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Repolar Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2006 by a family of scientists and doctors. The company operates in Helsinki and Finnish Lapland. The products are targeted for healthcare professionals and are available also for home use. All products fulfil EU quality and safety standards (ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 14971:2012).

Repolar’s business is to research, develop, produce and market products for wound treatment, nail and skin care and animal health care. Use of high quality natural coniferous resin as main raw material is based on scientific evidence and its efficacy is proven in laboratory studies.

The idea – nature’s own product development

”When a tree gets a wound, a branch is torn, or winter breaks the cover of the tree, it produces resin to heal itself. Our studies are the result of nature’s own research into all the bacteria, fungus, yeast etc. that live in forests. A tree needs to protect itself and resin is its unique defence mechanism. We have learned how to use the potent resin collected from trees in our medical products to treat humans and animals. After the resin is collected, Repolar purifies it via a patented method. The trees are not harmed during this process”.

How it all began

In 2002 Arno Sipponen started his GP service in Finnish Lapland where he together with his colleagues wondered how the locals were so successfully treating wounds with a home-made resin salve. At the time Arno’s father was chief of pathology at the Helsinki University. They formed a cross-functional research team to study this remedy. The studies proved that the modern resin salve and Resol® Technology based products are highly antimicrobial and safe. The properties were enhanced by the combination of ingredients found in Repolar’s products.

The Resol® Technology

Resin is stable and keeps working, whereas antibiotics cause mutations and resistant bacterial strains. The Resol® Technology patented by Repolar is the latest step in proven and powerful product development based on the early findings and research into resin. This unique technology enables the development of a wide range of products for human and animal health care.