Aleša Mižigojs – General Director, Medex

Established as a honey exporter in 1954 in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana in what was…

FTSE 250 welcomes in green, healthcare and social housing funds

FTSE 250: The growing demand for renewable energy, social housing and, of course,  healthcare featured strongly…

Healthcare diplomacy helps consolidate China’s soft power

China’s soft power: The coronavirus pandemic has given President Xi Jinping’s administration the opportunity to continue…

Chinese online health market doubles in a year

The value of China’s online healthcare market has grown by 56% this year, according to a report from…

Member states prepare groundwork for EEU single drugs market

EEU single drugs market: Officials from EEU member states are in the process of finalizing a package of…

Finns to fund €200m Skolkovo Bio City

Skolkovo Bio City: Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation has signed an agreement with Finland’s Turku Science Park to build a…

Novo Nordisk opens $100m insulin factory in Kaluga pharmaceutical cluster

Danish multinational pharmaceutical company  Novo Nordisk last week opened a $100m insulin manufacturing plant in the central Russian region…

BRICS biomed consortium proposed by Siberian scientists

BRICS biomed consortium: Scientists at the Tomsk Research Institute of Cardiology in Siberia have put forward…

High-tech orthotics start-up secures backing from New York VC firm

High-tech orthotics start-up: Zdravprint, the Moscow-based start-up that is using 3D printing technology to produce customised…

Russian medical equipment market set to favour domestic producers

Russian medical equipment market: Overseas producers of medical equipment are to have their opportunities to bid for Russian…

Health Minister ordered to stockpile critical drugs by Medvedev

Health Minister ordered to stockpile critical drugs: Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed Health Minister Veronika…

Sun Pharma subsidiary looks at building Russian pharmaceutical plant

India’s Sun Pharma is considering establishing a production plant in Russia for Ranbaxy, the pharmaceutical company it is currently in…

Abbott Laboratories acquires Veropharm

Abbott Laboratories acquires Veropharm: The American pharmaceuticals company Abbott Laboratories has gained control of  Russian  pharmaceutical manufacturer Veropharm…

Russian Venture Company sets up medical technology fund with R-Pharm

 Russian Venture Company (RVC), the Russian government’s fund of funds, has joined forces  with the R-Pharm…

Arab Development Funds pledge $700m to Uzbekistan

Arab Development Funds: A number of Arab financial institutions and development funds within the Arab Coordination…

Counterfeit medicines targeted in new bill

Counterfeit medicines:  A bill proposing that the production, transportation and sale of counterfeit medicines should be…

Crimean Special Economic Zone approved to attract investment

Crimean Special Economic Zone: The Russian Cabinet yesterday approved the establishment of a free economic zone in Crimea to attract investors who will be…

Russian medical supplies dwindle as drug manufacturers cut back

Russian medical supplies:  Foreign manufacturers are cutting their production volumes of vital life-saving medications destined for Russia  as…

Belarus pharmaceutical industry goes for global acceptance

Belarus pharmaceutical industry: Belarus has signed up to the international Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation, paving the way for…

Medvedev signs off Crimean healthcare subsidies

Crimean healthcare subsidies: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev this week gave the official seal of approval to a…

Free Russian healthcare benefits to be reduced

Free Russian healthcare: As from 2015,  the Russian Finance Ministry is proposing to charge unemployed Russians for certain medical…

36.6 pharmacy chain withdraws from Russia’s regions

The 36.6 pharmacy chain has announced that is to sell most of its regional outlets in order…

Russian funeral service reforms boost to private sector

Russian funeral service: In its attempts to help Russia’s private-sector funeral service sector to attract investment, the authorities…

Abbot buys Veropharm

Abbot buys Veropharm: The US healthcare company Abbot has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire leading…