Bactiguard AB

Swedish medtech company Bactiguard’s Infection Control portfolio now in Bosnia

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 06, 2013 16:32 CEST

Phototext: From the left Mirza Durmišević, Marketing Manager, Proma, Peter Mårtensson, Bactiguard President Middle East & Africa and Mustafa Durmišević, CEO of Proma.

Bactiguard has signed an exclusivity agreement with Proma doo Sarajevo, one of the strongest established medical suppliers in Bosnia. Proma doo Sarajevo will sell Bactiguard´s complete portfolio for infection control, including urinary, intravenous and respiratory catheters.

“Bactiguard is very proud to be able to enter the Bosnian market. The spring of 2013 has been very successful for our portfolio with our unique solution for health care associated infections, HAI. Bactiguard is now present in over 25 countries. We hope we can reduce the number of HAI’s in the Bosnian Hospitals together with our new partner Proma doo Sarajevo” says Christian Kinch, CEO of Bactiguard.

“In Bosnia and Herzegovina, health care associated infections and the use of antibiotics is rising. Proma doo Sarajevo has already established itself as the leader within prevention of HAI in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore I am very much looking forward to this partnership with Bactiguard whose products not only prevent infections, but also reduces the use of antibiotics and saves health care expenditures. We are convinced that the Bactiguard products will be most welcome in the Bosnian Health Care system” says Mustafa Durmišević, CEO of Proma.

Health care associated infections (HAI) are the fourth largest cause of death in the world. The Bactiguard® coating has been applied to urinary catheters in the U.S. since 1995 and over 125 million Bactiguard coated catheters have been used in clinical practice all over the world. The Bactiguard technology consists of an extremely thin noble metal coating that reduces bacterial adhesion and is biocompatible.

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Proma doo Sarajevo is a leader within prevention of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a exclusive distributor of Getinge Infection Control and ArjoHuntleigh, Proma doo Sarajevo has been a pioneer in introducing European standards in infection prevention in hospitals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our close co-operation with Swedish companies enables best-practice and knowledge transfer in order to decrease the number of infections and reduce associated costs. Beside sales of equipment and consumables, Proma is very active in educating health care professionals in these segments Proma doo Sarajevo was established in 1991 and currently has 10 employees.

Bactiguard provides world-leading solutions preventing health care associated infections – the 4th largest cause of death in the western world. By using Bactiguard technology Governments can reduce healthcare cost, lower the use of antibiotics and save lives. The Bactiguard technology consists of an extremely thin noble metal coating that reduces bacterial adhesion and is biocompatible. It can be used on all sorts of medical devices. The Bactiguard® coated urinary catheter has since 1995 been used by more than 125 million patients in the US. Today Bactiguard offers a full range portfolio within infection prevention in the urinary tract, respiratory tract and blood stream.