tender market.