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Millions of people are saved every year from Malaria with Artemisinin extracts from Artemisia Annua



Artemisia Annua

Fighting Malaria is one of UN’s millennium goals
  • 330 million cases and ca. 1 million deaths per year, of which 85% are children in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 330 million cases and ca. 1 million deaths per year, of which 85% are children in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Growing resistance to conventional anti-malaria therapies
WHO recommends Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACT)
  • Most effective treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine
  • 40% annual growth of Artemisinin demand expected
  • 178 tons peak demand for Artemisinin driven by demand for ACT: by 2014 estimated 275 million treatments required per year (source: BCG report)
BionActis has advantage in terms of setup time, cost and purity
  • Extraction process preserves high quality and functional properties of Artemisinin
  • Minimal upfront investment cost to ramp up local extraction
  • 92% of oil consumed locally is imported
  • Local partners in Madagascar and Ghana to facilitate setting –up production facilities

Fight against Malaria and growing demand for ACT treatments drive supply and price of Artemisinin


  • Artemisinin is the most effective and affordable drug against Malaria
  • Prices can fluctuate between USD 250 and USD 1’000 per kilogram