Labophar was founded in December 2015 when LabArt, with the support of Dovesco, acquired EF&S (Energetic Food And Supplements). LabArt was started by a team of three young entrepreneurs with complementary skills, consisting of two pharmacists, Valérie De Troyer and Bram Van Peteghem, and a financial profile, Michaël Vervisch. The diverse set of competencies they brought together covers all the required fields including pharmaceutical science, marketing, commercial, operational financial and strategic expertise in Belgium as well as abroad and in retail pharmacies as well as other pharmaceutical companies. After an extensive market study covering Belgium and the key European markets, the LabArt team commercialized from 2014 onwards the brand ‘Laboratoire Artisanal’. This brand represents both authenticity and the latest scientific know-how.
Today the ‘Laboratoire Artisanal’ product range is available exclusively through our network of partner-pharmacies in Belgium. EF&S was created to address the absence in the market of a range of food supplements that enables medical practitioners to support the treatment of patients suffering from a broad range of chronic disorders. The ‘Natural Energy’ product range is prescribed by general practitioners and therapists who take a holistic approach to the wellbeing of their patients.
The treatment is based on a mapping of the specific deficiencies and symptoms of the patient, followed by the identification of the appropriate ‘Natural Energy’ supplements to support the broader changes the medical practitioner is advising to the lifestyle of the patient. Dovesco is a long term partner of growth companies, which offers in addition to financial support also an operational sounding board to teams of managers and entrepreneurs.