About Us

The History of SteriPharm Export

In 1964, the pharmacist Dr. Dieter Schöne opened the pharmacy “Park Apotheke” in Berlin. He previously worked as a production manager in the pharmaceutical industry and had already developed a number of products there. In 1981 Dr. Schöne founded the company Steripharm Pharmazeutische Produkte GmbH, while running the pharmacy simultaneously. Since then he has developed various products with his experience as a production manager.

In the beginning of the 1990s Dr. Schöne recognised the importance of folic acid for the human organism, especially in combination with an adequate supply of iodine. He consistently developed folic acid products, which were further optimized over the following years. In 2002, the product Folio® was awarded “best medical product” in the category “products with folic acid” in Germany.

Since then, SteriPharm Pharmazeutische Produkte GmbH & Co. KG has steadily expanded its range of folic acid products for women who want to have children, pregnant women and nursing mothers and a growing number of other applications.

The company SteriPharm Export GmbH was founded in 2002 and is responsible for the export. Since then, the proven folic acid products are available in more and more countries. Our packs are optimized for the international market and are available in many languages.

By now, based on the number of pregnancies in Germany, around 45% of pregnant women in Germany take Folio® and / or Folio Forte® as a dietary supplement.

Our Vision

“Less is often more”. We align ourselves by this short guiding principle. A woman needs only a few supplements during her pregnancy, when planning to become pregnant, and during lactation, in addition to a balanced diet, so that adequate nutrition is provided.

A large number of additional vitamins and proteins are not necessary. Our products focus only on the essential supplements and are available over the counter.

Also important for us is that the products are affordable for everyone. For a society it should be a given fact that it creates the conditions for the optimal development of its children. A major contribution to this is the adequate supply of nutrients during pregnancy and lactation.


We attach great importance to first-class production. Our products are of the highest quality. They are produced by experienced traditional manufacturers in Germany, who manufacture our products according to the highest quality standards. The choice of raw material suppliers depends exclusively on sophisticated quality criteria.

The products are continuously optimized. For example, lactose was removed from the formulations as an adjuvant and the Nausema tablet was coated with a dragee. We also attach great importance to ensuring that the products don´t contain any allergenic components, colorants or flavorings. With these promises it is possible to react quickly to current scientific findings. This ensures that the products can be optimized and that new products can be developed.

Our Mission

A healthy diet of women who are pregnant or planning for a family prevents malformations and diseases in newborns.

We have therefore set ourselves the goal of using our expertise in products with folic acid and B vitamins to inform as many women as possible before and during pregnancy, as well as during lactation and to provide them with our products.

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