Ascendis Health Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical and health products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Health, Pharma, Medical, Animal Health and Biosciences. The Consumer Health segment includes sports nutrition and skin care products. The Pharma segment includes pharmaceutical products. The Medical segment engages in supply of medical devices and consumables. The Animal Health segment engages in manufacturing and distribution of animal health products. The Biosciences segment engages in manufacturing and distribution of crop protection, public pesticides and equipment The company was founded by Crispian Douglas Dillon and Gary John Shayne on March 5, 2008 is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.