In 1964, Dr. Dieter Schöne opened the Park-Apotheke (Park Pharmacy) in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Previous to this, he was a production manager in industry and had already developed a series of products during this time.
His drive for research never left him. Besides his pharmacy, he thus went on to found the company SteriPharm Pharmazeutische Produkte GmbH in 1981 in order to launch new products onto the market. Drawing on his experience as a production manager, he initially developed solutions for various application areas.
As early as the 1990s, Dr. Schöne recognised the importance of folic acid and iodine for the human organism and consistently made this a focal point in terms of development activities and products.
At the end of 2002, his daughter, Dr. Franziska Coenders, likewise a pharmacist, was appointed as a further managing director. As a mother of four children, she knows all about the needs and wishes of women planning a family as well as those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and can take these into account when developing new products.
Other folic acid products and a supplement to alleviate pregnancy-related nausea and sickness followed, rendering today’s company a specialist in the area of folic acid / B vitamins.
Through changing the corporate form of SteriPharm at the end of 2004 into a GmbH & Co. KG (limited partnership with a limited liability company as a general partner), Dr. Schöne created an independent, private family enterprise.
On 31 January 2012, Dr. Dieter Schöne passed away in Berlin. We always strive to run the company in his spirit.