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November 18, 2019

The future of antibiotics depends on all of us

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) is WHO initiative which takes place each November and aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR). It also encourages best practices to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR. This year’s public messaging focuses on prevention of infections with basic interventions that are applicable in all settings.

September 13, 2019

Bactiguard supports the World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is a global health crisis and every 3-4 seconds someone dies of sepsis. The World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people across the world to raise awareness and unite in the fight against sepsis. In our mission to prevent hospital acquired infections and save lives, Bactiguards is one of the main sponsors of the event.

August 15, 2019

What gets Bactiguard's CEO Christian Kinch and his "Bactiguardians" out of bed every morning?

Bactiguard is a Swedish medtech company with a global presence, offering prevention solutions for nosocomial infections, reducing the use of antibiotics and the spread of multi-resistant bacteria. In this article, its CEO Christian Kinch, explains how Bactiguard’s solution works to save lives and reduce healthcare costs. He also shares the company’s international journey in the strategic Indian and Chinese markets, and his plans to grow it into the next Swedish unicorn.

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February 05, 2020

Year-end report 2019 Bactiguard Holding AB

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.

February 04, 2020

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

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 as acting CFO.

Prior to the Board's decision, the Nomination Committee held an extraordinary meeting and decided to propose that Christian Kinch is elected new Chairman of the Board at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2020. The current Chairman of the Board Jan Ståhlberg has announced that he will be available for re-election as a Board member. The Nomination Committee proposes Jan Ståhlberg as Deputy Chairman of the Board.

February 04, 2020

Bactiguard makes its first acquisition by acquiring Vigilenz

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 consideration consists of a cash payment of USD 4.5 million payable at closing and, subject to approval by the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM), 241 512 new class B-shares in Bactiguard, equivalent to a value of USD 2 million.