Bactiguard introduces wound care in Spain

Bactiguard expands its business in the wound care market by partnering with the Spanish company Farmaban S.A. The partnership enables Bactiguard to reach the Spanish market with its full range of products. “We have found a very good match in Farmaban – a partner with significant competence in wound care management and ambition to grow by...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2020

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2020 is now available at www.bactiguard.com. The annual report is available as a downloadable PDF document in both Swedish and English. A printed version of the report will be available from April 28 and can be ordered by sending an email to: info@bactiguard.com. This information is...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”), are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Company’s board of directors has decided that the AGM will be conducted without the physical presence of...

A large randomized clinical trial shows significant reduction in urinary tract infections

A recently published, randomized, controlled multicenter study in India shows that urinary catheters with Bactiguard's coating for infection prevention reduce the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) by 69 % compared to standard catheters. “We are very proud to be able to present such fine results from the largest...

Apoteket AB starts selling Hydrocyn in Sweden

Sweden’s largest pharmacy Apoteket AB will start selling Bactiguard's disinfection solution Hydrocyn® aqua (Hydrocyn) and the products will initially be available via the online store www.apoteket.se. Hydrocyn is a non-alcoholic product that effectively kills virus, bacteria and fungi without irritating the skin. “Apoteket AB has a unique...

Year-end report 2020 Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

Recovery in the fourth quarter – Infection prevention key in future healthcare Fourth quarter (October-December 2020) Revenues amounted to SEK 55.6 (59.8) million, a decrease by 7% (adjusted for currency -2%). EBITDA amounted to SEK 4.9 (12.2) million with an EBITDA-margin of 9% (20%). Operating profit amounted to SEK -6.4 (1.7) million. Net...

Thomas von Koch proposed as new Chairman of the Board

Regulatory

The Nomination Committee of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) has today held a meeting and decided to propose Thomas von Koch as new Chairman of the Board at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2021. The current Chairman of the Board, Christian Kinch, is proposed by the Nomination Committee as new Deputy Chairman of the Board. Cecilia Edström has...

Cecilia Edström resigns as CEO of Bactiguard

Regulatory

Cecilia Edström has today informed the Board that she wishes to resign as CEO of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) after seven years in the Executive Management team. The Board will therefore initiate the recruitment of a new CEO. Cecilia Edström will continue in her role as CEO until her successor has been appointed and is available for re-election...

Bactiguard received EU grant for air bridge

Bactiguard has received an EU grant of SEK 1.4 million for the air bridge that was established for the transport of protective equipment and disinfectants from Asia to Europe in connection with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant has in full been transferred to Bactiguard's partner Svenskt Industriflyg as compensation for their...

Bactiguard recruits Global Head of Sales from Straumann

Peter Rådqvist, with many years of international experience from leading companies and positions in MedTech, has been recruited to the role of Global Head of Sales. Peter, whose most recent position was with Straumann, will take up his new position on 1 February and report to the CEO.“Peter Rådqvist has an interesting and broad international...

Bactiguard-coated Zimmer Biomet trauma implants receive European regulatory clearance

Regulatory

Today, Bactiguard-coated Zimmer Biomet orthopaedic trauma implants received European regulatory clearance and CE mark. Preparations for registering the implants in the U.S. market are also ongoing.“I am very pleased that the CE mark has been secured for Bactiguard-coated Zimmer Biomet trauma implants. This clearance will pave the way for...

Bactiguard launches Hydrocyn aqua in Greece

Bactiguard continues the launch of the Hydrocyn® aqua (Hydrocyn) product range in Europe by entering a new partnership with Lifecyn S.A. (Lifecyn) in Greece. The collaboration is based on an exclusive distribution agreement for Bactiguard’s Hydrocyn® aqua range, including products for advanced disinfection and wound care. “Launching the...

New order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received an initial order for coating concentrate from Well Lead Medical (Well Lead) in China. The order will be delivered promptly and generate license revenues in the fourth quarter 2020 of approximately SEK 9 million. In parallel with the marketing and sales of Bactiguard's BIP Foley...

Bactiguard expands in Europe

Bactiguard enters a new partnership with Libera Medica S.L for Spain. The collaboration is based on an exclusive distribution agreement for Bactiguard’s portfolio for infection prevention (BIP), with products for the urinary tract, blood stream and respiratory tract. Libera Medica is a family-owned business, based in Madrid. The company has a...

Interim report for Q3 2020

Regulatory

Weak quarter but the need for infection prevention greater than ever. Third quarter (July-September 2020) Revenues amounted to SEK 34,1 (67,2) million a decreased by 49% (adjusted for currency -46%) due to Covid-19 effects on both license and BIP revenues. In addition, no new license revenue was generated within the quarter while the third...

Bactiguard maintains clear growth strategy and updates financial targets

Regulatory

Bactiguard presents updated financial targets for 2025 in connection with the company's financial report for the third quarter of 2020.Bactiguard's growth strategy for the coming five-year period up to 2025 is based on a continued roll-out of Bactiguard's technology, with a focus on new license agreements and a broader product portfolio. “We are...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 5, 2020

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Thursday November 5, 2020 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, an audiocast for investors, analysts and media will be held at 11:00 CET on November 5. CEO Cecilia Edström and CFO Gabriella Björknert Caracciolo will present the interim report and answer...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2021

Regulatory

The Nomination Committee for the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), to be held on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at the company’s headoffice in Botkyrka, has been appoined. The Nomination Committee for the 2021 AGM in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will consist of the following members: Helena Borglund, appointed by KK Invest...

Bactiguard recruits experienced Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Petra Kaur Ljungman, with many years of experience from leading positions in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, has been recruited for a newly established, global role as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. She will take up her position in January 2021 and will report to the CEO. “Petra Kaur Ljungman has a broad experience...

Interim report for Q2 2020

Regulatory

Strong growth and earnings development in quarter affected by COVID-19 Second quarter (April-June 2020) Revenues amounted to SEK 48,2 (33,0) million and increased by 46% (adjusted for currency 45%). EBITDA amounted to SEK 10,5 (5,7) million with an EBITDA-margin of 22% (17%). Operating profit amounted to SEK -0,8 (-4,8) million. Net profit/loss...

Invitation to the presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 13, 2020

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 7:30 CET.In connection with this, a webcast for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 13. CEO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. Bactiguard's new CFO Gabriella Caracciolo...

Bactiguard initiates collaboration with online pharmacy Apotea on sales of Hydrocyn® aqua

Regulatory

Bactiguard initiates collaboration with the online pharmacy Apotea on sales of Hydrocyn® aqua (Hydrocyn) to consumers in the Swedish market. Recent tests confirm that Hydrocyn is the first disinfectant on the Swedish market with documentet effect on the new Corona virus causing COVID-19. Sales via Apotea will commence on 5 June. “We are...

Hydrocyn® aqua inactivates the coronavirus causing COVID-19

Regulatory

The effect of Hydrocyn® aqua (Hydrocyn) on the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19 has been confirmed. Tests performed by the Swedish National Veterinary Institute show that 99.9% of the virus particles were killed after exposure to Hydrocyn. Bactiguard launched Hydrocyn in the Swedish market in March, with focus on critical societal...

Increased number of shares and votes in Bactiguard

Regulatory

During May 2020, the number of class B shares in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) ("Bactiguard") has increased by 241,512. As a result, the total number of shares in the company as of May 29, 2020 amounted to 29,543,885 and the total number of votes to 69,543,885.The increase is a result of the new issue of shares by way of set-off that was approved...

Bactiguard donates money to research on COVID-19

To contribute to the research on COVID-19, Bactiguard donates SEK 120,000 to Karolinska Institutet (KI) at Danderyd Hospital."We have collaborated with Karolinska Institutet at Danderyd Hospital (KI DS) since 2010, where we share lab resources to be able to test how Bactiguard's coating technology interacts with blood. In addition, Bactiguard has...

Interim report for Q1 2020

Regulatory

The development of the Covid-19 pandemic has painfully highlighted the urgent need for infection prevention. This has led to an increased interest in Bactiguard and generated strong sales from mid-March. Total revenues increased by more than 40 percent in the quarter and EBITDA doubled, generating an EBITDA margin of 30 percent and a positive net...

Bactiguard appoints Gabriella Björknert Caracciolo as new CFO

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) has appointed Gabriella Björknert Caracciolo, currently Head of Strategy, Development and Governance within Transaction Banking, Nordea as new CFO and Executive Vice President. She succeeds Cecilia Edström, who in February was appointed CEO of the company. Gabriella Björknert Caracciolo assumes her new position in...

Invitation to the presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 13, 2020

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a webcast for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 13. CEO Cecilia Edström and acting CFO Lina Arverud will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Bulletin from Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting 2020

Regulatory

At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 April, 2020, the following resolutions were made: The AGM adopted the income statements and balance sheets for 2019 and decided that no dividend for the financial year 2019 will be paid. Share premium reserve, retained earnings and the company's loss for the year will be...

Information about the Annual General Meeting 2020 and invitation to CEO presentation

Regulatory

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 2:00 pm at the company´s head office at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus and for the safety of Bactiguard shareholders, the company urges all shareholders not to participate personally, but instead take advantage of the opportunity...

Bactiguard launches catheter for patients in need of continuous temperature monitoring

For patients in intensive care, surgery and other conditions where continuous temperature monitoring is important, Bactiguard launches a new urinary catheter – BIP Foley TempSensor. In the same way as other Bactiguard products, BIP Foley TempSensor also prevents infections.“The global Covid-19 pandemic we are now experiencing has painfully...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2019

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2019 is now available at www.bactiguard.com The annual report in Swedish is now available as a downloadable PDF document. An English version will be available shortly. A printed version of the report will be available from April 28 and can be ordered by email to: info@bactiguard.se. This...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB 2020

Regulatory

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”), are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 2:00 pm at the company´s head office at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Registration will commence at 1 pm. Right to participate and notice of...

Bactiguard starts manufacturing disinfectants in Sweden

Bactiguard launched the disinfectant HYDROCYN aqua® in Sweden at the beginning of March and, since then, demand has been high. As late as this weekend, products were flown in from the company's production facility in Malaysia via a newly established air bridge. Now, work is in progress to start production in Sweden as well. “In times like...

Bactiguard and Svenskt Industriflyg establish air bridge for protective medical equipment

The rapid spread of the virus pandemic has led to a large number of countries closing their borders and transport capacity disappearing, as airlines discontinue routes and cancel departures. The effects on the global economy and trade are significant and will lead to uncertain supply of goods and difficulties in increasing delivery capacity for...

Bactiguard launches product that protects against Coronavirus

Bactiguard launches HYDROCYN aqua®, a water-based product that has been proven to have a powerful effect on killing previous variants of coronavirus within 15–30 seconds. Previous experience shows that the proven effect can be transferred to new variants of coronavirus and tests on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) are now underway at the Karolinska...

Bactiguard donates infection prevention to China

In the fight against the Corona virus, Bactiguard donates products for infection prevention to Chinese hospitals, at a market value of over 2 million SEK.“To help fight the new corona virus (covid-19) and protect the most severely ill patients, we will donate products from Bactiguard’s and Vigilenz's combined product portfolios to China”,...

Bactiguard completes acquisition of Vigilenz

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard”) has completed the acquisition of Vigilenz Medical Devices and Vigilenz Medical Supplies (together Vigilenz), which was announced on 4 February 2020.All conditions precedent have been fulfilled and the first part of the total consideration, consisting of a cash payment of USD 4.5 million, has been...

Year-end report 2019 Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

A strong development in fourth quarter earnings, combined with the licensing deal with Zimmer Biomet led to the highest full-year result in Bactiguard's history. The financial effects of both increased BIP sales and new license revenues clearly show that our growth strategy works.Fourth quarter (October-December 2019) Revenues amounted to SEK 61.6...

Christian Kinch resigns as CEO of Bactiguard and is proposed as new Chairman of the Board. Cecilia Edström appointed new CEO.

Regulatory

Christian Kinch today announced to the Board that he will resign as CEO of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) after close to 16 years. The Board has appointed CFO and Deputy CEO Cecilia Edström as new CEO of Bactiguard and Stefan Grass (CMO) as Deputy CEO. Until a permanent CFO has been recruited, Financial manager Lina Arverud will hold the position...

Bactiguard makes its first acquisition by acquiring Vigilenz

Regulatory

Bactiguard deepens the partnership that was initiated in 2015 by acquiring Vigilenz Medical Devices and Vigilenz Medical Supplies (together Vigilenz) in Malaysia. The acquisition strengthens Bactiguard’s position in infection control and wound management, as well as innovation and product development capability and capacity. The...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2019 on February 5, 2020

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the year end report for 2019 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a web conference for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on February 5. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the year end report and answer questions. The year end report...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from Well Lead Medical (Well Lead) in China. The order will be delivered promptly and generate revenues in the fourth quarter of approximately SEK 16.5 million.”This is the second order from Well Lead outside the initial contract and further strengthens that end-customer sales in China are picking up. At the...

Interim report for Q3 2019

Regulatory

The new license agreement with Zimmer Biomet contributed to that we delivered the strongest quarter to date for Bactiguard as a listed company. The partnership with one of the three largest orthopedic companies in the world confirms the strength of Bactiguard's technology in a global perspective and a new medical application for long-term...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 7, 2019

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Thursday November 7, 2019 at 7:30 CET.In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 11:00 CET on November 7. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The report...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2020

Regulatory

The members of the Nomination Committee for the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), to be held on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at the company’s headoffice in Botkyrka, have now been appoined.The Nomination Committee for the 2020 Annual General Meeting in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will consist of the following members: Jan...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from Well Lead Medical (Well Lead) in China. The order will be delivered promptly and generate revenues in the third quarter of approximately SEK 4,8 million.”The order we have just received from Well Lead is the first outside of the initial contract and therefore an important milestone in our cooperation,...

Bactiguard signs global license agreement with Zimmer Biomet

Regulatory

Bactiguard has entered into an exclusive, global license agreement for orthopedic trauma implants with Zimmer Biomet. The agreement includes an upfront license fee of USD 3 million payable at signing, additional contingent payments of USD 2 million, based on U.S. regulatory clearance and royalties on net sales following commercialization. “Our...

Bactiguard’s central venous catheters approved in Mexico

The product approval for Bactiguard's central venous catheters has been announced by the Mexican Ministry of Health. This provides new opportunities for Bactiguard in providing effective infection prevention for the most vulnerable patients in the second biggest market in Latin America.“We are finally through the registration...

Bactiguard’s urinary catheters approved for reimbursement in the Dutch market

Bactiguard’s indwelling urinary catheters (Foleys) are now approved for reimbursement in the Netherlands, which means that healthcare providers in the home care market can provide patients with Bactiguard's products for infection prevention and improve their quality of life. To be able to sell medical devices to the Dutch home care providers...

Bactiguard recruits experienced Chief Medical and Technology Officer

Stefan Grass with extensive clinical experience as a physician and researcher, combined with senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, has been recruited to a newly established, global role as Chief Medical and Technology Officer. He will assume his position in October 2019 and report to the CEO.“As a physician and researcher...

Interim report for Q2 2019

Regulatory

The second quarter of 2019 was eventful. We increased our market coverage, secured funding for a very interesting research and development project, broadened the clinical evidence and strengthened executive management. Revenues and earnings were weaker than last year, but one must bear in mind that the second quarter 2018 was very strong.Second...

Invitation to the presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 8, 2019

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Thursday August 8, 2019 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 8. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The report...

CFO Cecilia Edström appointed deputy CEO

Regulatory

The Board of Directors has appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Cecilia Edström deputy CEO of Bactiguard, in addition to her current responsibilities.”Cecilia Edström was recruited to Bactiguard ahead of the IPO in 2014 and has had several roles in the company since then. This means that she has acquired a broad and deep...

Bactiguard enters Canada

Bactiguard has partnered with HANSAmed Limited (HANSAmed) to enter the Canadian market. The process to obtain regulatory (MDSAP) approval and Canadian product registration for the BIP portfolio will be financed by HANSAmed and is expected to be completed within 2 years.Canada has a population of 37 million people and the health care system has...

Bactiguard enters new partnership for Switzerland

Bactiguard has entered a new partnership with Euromed Swiss AG (Euromed), a leading, specialized Swiss distributor of medical devices. Euromed will be distributing the entire Bactiguard product portfolio for infection prevention in Switzerland."By working with Euromed and their experienced, professional team, we will increase the pace of our...

Bactiguard receives research grant from Vinnova for developing vascular stents

In collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institute, Bactiguard has been awarded a research grant of SEK 1.5 million for the development of noble metal-coated stents. The purpose of the project is to reduce the risk of thrombosis in connection with interventions in the bloodstream.“Stents save lives and are used in both acute care and...

Bulletin from Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting 2019

Regulatory

At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15 May, 2019 the following resolutions were made: The AGM adopted the income statements and balance sheets for 2018 and decided that no dividend for the financial year 2018 will be paid. Retained earnings and the company's loss for the year will be carried forward. The Board of...

Interim report for Q1 2019

Regulatory

A stable beginning of the yearThe beginning of 2019 was stable. Revenues increased somewhat, while the EBITDA result and margin greatly improved. 2018 was an exciting and eventful year for Bactiguard when we reached several important milestones, so we have high expectations for 2019.First quarter (January-March 2019) Revenues amounted to SEK 35.1...

Invitation to the presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 9, 2019

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 9. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

New Senior Vice President Operations

Daniel Lund with many years’ experience in quality, production and supply chain management from the pharmaceutical industry, including AstraZeneca and Pfizer, has been recruited to a new role as Senior Vice President (SVP) Operations. At the same time, Jonas Östregård assumes responsibility for Marketing. Both Daniel and Jonas are...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2018

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2018 is now available at www.bactiguard.comThe annual report is available as a downloadable PDF document in both Swedish and English. A printed version of the report will be available from May 15 and can be ordered by email to: info@bactiguard.se. This information is information that Bactiguard...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB 2019

Regulatory

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”), are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 2:00 pm at the company´s headoffice at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Registration will commence at 1 pm. Right to participate and notice of...

Year-end report 2018 Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

2018 was an exciting and eventful year for Bactiguard when we reached several important milestones, primarily strong growth in sales of our own product portfolio for infection prevention (BIP portfolio), the distribution and license agreement with Well Lead for China and the CE mark for orthopaedic trauma implants, which opens possibilities in a...

Bactiguard focuses operations in MEA

Regulatory

Bactiguard focuses operations in the Middle East and transfers its distribution to Iraq to a European distributor that, at the same time, takes over accounts receivable at a book value of SEK 17.1 million. The proceeds amount to SEK 12.8 million and, therefore, a write-down of accounts receivable corresponding to the balance of SEK 4.3 million is...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2018 on February 7, 2019

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the year end report for 2018 on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on February 7. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the year end report and answer questions.  The year...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from Well Lead Medical (Well Lead) in China. The order will be delivered before the end of the year and generate revenues in the fourth quarter of approximately SEK 10 million.In June 2018, Bactiguard signed a combined distribution and license agreement with Well Lead at an initial value of over 30 million. At...

Bactiguard expands partnership with Mediplast in Europe

Bactiguard expands its partnership with Mediplast to include Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The previous agreement covered sales and distribution of Bactiguard’s product portfolio for infection prevention (BIP) in Scandinavia. Mediplast now becomes distributor of the BIP portfolio in six European countries.“By teaming up with...

CE-mark opens the door to billion-dollar market for orthopaedic trauma implants

Regulatory

Orthopaedic trauma implants in titanium with Bactiguard's coating for infection prevention have been CE marked and can, from now on, be sold and used in markets that apply EU quality standards. At the same time, the CE-mark opens possibilities for Bactiguard to establish new license agreements covering more markets. The global market for trauma...

Bactiguard Employer of the Year

Bactiguard was yesterday awarded “Visa vägen-priset” as Employer of the Year. The prize, referred to as Sweden's most important labour market price, is awarded to companies and individuals who lead the way in the labour market by opening opportunities for people with disabilities.The winners of Samhall’s “Visa...

Interim report for Q3 2018

Regulatory

Stable development following a very strong second quarterFollowing a very strong second quarter, the third quarter was a bit calmer, which is natural. Total revenues were somewhat higher than last year primarily due to increased license revenues from our largest partner BD, while BIP sales were lower. It is therefore reassuring that, so far this...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 6, 2018

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 8:00 CET.In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on November 6. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The...

Bactiguard receives product approval in Egypt

The product approval for Bactiguard’s urinary (Foley) catheters has been announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Health. This opens new opportunities for Bactiguard in providing effective infection prevention in the most populous country in North Africa and the Middle East.“We are finally through the registration process in Egypt, which...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2019

Regulatory

The Nomination Committee for the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), to be held on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at the company’s headoffice in Botkyrka, has been appoined. The Nomination Committee for the 2019 AGM in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will consist of the following members: Jan Ståhlberg, Chairman of the...

Bactiguard partners with Mediplast in Scandinavia

Bactiguard partners with Mediplast, a medical device company and healthcare supplier in the Nordic region, for sales and distribution in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. By using the Mediplast sales force, the Swedish healthcare providers can be covered more efficiently. At the same time, the collaboration provides a platform for launching the BIP...

Bactiguard now available in Sweden’s second largest county

In October last year, Bactiguard won a tender for urinary catheters for Sweden’s second largest county, the Västra Götaland region (VGR), but the tender was appealed in other areas than Bactiguard's products. Now the contract is in place, and healthcare providers in both primary and secondary care and 49 municipalities in the region can...

Bactiguard wins another tender for catheters in Sweden

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters for the Östergötland region in Sweden, which enables healthcare providers in the region to purchase Bactiguard’s urinary catheters for infection prevention in both latex and silicone. The contract is valid for at least 2 years. This agreement gives us the opportunity to increase our...

Bactiguard launches line extensions to BIP Foley Catheter

Bactiguard is launching two line extensions to its BIP Foley Catheter; Female, adapted to the female anatomy and Tiemann, which facilitates catheterization of men. BIP Foley Catheter reduces the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections, which are common when using indwelling catheters. "The demand for our BIP Foley Catheter is...

Interim report for Q2 2018

Regulatory

The second quarter of 2018 was eventful and financially strong, both revenue and profitability wise. Sales increased by more than 40 percent, driven by more than a doubling in sales of our own product portfolio. We also signed a combined distribution and licensing agreement for China that contributed new licensing revenues. We generated an EBITDA...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 8, 2018

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 8. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The report...

Bactiguard wins CVC tender in Sweden

Bactiguard has won its first Swedish tender for central venous catheters (CVC), covering the Skåne region. The contract enables hospitals in the region to purchase Bactiguard’s anti-infective central venous catheters (BIP CVC) for at least two years. "The University Hospital in Lund has been using our CVCs for approximately one year with very...

Bactiguard enters new partnership for Germany

Bactiguard has entered a new partnership with Asid Bonz GmbH (Asid Bonz) through an exclusive distribution agreement for Germany, including all products in Bactiguard's portfolio. “Asid Bonz is an experienced, well respected and professionally managed partner that shares our ambitions to grow in the German market by offering premium products...

Bactiguard takes the next step in China and signs agreement worth more than SEK 30 million

Regulatory

Bactiguard takes the next step in China and accelerates its ambitions through a combined distribution and license agreement with Well Lead Medical (Well Lead) with an initial value of more than SEK 30 million. At the same time, the cooperation with the current distributor Jian AN is terminated and Bactiguard pays a compensation of approximately...

Bactiguard recruits global Vice President Sales

Jonas Östregård, who has extensive sales experience from various positions at Astra Zeneca, has been recruited to a new global role as Vice President Sales at Bactiguard. He will join in August 2018 and report to the CEO. ”Jonas Östregård has extensive international sales experience from Europe and Asia. He has spent most of his career in...

Bulletin from Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting 2018

Regulatory

At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 16 May, 2018 the following resolutions were made: The AGM adopted the income statements and balance sheets for 2017 and decided that no dividend for the financial year 2017 will be paid. Retained earnings and the company's loss for the year will be carried forward. The Board of...

Interim report for Q1 2018

Regulatory

In 2018, our primary focus is to generate growth through increased sales of our own product portfolio and by developing new licensing businesses, to approach our financial targets, and contribute to saving more lives. Therefore, it is gratifying that we can already report a strong growth in sales of our own product portfolio, which more than...

Bactiguard’s licensing partner Smartwise enters collaboration with AstraZeneca

Bactiguard's licensing partner Smartwise Sweden AB (Smartwise) has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca regarding, among other things, the development of advanced vascular injection catheters with Bactiguard coating for new, innovative treatment methods of cardiovascular disease and cancer.   ”The collaboration agreement...

Bactiguard appoints new distributor in Mexico

Bactiguard signs distribution agreement for Mexico with Degasa, a well-established family owned company in the second largest market in Latin America. “Degasa is a strong distributor in the attractive Mexican market, with both the resources and competence required to drive a successful market introduction”, says Christian Kinch, CEO at...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 8, 2018

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 8. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2017

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2017 is now available at www.bactiguard.com The annual report is available as a downloadable PDF document in both Swedish and English. A printed version of the report will be available from May 11 and can be ordered at info@bactiguard.se. This information is information that Bactiguard Holding AB...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB 2018

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”), are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 2:00 PM at the company´s headoffice at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Registration wlll commence at 1 pm. Right to participate and notice of...

Mikael Ymer returns to Team Bactiguard

Mikael Ymer, one of Sweden's most talented and promising tennis players, returns to Good to Great Tennis Academy and Team Bactiguard. He climbs the world rankings and is now among the top 350 players in the world, while preparing to play the next Davis Cup-match for Sweden. Mikael Ymer, together with his older brother Elias Ymer, Daniel Windahl,...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from China of 100 000 urinary catheters for infection prevention, which will be delivered in March and generate revenues of some 3 million SEK. We have received a new order from our distributor Jian An Pharmaceuticals. The order is for 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters for infection prevention. The...

Bactiguard launches line extension to BIP CVC

Bactiguard is launching a line extension to its BIP CVC with the popular Raulerson syringe for easier handling and insertion. BIP CVC is shown to reduce the risk of costly blood stream infections, which are common following the use of central venous catheters.     "The demand for our BIP CVC is steadily increasing, and we are happy that we...

Bactiguard enters new partnership in Europe

Bactiguard has entered a distribution agreement for Belgium and the Netherlands with Ecomed Services NV (“Ecomed”), a leading provider of innovations in infection control in the Benelux countries.  “Ecomed is a specialized distributor of medical devices to the public and private hospitals in Belgium and the Netherlands. They grow their...

Region Skåne extends agreement with Bactiguard

In 2017 Bactiguard signed a framework agreement with Region Skåne, which enables both county councils and municipalities to order Bactiguard's infection prevention urinary catheters. The initial contract expires on April 30th,  2018 and now Region Skåne chooses to extend the agreement for another year until April 30th, 2019.   "The demand...

Year-end report 2017 Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

2017 was a good year for Bactiguard. Our objective was to generate growth, with sustained cost control, to approach our long-term financial targets of 20 percent growth and an EBITDA margin of 30 percent. It is therefore gratifying that sales for the full year amounted to close to MSEK 154, which means growth of 20 percent, quite in line with our...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2017 on February 6, 2018

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the year end report for 2017 on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on February 6. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The year end report...

The Nomination Committee proposes that Jan Ståhlberg is elected new member of the Board and Chairman of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ)

Regulatory

The Nomination Committee of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (Bactiguard) proposes that the Annual General Meeting 2018 elects Jan Ståhlberg as new member and Chairman of the Board, as Stanley Brodén who has been the Chairman of the Board since 2015 has declined reelection. Jan Ståhlberg is Vice Chairman of EQT AB and has been active in EQT since...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from China of 100 000 urinary catheters for infection prevention, which will be delivered in December and generate revenues of some 3 million SEK. We have received a new order from our distributor Jian An Pharmaceuticals. The order is for 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters for infection prevention. The...

Bactiguard’s endotracheal tubes approved in India

The product approval for Bactiguard's endotracheal tubes has been announced by the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. This means that Bactiguard can offer its complete portfolio of products for effective and safe infection prevention in one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world.  The Central Drugs Standard Control...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will be held on Wednesday 16 May, 2018 in Botkyrka.  In accordance with the instructions for the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), the Nomination Committee shall consist of four members. The chairman of the Board of Directors shall contact the three largest...

Interim report for Q3 2017

Regulatory

We can now put eight quarters of rising sales based on rolling twelve-month figures behind us, which is very positive. This means that more and more patients have access to effective and safe infection prevention, not least in Sweden where we have recently won another tender. The value of delivered products increased by close to 50% in the...

Bactiguard secures three-year financing

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a commitment for a three-year credit facility of SEK 180 million from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), in the form of an overdraft facility of SEK 30 million and a term loan of SEK 150 million. The credit facility replaces current bank financing as well as a loan from the company's main shareholders. "For some time,...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 9, 2017

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on November 9. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Cecilia Edström will present the interim report and answer questions. The...

Bactiguard enters new partnership in India

Bactiguard has entered a partnership with Neon Laboratories Limited (“Neon”) for the north, west and east zones of India, covering a majority of the Indian population.  The Neon Group is a family-owned, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, with a turnover of more than 85 MUSD. The company started operations in...

Bactiguard wins another tender for urinary catheters in Sweden

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters for the Västra Götaland region (VGR) in Sweden, which enables healthcare providers in both primary and secondary care and 49 municipalities in the region to purchase Bactiguards’ urinary catheters for infection prevention. The contract is valid for 2 years and can be extended for another 2...

Bactiguard’s central venous catheters approved in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong product approval for Bactiguard's central venous catheters for infection prevention has been announced by the Medical Device Control Office. Hong Kong is a small, but strategically important market, as it serves as a reference for new approvals and market acceptance in neighbouring China.  The Medical Device Control Office in Hong...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new order from China of 100 000 urinary catheters for infection prevention, which will be delivered in September and generate revenues of some 3 million SEK. We have received a new order from our distributor Jian An Pharmaceuticals. The order is for 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters for infection prevention,...

Bactiguard’s central venous catheters approved in India

Regulatory

The product approval for Bactiguard's central venous catheters has been announced by the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. This provides new opportunities for Bactiguard in providing effective infection prevention in one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world.  The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation...

Bactiguard appoints new CFO

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) has appointed Cecilia Edström, today Senior Vice President Sales and New Business, as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She succeeds Fredrik Järrsten, who will leave Bactiguard to assume a new CFO role in another company. Cecilia Edström will assume her new position on 15 September. ”Fredrik Järrsten has...

Interim report for Q2 2017

Regulatory

Bactiguard saves lives by preventing healthcare associated infections. With the development in the second quarter, sales of our own product portfolio have now increased for seven consecutive quarters, based on rolling twelve-month figures. This means that more patients have access to effective and safe infection prevention. The value of delivered...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 10, 2017

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 10. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The...

New Team Bactiguard

Good to Great Tennis Academy and Swedish medtech company Bactiguard AB have today announced that they are continuing to strengthen the development of future tennis talent in Sweden by focusing on younger players between 13 to 14 years of age. Together, Good to Great Tennis Academy and Bactiguard have created a new Team Bactiguard consisting of...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a third major order from China of 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters for infection prevention, which will be delivered in June and generate revenues of some 3 million SEK. We have received a third major order from our distributor Jian An Pharmaceuticals. The order is for 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters...

Bactiguard wins another tender in Sweden

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters for the southern region (Region Skåne) in Sweden, which enables healthcare providers in both primary and secondary care to purchase Bactiguards’ anti-infective urinary catheters from 1 August 2017. The contract initially runs until 30 April 2018 and can be extended on an annual basis until 30...

Bactiguard enters new partnership for South Africa

Bactiguard has entered partnership with Surgical Innovations Pty Ltd (“SI”), a company within the Medical arm of Ascendis Health, the JNB listed healthcare giant and leading supplier to the healthcare sector in South Africa.  “Surgical Innovations is a leading provider of medical devices to both public and private hospitals, representing...

Bactiguard enters new partnership for Italy

Bactiguard has entered partnership with Gada Italia Srl (“Gada”), a specialized and leading distributor of medical devices and integrated healthcare services.  “The Gada group is a leading provider of integrated healthcare solutions to the public and private hospitals in Italy and we are confident that they have the competence and...

Bactiguard wins tender for Stockholm

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters for the Stockholm county council, which enables healthcare providers in both primary and secondary care to purchase Bactiguards’ anti-infective urinary catheters. The contract is valid for 2 years and can be extended for another 2 years. "The Stockholm county council is Sweden’s largest region...

Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting

At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting on May 18, the following resolutions were made: The Annual General Meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for 2016. It was decided that no dividend for the financial year 2016 will be paid and that the company's loss (for the year) will be carried forward. The Board of...

Interim report for Q1 2017

Regulatory

Strong financial start in 2017. Revenue grew 58 % in the first quarter and we reached an EBITDA margin of 33 %. The reason for the improved results, besides a new licensing deal, is that we have higher revenues from C.R. Bard and continued cost control. The volume of products sold from our own portfolio is lower than last year, but the product...

Bactiguard appoints new distributor in Brazil

Bactiguard signs distribution agreement and enters partnership with Biodina for Brazil.  “Biodina has a very strong track record of successfully introducing new and advanced products on the Brazlian market and we are very happy to have them as our partner. We have not been satisfied with the development of Bactiguard sales in Brazil and we...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 4, 2017

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 4. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2016

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2016 is now available at www.bactiguard.com The annual report is available as a downloadable PDF document in both Swedish and English. A printed version of the report will be available from May 5 and can be ordered at info@bactiguard.se. This information is information that Bactiguard Holding AB...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB 2017

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”) are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 2:00 PM at the company´s office at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Registration commences at 1 PM. Right to participate and notice of intent to...

Bactiguard wins tender in Sweden

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters covering the Swedish county Kalmar. The contract is an extension of the previous agreement, lasts for 4 years and enables healthcare providers to purchase Bactiguards’ anti-infective urinary catheters. "The Kalmar region has been using our products for the last 2 years and recently decided to...

Year-end report 2016 Bactiguard Holding AB

Regulatory

In many ways, 2016 was a good year for Bactiguard. We exceeded our goal of doubling the volume of products sold in our own portfolio by a wide margin and delivered approx. 418,000 units. We made a breakthrough in China and India, now our two largest markets, and we entered several European markets, while advancing our position in the domestic...

Bactiguard enters new therapeutic area through license agreement with Smartwise AB

Regulatory

Bactiguard and Smartwise Sweden AB (Smartwise) have entered into a joint development project for advanced, Bactiguard-coated vascular injection catheters. At the same time, a license agreement has been signed. Smartwise will pay USD 2.5 million, for the exclusive and global right to the Bactiguard technology for this application, payable in...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2016 on February 9, 2017

  Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the year end report for 2016 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:00 CET.   In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on February 9. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the report and answer questions. The year end...

Bactiguard expands in the Middle East

  Bactiguard signs distribution agreement and enters partnership with Heal Pharma for Egypt. The product registration has been initiated and market launch is planned for the second quarter of 2017.   “Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world, with major challenges in the healthcare sector. We are convinced that...

Bactiguard enters Germany

Regulatory

Bactiguard has entered into partnership with Roeser Medical GmbH (“Roeser”) and signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Germany and Switzerland. At the same time, an order for products worth some EUR 400 000 has been placed and will be delivered throughout 2017.  Bactiguard’s central European coverage has expanded significantly in...

Bond loan repaid

Regulatory

  Bactiguard outstanding bond loan was repaid in full on 12 December. The refinancing solution consists of loans totaling SEK 150 million.   The bond loan Bactiguard issued in December 2011, with an initial nominal value of SEK 450 million, an annual interest rate of 11% and a duration of 5 years, matured on 12 December. The outstanding...

Exercise of call options

Regulatory

  The call option program established by the main shareholders and aimed at key individuals in Bactiguard, matured on 30 November 2016. During the exercise period, a total of 688 000 B shares were acquired, corresponding to 2.07 percent of the capital and 0.99 percent of the votes, reducing the holdings of the main shareholders accordingly....

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will be held on Thursday, 18 May 2017 in Botkyrka.  At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2016, it was resolved that the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) shall consist of four members. The chairman of the Board of Directors shall contact the three largest...

Interim report for Q3 2016

Regulatory

  In the third quarter we report a continued positive trend in sales of our own portfolio of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector. We have delivered a total of approx. 284,000 products so far this year, an increase by approx. 260 percent. This means that we are already now close to our goal of at least doubling the...

The main shareholders issue a loan commitment

Regulatory

In order to maintain financial flexibility after the repayment of the bond, and until a long-term financing solution is in place, the main shareholders of Bactiguard have issued a loan commitment of up to SEK 50 million Bactiguard has previously announced that it has secured the refinancing of the bond loan maturing December 12, 2016 through the...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 10, 2016

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on November 10. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The...

New major order from China

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a new major order from China of 100 000 Bactiguard coated Foley catheters for infection prevention  We have received a new major order from our distributor in China, Jian An Pharmaceuticals. The order is for 100,000 BIP Foley catheters, which is the same quantity as the initial order received in early 2016. The order will...

Bactiguard expands its European presence

Bactiguard expands its European presence in four new markets, by entering partnerships with Sanova Pharma for Austria, Pofam-Poznaǹ for Poland, Mediq Suomi for Finland and Inex Medical for Greece.  “We are confident that combining Bactiguard’s portfolio for infection prevention, with the local expertise and reach of our partners, both in...

New endotracheal tube launched

Bactiguard announces the launch of its new BIP Endotracheal Tube Evac, for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). It is one of a kind and designed to offer the best infection protection available on the market. VAP is the second most common nosocomial infection in the ICU, and associated with high-risk pathogens such as MRSA,...

Bactiguard continues cooperation with the Swedish counties Kronoberg and Blekinge

Bactiguard has won a tender for urinary catheters covering the two Swedish counties Kronoberg and Blekinge. The contract is an extension of the previous agreement for 2 (+2)years which enable healthcare providers to purchase Bactiguard anti-infective urinary catheters. "This specific region has been using our products since 2012 and has now...

New clinical study at the Martini-Klinik to improve care for prostate cancer patients

Bactiguard starts a new clinical trial that aims to reduce the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections and the use of antibiotics in patients undergoing prostate cancer surgery in the well renowned Martini-Klinik of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. “In our never ending quest to improve the quality of life for our...

Interim report for Q2 2016

Regulatory

  The positive trend with increased sales of our own portfolio of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector has continued and we delivered almost 110 000 units in the quarter. We have delivered a total of approximately 200 000 products so far this year, well above the total annual volume for 2015. License revenues are also back...

New major order from India

Regulatory

  Bactiguard has received a new order from India of some 60 000 Foley catheters for infection prevention.   The initial order from India, which was received in December 2015, consisted of some 50 000 Foley catheters for infection prevention (BIP Foleys). The new order consists of some 60 000 BIP Foleys and will generate direct sales...

Extended maturity for credit facility

Regulatory

The maturity of the credit facility of SEK 100 million that Bactiguard received as a loan commitment in November 2015, has been extended until 31 December, 2017 In November 2015 Bactiguard entered a credit facility agreement of SEK 130 million, consisting of a loan commitment of SEK 100 million and a renewal of bank overdraft facility of SEK 30...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 11, 2016

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 11. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The...

Executive Management Invests in Bactiguard

Regulatory

The Executive Management in Bactiguard has been offered an opportunity to invest in the company by purchasing a sizeable number of shares.  The Executive Management in Bactiguard has been offered an opportunity to invest in the company by purchasing a sizeable number of shares. Other members of senior management have also been offered the...

Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting

Regulatory

  At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting on May 19, the following resolutions were made:   The Annual General Meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for 2015. It was decided that no dividend for the financial year 2015 will be paid and that the company's loss (for the year) will be carried forward....

Interim report for Q1 2016

Regulatory

Bactiguard started the year by increasing sales of its own product portfolio and delivered approx. 87,600 units, which is more than half of the total volume in 2015. License revenues were lower due to the adjusted order from C.R Bard, but as of March the order situation is back at a stable level. Operating profit was negative, but mayor payments...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 12, 2016

Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 12. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and...

New clinical study to help people with spinal cord injury

Repeated infections and subsequent antibiotic treatments are a painful part of daily life for patients with spinal cord injury, who use urinary catheters. Bactiguard and the Centre for Spinal Cord Injury are now starting a new clinical trial, which aims to increase the quality of life for these patients.  “We are excited about the study and...

New intelligent materials make healthcare safer

Bactiguard and BioInteractions have received a European research grant aimed at developing a new generation of vascular access catheters, with new bio-smart materials for medical devices. The technology will be developed in a joint project with BioInteractions, UK and Bactiguard, financed by VINNOVA and Innovate UK. Some of the most serious...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2015

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2015 is now available at www.bactiguard.com The annual report is available as a downloadable PDF document in both Swedish and English. A printed version of the report will be available from May 10 and can be ordered at info@bactiguard.se. This is information that Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) is...

Notice to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB 2016

Regulatory

The shareholders of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), company reg. no. 556822-1187 (“Bactiguard”), are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 2:00 PM at the company´s office at Alfred Nobels Allé 150 in Tullinge. Registration commences at 1 PM. Right to participate and notice of intent to...

Bactiguard at Europe´s biggest congress for urologists

Bactiguard is exhibiting at Europe´s biggest annual congress for doctors specialized in urology, the European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Munich on March 11 – 14. Bactiguard’s infection prevention solution can be found in hall B, at booth number A03.  Europe is one of our markets in focus and the EAU Congress offers a great...

A year of positive volume and earnings growth, ending with the product approval in China

Regulatory

2015 ended with the long-awaited product approval in China and a first order from India. As a result of large deliveries in the fourth quarter we doubled the total volume of units shipped, compared with the year before. An additional order from C.R. Bard generated additional revenue and strengthened the result. A new licensing deal opened...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2015 on February 18

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the year end report for 2015 on Thursday February 18 at 08:00 CET In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on February 18. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the report and answer questions. The year end report will be available...

Study shows that coating also can prevent thrombosis

A laboratory study, recently published in the Journal of Biomedical Material, by scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Bactiguard, shows that Bactiguard’s coating can reduce the risk of a thrombosis. A previous clinical study shows that Bactiguard’s Infection Protection central venous catheters reduce the number of bloodstream infections by...

First order from China

Regulatory

Following the Chinese approval of Bactiguard’s Foley catheters for infection prevention, which was recently announced, the company has received an initial order of 100,000 catheters.  In January 2016, the doors were opened to China, one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world, with the approval of the company's Foley catheter...

Successful launch in India

In January, Bactiguard exhibited for the first time at the Conference of Urological Society of India together with its Indian distributor Biorad Medisys Pvt Ltd. The congress was an important step in launching Bactiguard’s Infection Protection products in the Indian market. The annual Conference of Urological Society of India (USICON), arranged...

Product approval opens door to China

Regulatory

The product approval for Bactiguard's foley catheters for infection prevention in China, has now been announced by China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). This opens the door to one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world. ”Finally a breakthrough for Bactiguard in China. We started the approval process with CFDA already in...

Adjusted additional order from Bard

Regulatory

In August 2015, Bactiguard received a one off order from C.R. Bard (Bard), intended to increase their safety stock, which generated additional sales of approximately 28 MSEK in the third quarter. Bard has subsequently revised their need of safety stock. This adjustment will have a negative impact on Bactiguard’s revenues of approximately 8...

Ninth year for Bactiguard at Arab Health

For the ninth year in a row Bactiguard is exhibiting at Arab Health, which is one of the world's largest conferences for the health care sector. The interest in preventive and anti-infective solutions for healthcare associated infections are growing explosively along with the global threat of multiresistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance....

Changes to the Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2016

Regulatory

Attorney Jan Lombach will replace Christian Kinch and has also been appointed chairman of the Nomination Committee. Following these changes, the Nomination Committee for the 2016 AGM in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will consists of the following members: Stanley Brodén, Chairman of the Board of Directors Jan Lombach, appointed by KK Invest AB,...

Large clinical study starting in India

Regulatory

The planned multi-center clinical study in India has been initiated and the first patients recruited at two reputable hospitals. The purpose of the study is to further validate the efficiency and patient safety of Bactiguard’s Foley catheters in the prevention of catheter-related urinary tract infections. Healthcare associated infections are a...

Major order from India

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a major order from India of some 50 000 Foleys for infection prevention. At the same time, the planned clinical study has been initiated. The first order from India consists of some 50 000 Foley catheters for infection protection (BIP Foleys) and generates direct sales revenues of close to 2 million SEK, at product...

Growing interest in infection prevention in the Middle East

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received an order from the Middle East, comprising 2 000 central venous catheters (BIP CVC) and 20 000 Foleys (BIP Foley). The delivery will take place before the end of the year. The Middle East is one of Bactiguard’s focus markets and continues to generate repeat orders, so far primarily of Foley catheters. There is a growing...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2016

Regulatory

The Annual General Meeting in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will be held on Thursday 19 May, 2016 in Botkyrka. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2015, it was resolved that the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) shall consist of four members. The chairman of the Board of Directors shall contact the three largest shareholders...

Breaking new ground and strengthening the financial position

Regulatory

Third Quarter (July-September 2015) Revenues amounted to SEK 61.4 (28.1) million. The increase (118 %) compared to the corresponding quarter 2014 is mainly attributable to the additional order from C.R. Bard. EBITDA amounted to SEK 33.9 (2.2) million. Operating profit amounted to SEK 25.7 (-5.3) million. Reported net profit for the quarter...

Bactiguard enters new therapeutic area through license agreement

Regulatory

Bactiguard and Vigilenz Medical Devices (Vigilenz), a Malaysian supplier of medical and surgical products, have entered into a license agreement for Bactiguard coated orthopaedic implants, covering the Asean region. Bactiguard aims to expand its licensing business to new therapeutic areas and Vigilenz’ ambition is to enhance its existing...

Bactiguard secures financing

Regulatory

Bactiguard has entered a credit facility agreement of 130 million SEK in total. Combined with the company’s cash position, the credit facility secures the refinancing of Bactiguard’s bond loan, which matures in December 2016. During the autumn, Bactiguard has been working on securing the refinancing of its bond loan. The income received in...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 12

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Thursday 12 November at 8:00 CET. In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on November 12. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Ulrika Berglund appointed Head of External Affairs

Ulrika Berglund has been appointed Head of External Affairs at Bactiguard and will be responsible for communications and public affairs. She succeeds Cecilia Edström, who will assume an extended responsibility for sales and business development. “I am very pleased with the recruitment of Ulrika Berglund to Bactiguard. With her extensive media...

Positive volume development and continued focus on growth

Regulatory

Second Quarter (April-June 2015) During the second quarter, a total of approx. 58,000 (44,000) BIP products were delivered. Revenues amounted to SEK 27.7 (31.2) million. EBITDA amounted to SEK -10.0 (2.2) million. Provisions for severance pay to the former CEO as well as for doubtful accounts receivable have negatively affected EBITDA during the...

Additional order from Bard

Regulatory

Bactiguard has received a major, one off order from C.R. Bard (Bard) intended to increase their safety stock of Bactiguard-coated Foleys for infection control. The order will generate additional sales for Bactiguard of approximately 28 MSEK in the third quarter and make a positive contribution to cash flow. The additional order will lead to...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on August 13

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the interim report for the second quarter on Thursday 13 August at 8:00 CET In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on August 13. CEO Christian Kinch and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Delivery to Saudi Arabia

Regulatory

Bactiguard delivers an order of more than 20 000 Foley catheters for infection control to Saudi Arabia. At the end of June, Bactiguard delivered an order of more than 20 000 Foley catheters to Gulf Medical in Saudi Arabia. Gulf Medical distributes Bactiguard’s portfolio of products for infection control to the healthcare system in both Saudia...

CEO Niels Christiansen leaves Bactiguard

Regulatory

Niels Christiansen leaves his position as CEO of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) with immediate effect. The Board has appointed Christian Kinch, currently Chairman of the Board, as new CEO. Stanley Brodén has been appointed Chairman of the Board until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2016. “The recruitment of Niels Christiansen as CEO was...

Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting

Regulatory

At Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting on May 21, the following resolutions were made: The Annual General Meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for 2014. It was decided that no dividend for the financial year 2014 will be paid and that the company's loss (for the year) will be carried forward. The Board of...

Focus on fewer markets, sales and improved cost efficiency

Regulatory

First quarter (January-March 2015) Revenues amounted to SEK 28.8 (34.5) million EBITDA amounted to SEK -26.8 (9.8) million. A changed market strategy for Russia and India has led to provisions for doubtful receivables. These provisions, together with non-recurring costs attributable to a strategic marketing project, have negatively affected EBITDA...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on May 12

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the interim report for the first quarter on Tuesday 12 May at 8:00 CET In connection with this, a conference call for investors, analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CET on May 12. CEO Niels Christiansen and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report and a...

Bactiguard enters distribution agreement for Israel

Regulatory

Bactiguard has entered an exclusive distribution agreement for Israel with Dover Medical & Scientific Equipment Ltd. The agreement covers sales of all products in the Bactiguard Infection Protection portfolio.  “Changing our market strategy for Israel from direct sales to sales via a distributor is a more cost efficient way of expanding...

Delivery to Southern Africa

Regulatory

Bactiguard delivers an order of some 20 000 products for infection control to Southern Africa, comprising both Foley and central venous catheters for the healthcare system in Angola. In July 2014, Bactiguard expanded its market presence to seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and made an initial delivery of Foley catheters to Zambia. The...

Welcome to Bactiguard’s Annual General Meeting

Regulatory

The annual general meeting of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ), (“Bactiguard”), will be held on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at 2:00 pm at Vasagatan 7 in Stockholm, in the Vasa Hall. Registration commences at 1:00pm and coffee will be served before the meeting.  Shareholders right to participate and notification Shareholders wishing to participate at...

Bactiguard’s Annual Report 2014

Regulatory

The annual report for Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) 2014 is now available at www.bactiguard.com The annual report is available in both a Swedish and English online version and as a downloadable PDF document. A printed version of the report will be available from  6 May and can be ordered at info@bactiguard.se. This is information that Bactiguard...

Bactiguard changes strategy for Russia and India

Regulatory

Bactiguard has terminated the distribution agreement for Russia and evaluates an alternative sales strategy for India. In connection with the above, the company has decided to make reservations in the interim results for the first quarter of 2015 for doubtful receivables, with a negative effect on results of approximately MSEK 24.  During the...

Bactiguard expands in Europe – new distribution agreement for Switzerland

Regulatory

Bactiguard expands in Europe by entering an exclusive distribution agreement for Switzerland, covering all products in the Bactiguard Infection Protection portfolio. “We are delighted about our expansion in Switzerland, a market recognized for its high quality healthcare. We have managed to break into one of Europe's toughest markets, which...

An eventful year, focused on building a platform for future growth

Regulatory

Fourth quarter (October-December 2014) Revenues amounted to SEK 25.1 (47.9) million EBITDA amounted to SEK -3.9 (25.2) million Reported net profit for the quarter amounted to SEK -15.7 (18.9) million, corresponding to SEK -0.47 (0.95) per share. Net profit for the quarter has been negatively affected by market valuation of the bond with SEK -1.1...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s year end report for 2014 on February 19

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the year end report for 2014 on Thursday 19 November at 08:00 CET In connection with this, a conference call for analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CEO on February 19. CEO Johan Rugfelt and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the report and answer questions. The year end report will be available at...

Niels Christiansen appointed new CEO of Bactiguard

Regulatory

The Board of Directors has appointed Niels Christiansen as the new CEO of Bactiguard. Niels Christiansen has extensive management experience from various positions in the medical device, life science and energy sectors, most recently as the CEO of HemoCue AB. He will assume his new position in Bactiguard on March 16. At that time, Johan Rugfelt...

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2015

Regulatory

The Annual General Meeting in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) will be held on Thursday 21 May, 2015 in Stockholm. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2014, it was resolved that the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) shall be formed in a process where the Chairman of the Board contacts the three largest shareholders, based on...

Bactiguard strengthens the organization for the next development phase

Regulatory

Third quarter (July-September 2014) Revenues amounted to SEK 28.1 (32.5) million, a decrease of 14 % over the corresponding quarter last year EBITDA amounted to SEK 2.2 (4.7) million, a decrease of 53 % over the corresponding quarter last year Reported net profit for the quarter amounted to SEK -15.7 (-5.1) million, corresponding to SEK   -0.47...

Invitation to presentation of Bactiguard’s interim report on November 14

Regulatory

Bactiguard Holding AB publishes the interim report for the third quarter on Friday 14 November at 08:00 CET In connection with this, a conference call for analysts and media will be held at 10:00 CEO on November 14. CEO Johan Rugfelt and CFO Fredrik Järrsten will present the interim report and answer questions. The report will be available at...

Bactiguard recruits new Head of Marketing

Regulatory

Bactiguard strengthens its sales and marketing organization by recruiting Nina Nilsson as Head of Marketing. In addition to marketing, she will also focus on developing the Swedish market. Bactiguard is in a rapid expansion phase. Building strong marketing and sales capabilities to support our distributors across the world and develop direct...

Bactiguard expands its market presence in Europe

Regulatory

Bactiguard establishes market presence in Portugal by entering an exclusive distribution agreement with Socime Medical Ltd, covering all products in the Bactiguard infection protection portfolio. Expanding our geographical footprint in Europe is an important part of Bactiguard’s strategy. By entering the Portuguese market we take an important...

Bactiguard reports increased revenues and improved EBITDA for the second quarter 2014

Regulatory

Second quarter (April-June 2014) Revenues amounted to SEK 31.2 (22.1) million, an increase of 41% over the corresponding period last year EBITDA, excluding costs related to the IPO, amounted to SEK 5.2 (3.8) million, an increase of 36% Net profit for the quarter amounted to SEK -44.1 (-13.8) million, corresponding to SEK -2.04 (-0.69) per share,...

Notice of price stabilization in Bactiguard Holding

Regulatory

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECLTY, IN USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG OR JAPAN. Swedbank AB (publ) (”Swedbank”) has exercised the possibility to, in connection with the initial public offering (“IPO”) of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard” or the”Company”), exercise price stabilization...

Bactiguard expands market presence in Southern Africa

Regulatory

Bactiguard establishes market presence in Southern Africa and has entered into exclusive distribution agreements, covering seven sub-Saharan countries and Bactiguard’s complete portfolio of solutions for infection control. An initial order for Foley catheters has already been shipped to Zambia. The order is for Foley catheters, primarily...

Facts about the Bactiguard technology

Bactiguard's proven and patented technology is the company's most important asset. Following articles in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Bactiguard wishes to clarify some important facts. An article was today published in Svenska Dagbladet newspaper featuring Bactiguard's technology. Since the article does not give a fair picture, the...

Increased number of shares and votes in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ)

Regulatory

In June 2014 the number of shares and votes in Bactiguard has increased by 12,786,373 Class B shares and the same number of votes. As earlier announced, the change in the number of shares and votes is a result of the new issues made in relation to the offer to acquire Class B shares in Bactiguard in connection with the listing of the company's...

Bactiguard’s technology receives regulatory clearance in China

At an expert panel session on 4 June 2014, the Chinese Center for Medical Device Evaluation (CMDE) informed that it will approve Bactiguard’s BIP Foley catheters. This is a major step en route towards final regulatory approval and commencement of sales in mainland China.The most important step in achieving regulatory approval for...

Updated information concerning set-off issue for Bactiguard’s bond loan

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECLTY, IN USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG OR JAPAN. The information regarding the total nominal amount of bonds set-off for shares, which was communicated by Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard” or ”the Company”) through press release titled “Set-off issue for...

Professor Kenneth Chien Scientific Advisor to Bactiguard

Professor Kenneth Chien becomes Scientific Advisor to Bactiguard and will also lead the company’s Scientific Board. Professor Chien is an internationally recognized leader and pioneer in cardiovascular science. In 2013, he was recruited to Karolinska Institutet from Harvard University, USA.   "Hospital Acquired infections are an increasing...

Set-off issue for Bactiguard’s bond loan

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECLTY, IN USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG OR JAPAN. On 23 May, 2014 Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard” or ”the Company”) announced that holders of the Company’s bonds would be offered* the option to offset their bonds against Bactiguard shares....

Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters approved for new patient groups

Bactiguard’s BIP Foley Catheters in latex and silicone have been approved for new patient groups. The approval* includes patients who need suprapubic catheterization and long term usage. “Bactiguard’s growth strategy includes adding new devices and new applications to our product portfolio. The approval of our BIP Foley Catheters...

Bactiguard enters collaboration with MAQUET in intensive care

Bactiguard and MAQUET Critical Care AB (MAQUET), a division of the Getinge Group, enter a collaboration to develop Bactiguard®-coated catheters for patients in intensive care.Bactiguard’s strategy includes expanding its licensing business. MAQUET’s intention is to expand its portfolio of advanced monitoring solutions. Therefore,...

Information concerning Bactiguard’s corporate bonds

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECLTY, IN USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG OR JAPAN. In a press release issued today, the Board of Directors of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard” or “the Company”) confirmed its intention to proceed with an IPO of Bactiguard on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm....

Bactiguard plans initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE USA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG OR JAPAN. The Board of Directors of Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) (“Bactiguard”) confirms its intention to proceed with an IPO of Bactiguard on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Subject to necessary decisions being taken, receipt of NASDAQ OMX...

Bactiguard expands market presence to four countries in Latin America

Bactiguard has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Promedon, which allows the company to sell Bactiguard’s complete portfolio of medical devices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Through this partnership, Bactiguard expands its market presence to 41 countries worldwide. Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has entered into an...

Bactiguard’s infection control portfolio to Ukraine

Swedish medical device company Bactiguard has signed Azaris Medical Equipment LLC in Ukraine to represent the company. Azaris Medical Equipment will be introducing Bactiguard’s complete portfolio for infection control, including urinary, intravenous and respiratory catheters. Bactiguard is present in over 35 countries worldwide and recently...

Bactiguard to Arab Health in Dubai for the 7th time

Swedish medical device company Bactiguard has been exhibiting at the health care exhibition Arab Health in Dubai since 2008. This year will be the 7th time the company is present at the exhibition. Arab Health plays a crucial role for not just health care in the Middle East-region, but also in a global perspective and makes an excellent arena for...

Bactiguard’s infection control portfolio to Malaysia

Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has signed Acucare Systems in Malaysia to represent the company in the Malaysian market. Acucare Systems will now be introducing Bactiguard’s complete portfolio for infection control, including urinary, intravenous and respiratory catheters. A few months ago Bactiguard proudly announced that they signed...

Poland last week and now Romania – Bactiguard signs new contracts in Europe

Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has signed SC. Alpha Medical SRL. for the Romanian market. Alpha Medical will now be introducing Bactiguard’s complete portfolio for infection control, including urinary, intravenous and respiratory catheters. Last week Bactiguard proudly announced that they signed distributors in Poland, Azerbaijan,...

Bactiguard Infection Protection Program to Poland and Slovenia

Bactiguard is now entering the Polish and Slovenian markets after signing two new distributor agreements in Poland with Atmed, and in Slovenia with Farcom IZOLA. Earlier this week, Bactiguard announced that Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are three new countries that now have access to Bactiguard’s unique technology. Christian Kinch, CEO...

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan – three new countries for Bactiguard

The Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has signed distributor agreements for three new countries Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In May 2013 the Company Allmed Group became Bactiguard’s representative in Pakistan and that successful cooperation has now led to that Allmed Group will be introducing the Bactiguard Infection Protection...

Approval in India for Bactiguard

The most important step in achieving regulatory approval for Bactiguard’s BIP Foley catheters on the Indian market has been accomplished. The Medical Device Advisory Committee has reviewed the Bactiguard file and recommended approval of BIP Foley catheters in India. CEO of Bactiguard, Christian Kinch: ” This approval is a milestone for...

Bactiguard to Zambia

Bactiguard has signed a Letter of Intent, LoI, with University Teaching Hospital, UTH, in Lusaka. UTH is the largest hospital in Zambia with 1600 hospital beds. Last week the LoI was signed in Lusaka and UTH plan to implement a Bactiguard Infection Protection Program during the fall of 2013. Zambia like most countries in Africa, face major...

Oman and Pakistan – two new countries for Bactiguard’s infection protection control

During the past weeks the medtech company Bactiguard has signed distributor agreements for Ecuador, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt and Libya. Last week two more countries could be added to that list, Oman and Pakistan. The company Allmed Group will represent Bactiguard in these countries. CEO of Bactiguard, Christian Kinch, is very happy...

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

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...

Bactiguard’s Infection Protection portfolio is entering the Turkish market

Bactiguard has signed an exclusivity agreement with Capa Medikal, one of the strongest established medical suppliers in Turkey. Capa Medikal will sell Bactiguard´s complete infection protection portfolio, including urinary, intravenous and respiratory catheters. Mr. Zeki Avsar, General Manager, Capa Medikal: “Partnering with Bactiguard AB will...

Children’s Rights is every company’s responsibility

That quote comes from the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who is the keynote speaker at the 3rd World Youth and Child Forum, WYCF at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. An event hosted by the King and Queen of Sweden, today the 22 of March 2013. Bactiguard CEO, Christian Kinch and Vice President Linda Nyberg is attending the WYCF. A forum...

Swedish medtech company Bactiguard receives market authorization in Mexico

Today Bactiguard proudly announce that they have received the market authorisation by the Mexican health authority COFEPRIS. This means that Bactiguard now can enter and commercialize the BIP Foley Catheter product in Mexico. The distribution partner in Mexico; Grupo Comercial y de Servicios Del Valle (Cervantes group) will now work together with...

Bactiguard attends Arab Health for the 6th time

Bactiguard® is attending Arab Health the 28th to the 31st of January in order to present our unique solution to infection control and to introduce two new solutions within the Bactiguard Infection Protection (BIP) portfolio, the BIP Central Venous Catheter and BIP Endotracheal Tube. Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition and congress in...

Bactiguard® is entering the Russian Market together with its new partner Intermedservice

Stockholm, Moscow January 2013. The Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has signed an exclusive co-operation with Intermedservice, IMS, one of the largest healthcare distributors in Russia with a turnover of more than €300 million. Intermedservice is present in Russia and the whole CIS region. IMS has now the exclusivity to sell the entire line...

Increased patient safety with unique technology

The Swedish MedTech company Bactiguard is launching two new products for infection control at the Abu Dhabi Medical Congress The Abu Dhabi Medical Congress is the region’s fastest-growing healthcare event. Patient Safety is one of the key focus areas during this congress and Bactiguard is very proud to be a Platinum Sponsor to this event....

Bactiguard donates 50,000 catheters to Libya

The Swedish medtech company, Bactiguard has donated 50,000 catheters, valued at 1,000,000 U.S. dollars, and delivered them directly to the Libyan minister of health during a Swedish delegation held in Tripoli last week. Christian Kinch, the CEO and owner of Bactiguard, was personally present in Benghazi and Tripoli, to visit the hospitals which...

Bactiguard expands globally with oversubscribed bond

The Swedish medical technology company, Bactiguard has increased its market this past fall with China and South Korea and the expansion continues. The corporate bond that was issued to the public is now oversubscribed, as their ambition to raise between SEK 400 million and SEK 450 million was met. The reason for this is, according to Christian...

Bactiguard ventures into the South Korean market

The Swedish medtech company Bactiguard has now entered into the market of yet another country, South Korea. On December 8th, one of the company´s most important and successful products, the BIP Foley Catheter, was approved in Korea. The BIP Foley Catheter has already been used by more than 110 million patients worldwide. The potential market in...

Cobblestones fool the innate immunity

Coating the surface of an implant or a medical device with noble metals designed to have a surface-nanostructure may reduce the risk of rejection. The researchers can now explain why: the nanostructure fools the innate immune system. The results are presented in the International Journal of Nanomedicine and the project is a collaboration between...

Bactiguard at Sweden-China Infection Control Seminar

On November 22, Bactiguard participated as co-organizer in the “Sweden-China Infection Control Seminar” hosted by the Swedish Embassy and the Swedish Trade Council in Beijing. The seminar was opened by Sweden’s Ambassador to China, Mr. Lars Fredén followed by four key note speakers talking about the threat of antibiotic resistance and the...

Bactiguard in business venture with 5 000 Chinese hospitals

Bactiguard has signed an exclusive agreement with the Chinese Pharmaceutical distributor, Jian An. The amount of 40 million Swedish kronor has been paid for the exclusive rights to sell the entire line of Bactiguard´s products throughout China. At the signing of the agreement, The Jian An company placed its first order of 70 000 Bactiguard...

Ewa Ställdal appointed Senior Advisor at Bactiguard

Bactiguard has appointed Ewa Ställdal as Senior Advisor with start in April 2009. Ewa Ställdal, 59, is the Executive Director of the Swedish Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research (the Vårdal Foundation), founded by the Swedish Parliament 1994. Ewa Ställdal worked as senior advisor in matters regarding medical education and...

Swecare & Bactiguard Winner of the Swecare Export Award 2008

Yesterday, Bactiguard was presented with the Swecare Export Award by the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Göran Hägglund. The decisive factor for the jury was Bactiguard’s creative development of export opportunities. - Fantastic! Things are going extraordinarily well for Bactiguard just now and, with Swecare’s assistance, we have...