Medical

From July Andreas Joehle will be the new executive director of the Hartmann AG group, part  of which is the Czech producer of health-care materials Hartmann-Rico. He will replace Rinaldo Riguzzi who announced his departure last year.

Czech companies are to share in the construction and equipping of a new hospital in Gabon's capital city Libreville. The contract is valued at some 389 million CZK. The insurance cover has been provided by the export insurance company EGAP.

Slovak financier Mario Hoffmann is negotiating with investors to sell his biotechnology company Axon Neuroscience. If the company is successful with its research, its value could soon be of the order of tens of billions of CZK.

Medin is completing an investment in its factory in Nové Město na Moravě at a cost of 100 million CZK. The largest Czech producer of medical instruments and implants has purchased higher performance equipment and improved logistics.

In 2012 HARTMANN - RICO, one of the leading Czech producers of medical products, achieved overall revenue of 3.25 bn CZK. Almost 63 per cent of the company's revenue was derived from product export.

Vivaco from Hradec Králové plans laboratories for new cosmetics development and a manufacturing and warehousing centre in the industrial zone on the outskirts of Olomouc.

Hospitals in South Bohemia are preparing investments worth over 700 million crowns this year. Healthcare facilities in České Budějovice alone are preparing to rebuild a maternity hospital and neo-natal clinic for over 200 million.

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