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Merck and Greenpharma Cooperate on Cosmetic Active Ingredient 
• Natural and two-fold action:  skin-firming poppy seed extract 
Darmstadt, Germany, July 4, 2013 – Merck today announced the signing of an
agreement with Greenpharma S.A.S. (Orléans, France) for its cosmetic active
ingredient poppy seed extract. According to the agreement, Merck will
market the active ingredient globally under its umbrella brand RonaCare® as
of September 2013. In addition, Merck is responsible for sales, logistics
and application technology customer support. Poppy seed extract is a
skin-firming substance with a dual mechanism of action. 
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