Providing the highest quality ingredients since the day we started in 1982.


Company foundation. First extracts manufactured: Ginkgo Biloba, Vincamine and Scopolamine.


The joint venture between Ipsen and Dr. Willmar Schwabe acquired the first shares in the company.


The joint venture acquired 100% of Linnea’s shares and the turnover began an upward trend.


Linnea began to develop an interest in researching medical cannabis and cannabinoids.


Linnea was the first Company worldwide to get a GMP certificate for a cannabidiol (CBD) extract from Swissmedic.


Swissmedic GMP-certificate for CBD extract and CBD isolate.


Swissmedic authorization: Pharmaceutical preparations for clinical trials, pharmaceuticals*.

*(Pharmaceutical Preparations Ph. Eur. 07/2018:2619) in compliance with GMP Part II.


Linnea® NioSkin® patented technology with CBD launched.


BAG release for the exceptional permission to work with THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).


Novel food Applications submitted for CBD extract and CBD isolate in the EU and UK.


Pharmaceutical product registered in Argentina containing Linnea CBD extract.


Swissmedic authorization for CBG (cannabigerol) extract.


Novel food applications for CBD validated by FSA in the UK.


Pharmaceutical product registered in Brazil containing Linnea CBD extract.


International patent application for Linnea CBD extract 5%.


Pharmaceutical products registered in Uruguay and Chile containing Linnea CBD extract.


In the year of its 40th anniversary Linnea trademarked NeaXtracta® and NeaPure® products.


Narcotics license received from Swissmedic to produce and export THC APIs.


Novel food applications for CBD Extract and Isolate validated by EFSA in the EU.

Linnea‘s Mission and Story

Linnea‘s core mission is to improve people’s lives with our trusted botanical ingredients.

Linnea has been manufacturing high-quality botanical APIs for more than 40 years in our GMP certified facility in Ticino Switzerland. We sell to over 70 different countries all over the globe and serve more than 300 business customers each year.

With a focus on sustainability and the environment we produce natural botanical extracts, isolates and ready-made oil solutions for the cannabinoids market. Every ingredient that enters the Linnea production line has been selected according to GACP. Since 2016 we have been providing much needed GMP certified ingredients to this emerging global cannabinoid market.

Linnea is committed to ongoing innovation, research and continuing to provide the highest quality cannabinoids to the pharmaceutical, dietary ingredients and cosmetics markets.

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Meet Linnea’s executive team

Leaders and visionaries in the botanical API industry, Linnea‘s executive team brings experience and valuable insight to everything we do.

Susanne Caspar, CEO of Linnea, has held this position since 2020 and prior to this she has held prestigious leadership positions in various pharmaceutical companies. She has a degree in biology and has completed advanced studies in business management, and healthcare. Under her leadership at Linnea cannabinoid products have come to the forefront of importance and she is excited for Linnea to be contributing positively to the growth of the cannabis industry.

Susanne Caspar

chief executive officer

Proudly working at Linnea for over 17 years and Chief Sales and Procurement Officer since 2021, he has vast experience in sales and procurement holding positions in prestigious global corporations prior to joining Linnea. Giorgio also holds degrees in international political science, management and procurement. He is fluent in seven languages and travels the globe representing Linnea discovering new market opportunities, and supporting business customers.

Giorgio Ferdinandi

Chief Sales Officer

Part of Linnea since 2008 and CFO since 2016 he is an experienced finance professional with multiple financial and accounting certifications and long experience working in multinational environments ensuring integrity and accuracy while always managing risk. He applies our mission to the financial aspect of Linnea ensuring that our investment plan for the future is focused on innovation and R&D and we are always thinking strategically with an eye towards improvement and growth enhancement.

Massimo Cretti

chief financial officer

Simone has proudly been working at Linnea for the last 30 years and has been the COO since 2012. He has prestigious accreditations as a chemical and safety engineer and manages all aspects of Linnea‘s manufacturing business from the field to the finished products, always with an eye towards the final consumer. He practices a strong commitment to the highest quality stringent standards in all daily operations. He is also a passionate mentor to the many young employees that start at Linnea helping to boost the careers and lives of others.

Simone Livio

chief operations officer

Giorgia has been working at Linnea in the Quality department for over 18 years, and has been Chief Quality Officer and Technical Director since 2019. She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry and has spent most of her career working in quality. She is the responsible Technical Director in charge of the Manufacturing License issued by Swissmedic and she is responsible for the Narcotic License. She is able to handle compliance with worldwide regulatory and quality expectations handling the different certification programs at Linnea. She is also a long time manager and leader at Linnea mentoring many employees at the company.

Giorgia Tossi

Chief Quality Officer

Working at Linnea since 2010 and Product Development Director since 2019, he manages the R&D department and overseas research and product innovation at Linnea. He holds a masters degree in organic chemistry, and has held important positions in R&D throughout his career, working on optimizing API production for the marketplace. He is a passionate diverse thinker focused on rigorous research, new discoveries and sustainable harmonious applications of natural ingredients for Linnea’s products.

Umberto Ciriello

product development director

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