50% of people

experience difficulties

swallowing tablets

and capsules.

Did you know, difficulties swallowing conventional tablets and capsules affect over half the population and can pose a serious problem in terms of compliance? Lozenges, instant drinks, orally disintegrating granules, effervescent and chewable tablets are easy to swallow and convenient to take. We are experts in developing and manufacturing high-quality pharmaceuticals and food/dietary supplements that people really want to take.

Make your products user-friendly so they are taken correctly

Today's Patients and

consumers expect

more than just

effective drugs.

People are used to having convenience and choice in all areas of their lives – and this extends to pharmaceuticals and supplements. In contrast to conventional tablets and capsules, modern dosage forms can be taken with or without water, are easy to swallow and come in a variety of flavors. We can help you make your products more user-friendly so you better meet your patients' needs.

Source user-friendly dosage forms from HERMES PHARMA - designed with the patient in mind

Innovation in

oral drug delivery

is challenging.

For decades, we have worked with healthcare companies around the globe to expand their product lines and grow their brands. Innovative dosage forms designed to suit the end user are a great option for new products and for revitalizing older ones. We provide custom solutions across the value chain to meet your unique needs – from co-development of user-friendly dosage forms, through to outsourced manufacturing, and in-licensing.

Leverage our expertise to differentiate your products and innovate your portfolio

HERMES NutriCaps

have landed! Discover

the new Generation

of supplements.

HERMES NutriCaps are a novel way to deliver supplements. Designed for hard-pod coffee machines, they are easy to use and to dose, as well as safe and fast to prepare. Like a cup of coffee, they are pleasant to drink – with the potential to become a beloved daily ritual. HERMES NutriCaps can be designed to your specific needs; they come in different flavors and provide a wide range of health benefits.

Discover HERMES NutriCaps now!

user-friendly dosage forms – BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS

How can we offer modern patients and consumers what they are looking for when it comes to pharmaceuticals and food/dietary supplements? Beyond developing highly effective molecules and APIs, we must ensure they can be easily used. One solution is to employ dosage forms that are truly user-friendly.

Patients and consumers do not only want products that are effective but also easy and comfortable to swallow, with a pleasant taste and odor. Convenience means products that fit effortlessly into their daily lives. For some, that is a tasty drink, for others it is a dosage form that does not require water and can be taken 'on the go'. User-friendly packaging and simple dosing are other important factors.


Explore our range of user-friendly dosage forms:


We are the experts in the development and manufacture of user-friendly oral dosage forms, offering a 'one-stop-shop' to meet all your needs. Whether you are looking to co-develop a new product, in-license one our products or concepts, or simply outsource manufacturing to our specialists, we can do it.


Our 'end-to-end' service covers the entire pharmaceutical value chain:

Working with HERMES PHARMA

We focus exclusively on user-friendly dosage forms and have more than 40 years of experience in this area. We are proud to provide a 'one-stop shop' for pharmaceutical development and manufacture according to GMP, from initial idea through to market launch.


We value close collaboration with our customers, developing customized and high-quality products built to make you succeed.


We continuously strive for innovation and invest in technologies, research & development to design products that meet your needs – and the needs of your customers.


HERMES PHARMA is a division of HERMES Arzneimittel, which has a rich portfolio of successful OTC brands and a history of more than a hundred years in pharmaceutical excellence.

NEWS & Events

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HERMES PHARMA Opens New Era of Delivering Food Supplements at Vitafoods Europe 2019

The expert in user-friendly dosage forms launches HERMES NutriCaps, a novel and innovative way to deliver food supplements

The expert in user-friendly dosage forms launches HERMES NutriCaps, a novel and innovative way to deliver food supplements

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Johannes Burges Family Foundation

Family Foundation Ensures Future Independence of HERMES PHARMA and Other Companies of the Johannes Burges Group

Family Foundation Ensures Future Independence of HERMES PHARMA and Other Companies of the Johannes Burges Group

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Articles in the press

Groundbreaking nespresso style supplement to reach consumers in 2020 - www.nutraingredients.com

Nesspresso style supplements to reach consumers in 2020

Niki Cutler, Editor at NutraIngredients.com, spoke to HERMES PHARMA's Detlev Haack about trends in nutraceuticals and HERMES NutriCaps, which is a novel format to deliver food supplements.

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Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: CDMOs Shift to Offer More Specialized Services - DRUG DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY, June 2019

Outsourcing Formulation Development and Manufacturing: CDMOs Shift to Offer More Specialized Services

Meeting modern consumer expectations through specialist formulation expertise

This feature explores how specialized formulation expertise and technologies help create innovative products (DRUG DISCOVERY & DEVELOPMENT)

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PLCD "Herbsttagung"- Fall Meeting of the German Pharma Licensing Club (PLCD)

Meet HERMES PHARMA Senior Managers at the Fall Meeting of the German Pharma Licensing Club in Munich, Germany.

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CPhI ICSE 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

This year, we will again be exhibiting at ICSE. Visit us in hall 12.0, booth C81 and contact us now to schedule a meeting.

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