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DSM gets competition clearance for acquisition of Martek

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, has received the unconditional clearance of the Counsel of the National Competition Commission in Spain for its previously announced take over of Martek Biosciences Corporation.

This was the final clearance needed under applicable antitrust and competition laws and this condition of the offer is thus completely satisfied.
Martek is a specialist in innovation, development, production and sale of high-value products from microbial sources that promote health and wellness through nutrition.
Martek's technology platform consists of its core expertise, broad experience and proprietary technology in areas such as microbial biology, algal genomics, fermentation and downstream processing.
This technology platform has resulted in Martek's development of a number of products, including the company's flagship product, life'sDHA, a sustainable and vegetarian source of algal DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) important for brain, heart and eye health throughout life for use in infant formula, pregnancy and nursing products, foods and beverages, dietary supplements and animal feeds.

Dick Ziggers

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