In summer, 19 executives from Azerbaijan, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Ukraine and Vietnam familiarised themselves with the German healthcare sector and concluded first contracts.
“With a share of 11 per cent of GDP and growth of almost four per cent per year, the healthcare sector is a significant economic factor and a lead market. Our goal is to further strengthen the potential of this sector. Therefore, we are supporting the excellent work of our companies, particularly regarding exports. We want to secure their importance with regard to employment and prosperity in Germany”, the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy emphasised at the fourth Healthcare Sector Conference in Berlin on 5 September 2014. The MP is also a good measure.
110 individual business meetings in four weeks – the result achieved by the multinational group from the healthcare industry is certainly worth mention. The contracts already concluded show that it was not just a matter of getting to know one another and learning something about each other’s interests. Both Kathuria Suneil from Saksham Industries in Faridabad and Brahamjeet Dhalwal from Saimed India in New Delhi were able to gain medium-sized companies in Tuttlingen as sales and distribution partners. The specialists for surgical instruments August Rechlen GmbH and ProMed-Instrumente GmbH in the south of Germany will shortly be delivering their products to North India.
Talgat Magauov, director of the clinical diagnostic laboratory “Olimp” in Pavlodar in North Kazakhstan, plans to conclude a cooperation contract for the analysis of medical specimens. This involves special specimen analyses which cannot be carried out in his laboratory. Negotiations are ongoing with Synlab Holding GmbH in Leinfelden-Echterdingen and the laboratory Dr. Limbach & Kollegen in Heidelberg. The manager intends to decide by October which company will receive the order. He is also in negotiation with the companies Leica Biosystems in Nussloch and Roche Diagnostics regarding the purchase of laboratory equipment and reagents.
Training for medical personnel is a very important matter for Magauov’s compatriot Chokan Baimukhamedov from Shymkent in South Kazakhstan. The senior physician at the Shymkent centre for rheumatology and joint diseases wants to provide comprehensive training for the further qualification of his staff as from 2015. This is planned to be carried out in a long-term cooperation with the hospitals Klinikum Stuttgart and Carl Gustav Klinikum in Dresden. For his own company, Baimukhamedov wants to purchase the “Aklidis” diagnostic system for diagnosing autoimmune deficiency and a digital microscope camera from Medipan GmbH in Dahlewitz near Berlin.
By Claudia Hackel
Baden-Württemberg International, Stuttgart