In 1865, the Swiss pharmacist Dr. Georg Wander founded the Wander company in Bern. He looked for a way of reducing high childhood mortality due to malnutrition and developed a malt extract. After Georg Wander’s sudden death, his son Albert – himself a chemist and pharmacist – continued to develop his father’s “power nutrition”. He enriched the malt extract with other highly nutritious natural ingredients (egg, milk and cocoa). Ovomaltine was born and first introduced onto the market in 1904. At the time of its launch, Ovomaltine was still sold as a medical preparation in chemists’ shops.