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SGS proderm

proderm GmbH is now part of the global SGS network. The acquisition by the global testing, inspection and certification company was officially announced today and we are very pleased to be able to expand our excellence in dermatological studies in the context of the SGS Group.

Official press release:

SGS Group takes over proderm

SGS today announced the acquisition of proderm GmbH, the leading provider of advanced clinical testing solutions for cosmetics, personal care products, dermatological drugs and medical devices in Germany. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Schenefeld near Hamburg, Germany, with two additional locations in Germany, the company serves customers in the consumer care and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. As a clinical research organization (CRO) that conducts clinical trials from initial consultation to final report, proderm reported steady growth in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, generating revenue of approximately €13 million. The company employs around 140 highly qualified people, complementing SGS Cosmetics and Hygiene Services' global network of 45 laboratories and clinical trial sites in North America, Europe and Asia.

"This acquisition supports our strategic development by further aligning our global network with key TIC megatrends and customer requirements in the health and nutrition industry. It strengthens our global leadership position in testing cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices by providing us with innovative capabilities and strong scientific know-how and reinforcing our reputation," explains Frankie NG, CEO of the SGS Group.

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Wilhelm, founder and CEO of proderm says: "We are very pleased to become part of the global SGS network of laboratories and clinical trial sites. By joining the SGS network, we will be able to accelerate our growth through expanded services to our global customers. We see positive synergies, especially in providing dermatology studies in different geographic regions and ethnicities."

SGS is a global leader in cosmetic, detergent and hygiene testing, with a unique network of laboratories and clinical trial centers in North America, Europe and Asia. SGS provides innovative solutions, including analytical, microbiological and in vitro testing, clinical safety and efficacy studies, and regulatory services. "We are also very much looking forward to the close collaboration and intend to use the added and globally recognized expertise to expand our offerings to our customers," explains Dr. Sheida Hönlinger, Director Life Science, Health & Nutrition at SGS in Germany.

About SGS Group:

SGS is the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world. Further information can be found online here:


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