I was born in Munich into a pharmaceutical family with both my parents being pharmacists. My grandparents were both pharmacists, so was my great granddad who besides that was also head of the Bavarian Chamber of Pharmacists… and the only thing I wanted to do was to go to art school. When I was 18 I moved to England and went to art school where I met other creative people with big ideas from all walks of life. Afterwards I worked for a design studio in London and subsequently set up my own studio. I came back home in 2012 for my love – my partner and our twin girls – and to start something with my Dad that had been in my mind for quite some time.

I grew up fortunate, in a fortunate country with a brilliant healthcare system and fortunate connections through my family, their clients and friends. There was always some specialist to call, even in the middle of the night, to ease a worry or get a quick diagnosis. I still love those little snippets of advice I have been given that truly changed things for me. If it was by a doctor or a friend… that little trick that eased my girls breathing at night while they had a cold, that gave me a full nights sleep. That cream (which is not available in the UK) I got to sent to a friend who was going through cancer treatment, that eased the pain on her hands, so she could keep using them.

I am a mum to little twin girls, for whom I want to be the best mum possible. Because of them, I learned to look after myself, finding my body and searching for every tip and trick. I have learned about breastfeeding, eating healthy home cooked food, debating vaccinations, selecting medication carefully and venturing out to nature. I love that my parents taught me a positive outlook on life which I believe contributes greatly to my health. That is a gift that I also want to give to my girls.

SAGITTAmed is for people who believe prevention is better than cure. Who know that often the little things in life can make a big difference. Have an open mind and heart to all types of medicine – if it's essential oils, herbal, homeopathic, school medicine or other alternative treatments – because as Paracelsus said, "He who heals is right."

Thank you for reading,

Sabine

Company History

1909 - Establishing A Family Tradition

Family Fasching takes over Munich’s oldest pharmacy. A new tradition of pharmacies is created. Today the profession of pharmacist is already followed in the family’s fifth generation.

1911 - Registration of the trademark SAGITTA

The production of specific preparations is outsourced and in the same year leads to the distribution of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals under the registered trademark “SAGITTA”.

1959/60 - Relocation into first own premises

The ever growing demand for SAGITTA products e.g. SAGITTA cough drops and SAGITTA cough syrup shows in the rising number of employees to already 120 people in 1944. Having moved into larger rental premises years ago, finally SAGITTA’s first own building at Munich’s Frankfurter Ring is built and inhabited.

1972 - SAGITTA - New headquarters in Feldkirchen

To allow for optimum manufacturing conditions a state of the art SAGITTA company building is developed. In doing so the planning of the new premises takes into consideration GMP (Good Manufacuring Practice), the basic principles of the World Health Organisation for the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceuticals. Only later this becomes a legal requirement.

1976 – Specialising in Generics

Marketing of the first generic Diclofenac-gel under the label SAGITTA.

1994 – Sale of all SAGITTA product and brand to BASF

Business continues at both manufacturing plants as a contract manufacturer for clients such as Novartis, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ratiopharm, Sanofi, Hexal.

2014 - The birth of SAGITTAmed

Stefan and Sabine Fasching repurchase Sagitta and start the internet platform SAGITTAmed. From now on visitors can get tips and tricks around their health on top of purchasing SAGITTA products in selected pharmacies or over the online shop.