Getinge Scores $172 Million to Develop New Devices
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Source: Device Space
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a EUR 160 million loan to Getinge AB, a global medical technology company, for its research and development in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care. Getinge’s research addresses unmet medical needs and targets the development of new devices with higher efficiency and safety for increased positive outcomes for both caregivers and patients.
In particular, the company aims at advancing its technology in the fields of cardiac surgery, cardiology, intensive care and emergency medicine. Further development will concern the area of critical care and surgical workplaces, including anaesthesia machines, continuous glucose monitoring and operating tables.
Jonathan Taylor, EIB Vice-President with responsibility for lending in Sweden, stated: “We are pleased to be partnering with Getinge in this breakthrough operation as it enables the EU bank to support future technologies whose concrete applications will improve the health of European citizens. Projects such as this strengthen the competitiveness and boost the innovative capacity of European health-related industries and businesses, so enhancing Europe’s position as a major technology supplier and supporting skilled employment opportunities.”