Roquette is a family-owned company which produces a variety of products from starch extracted from plant-based raw materials. Roquette’s products include speciality pharmaceutical excipients and food ingredients, tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and selected industry markets.

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Roquette is one of the world’s largest plant-based ingredients companies, and a pioneer of new vegetal proteins. It has business units serving various markets: BioPharma, Pharma & Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Food & Nutrition, Animal Nutrition and Industrial (e.g. chemicals, paper).

Of particular relevance in drug delivery are the Injectables, Dialysis & Specialty APIs, and Prescription Oral Dosages divisions within the Pharma & Nutraceuticals business unit, and the Protein Stability division within the BioPharma business unit, all of which research, develop and manufacture novel excipients for products within their respective fields.

In October 2023, Roquette acquired Qualicaps, the world’s third-largest producer of hard capsules for oral dosage solutions.

The company was founded in 1933 by Dominique and Germain Roquette and is privately owned by more than 200 family members. It has 8400 employees in 100 countries, including at 22 industrial sites, and a turnover of €3.3 billion.

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