Amadeusz Juskowiak

Degussa combines pharmaceutical interests

Degussa AG DGSGF is combining its foreign and domestic pharmaceutical activities into the Frankfurtbased Asta Pharma AG so as to promote its business in that sector the company said

Group consolidated turnover in Degussas pharmaceuticals sector rose to 380 mln marks in 198586 to September 30 from 377 mln marks in the preceding year the company said

Turnover from all pharmaceutical interests including minority holdings was 700 mln marks in 198586 somewhat higher than in the preceding year The company did not disclose exact 198485 results in that sector a spokesman said