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 additional costs.
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring led to a large number of countries closing their borders and the regular transport capacity disappeared when the airlines cancelled routes and departures. This caused major consequences for the healthcare sector and the need for medical equipment became urgent. For this reason, Bactiguard, together with Svenskt Industriflyg, quickly established an air bridge that ensured continued transports of protective equipment and disinfectants.
The cost of the private air bridge has been high and Bactiguard therefore applied for EU funding under the program established for transport of medical devices to alleviate the COVID-19 crisis.
The application was approved just before the end of last year and has now been paid out. The grant covers far from the entire additional cost for the air bridge and according to the agreement reached when it was established, the whole grant has been transferred to Svenskt Industriflyg.
For further information, please contact:
Gabriella Caracciolo, CFO and deputy CEO, mobile +46 72 141 62 49