History of the company ABNOBA GmbH

1971
Physicians, biologists and physicists of the registered society for the promotion of cancer therapy ("Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Krebstherapie e.V.") in Pforzheim, Germany found “ABNOBA Heilmittel GmbH", a pharmaceutical company that produces and sells mistletoe preparations under the brand name abnobaVISCUM.

More than ten years of joint pharmacological research regarding medicinal plants - particularly the mistletoe - had preceded the establishment of the company. Until today, pharmaceutical research oriented to Goethe’s scientific cognition method has remained the motivating emphasis of their work.

                                           1969                                                                       2004 until today

1995
The management, the sales department and the medicament manufacturing move into larger, modern premises in Pforzheim, Germany.


1997 - 1998
To ensure even higher production standards, new premises for the manufacturing department are built. The production department moves to state-of-the-art clean rooms which are certified by the WHO and correspond to highest international standards. 


1999

Participation in the company KOREA ABNOBA Co. LTD., Seoul


2000 - 2010
Participation in the company Birken GmbH, Niefern-Öschelbronn

2004
Participation in the company Mediviscum S.A.C., Peru


2004 - 2014
Completion of a wide variety of research projects (pure and clinical research) on mistletoe therapy and therapy with birch leaf preparations.

2013
Leading a "Marie Curie ACTIONS" project together with the Universities of Karlsruhe (D), Uppsala (S) and Utrecht (NL) on drug targeting (= targeted transport of active substances in the human body) through liposomal processing of medicinal products.
Link to project

2014
Start of the TIM study* on the prevention of recurrence of superficial bladder carcinoma. In this study a mistletoe product is being tested for the first time against a standard therapy with chemotherapy drugs (see also NEWS).

*TIM: Therapeutic Instillation of Mistletoe preparations


Today, over 70 different mistletoe products are marketed worldwide under the common brand name of abnobaVISCUM. 

Administration and Sales, Pforzheim                                  Production and Research, Niefern-Öschelbronn