Aboca has always invested in Technological Research. At first, this was necessary in order to develop a modern and competitive company which could ensure the efficacy, safety and quality of its products. Technology available for the herbal sector in the Seventies, when Aboca was set up, was quite backward in scientific and technological terms, and could not respond to the emerging needs of well being and health care. This practical approach to technological innovation became the driving force which turned Aboca into the leader in the field. Technological Research went on over the years and helped bring about both process and product innovation, not only within the company, but also at a macro level, in the herbal product sector. Aboca’s technological innovations, many of which are patented, range from agricultural farming and conservation to production.