Who we are

DR Healthcare is a biomedical company specialized in medical nutrition, founded in 2007 in Barcelona (Spain), dedicated to research, development, innovation, manufacturing, marketing and licensing of new nutraceutical products, functional foods, active ingredients and other tailor-made solutions.

About us

Our medical nutrition products are indicated for the dietary management of migraine, fibromyalgia, ADHD and digestive disorders caused by Diamine Oxidase (DAO) deficiency.

The company develops, manufactures and markets high value Diamine Oxidase (DAO) ingredients for third parties, both of animal and vegetable origin, offering tailor-made solutions across a range of industries.

DR Healthcare is the only company in Europe with a facility specialized in the production of the enzyme DAO. In May 2021, DR Healthcare was acquired by the British group Associated British Foods, plc.

Since May 2021, we have been part of AB Biotek Human Nutrition and Health, a business unit of ABF Ingredients, a group of dynamic, high-value ingredients producers with a wide range of food, nutrition, pharmaceutical and other industrial applications for customers around the world.

About ABFI

ABF Ingredients (ABFI) is an Associated British Foods plc division, which comprises a global community of ingredients companies operating under their own identities. The business develops, produces, and markets high value ingredients for a wide range of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and other industrial applications. Fueled by our capabilities in innovation, customer understanding, supply chain agility and our ability to service customers worldwide, ABFI is an area of high growth potential.

AB Biotek HNH

AB Biotek Human Nutrition & Health is a life sciences company specializing in science-driven microbiome modulating ingredients. They use fermentation technology involving bacteria, yeast and enzymes to develop preventive health solutions for conditions such as immuno-deficiency, digestive disorders or joint inflammation.

AB Enzymes

AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech company specialized in enzymes and their applications in focused markets, offering quality products with excellent value for money. Since 1907 they have been developing, manufacturing and supplying enzyme preparations for industrial applications worldwide, with proven product brands, individually customized or completely tailor-made solutions.

ABITEC Corporation

ABITEC Corporation is a leading global solubilization, emulsification and lubrication products manufacturer, specializing in solutions for the pharmaceutical, nutritional and specialty chemical industries.

Ohly

Ohly is one of the world’s leading suppliers of yeast extracts, yeast based flavours and specialty powders for the food, fermentation, health and animal feed markets. Products include vinegar powders, mustard powders, yeast extracts, specialized yeast extracts designed for the fermentation industry, yeast cell wall derivatives, probiotic and autolyzed yeast.

PGP International

PGP International specializes in developing and producing extruded ingredients, including cereal and protein crisps, as well as an assortment of high-quality rice-based flours and blends, in addition to gluten free products that improve texture and processing. Our products are used by manufacturers globally who are committed to nutrition and food quality.

SPI Pharma

SPI Pharma provides the innovative solutions our global pharmaceutical and nutritional customers need to succeed. We help to solve the most challenging formulation problems- efficiently, cost-effectively, and with a focus on service. Our product lines include Antacid Actives, Excipients, Drug Delivery Systems, Taste-Masking, Vaccine Adjuvants and Drug Development Services.

Three research areas

  • Molecular biology field of research, particularly histamine, at physiological level.
  • Biomedical research on nutrition and metabolic disorders limited, impaired or disturbed capacity to take, digest, absorb, metabolize or excrete ordinary food or certain nutrients.
  • Applied clinical research, with studies on DAO (Diamine Oxidase) Deficiency, its causes, dietary management and evolution.

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    Social responsibility is an integral part of our daily activities. Social commitment is part of our concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility” in both its social and economic dimensions. Social responsibility is an integral part of our daily activity, since our mission is to contribute value to society by innovating health products that provide solutions for the benefit of patients. That is why our greatest strategic   value is the investment in Research and Development (R&D). In addition to the social orientation of our own activity, DR Healthcare collaborates with The International DAO Deficiency Society, which is actively involved in promoting  research.

Corporate Policy and Certifications

  Certificate ISO 14001:2015

  Certificate ISO 9001:2015

RELATED INFO

Histamine in food

Several foods provoke histamine accumulation in the organism, but not all are necessarily rich in this amine. High intakes of foods rich in other amines such as putrescine,

Que es el Déficit de DAO
What is DAO Deficiency?

DAO Deficiency is an alteration in the metabolism of food histamine that occurs when the activity of the Diamine Oxidase (DAO) enzyme is reduced. That is, when for

Histamine in food

Several foods provoke histamine accumulation in the organism, but not all are necessarily rich in this amine. High intakes of foods rich in other amines such as putrescine,

Que es el Déficit de DAO
What is DAO Deficiency?

DAO Deficiency is an alteration in the metabolism of food histamine that occurs when the activity of the Diamine Oxidase (DAO) enzyme is reduced. That is, when for