The European Commission (EC) granted Fresenius Kabi the marketing authorization for IDACIO®, an adalimumab biosimilar, for all indications of the reference medicine. With this EC approval, IDACIO® is the first approved molecule of the Fresenius Kabi biosimilars portfolio.
Helios Germany and the doctors' union Marburger Bund have agreed on a collective labor agreement for about 5,400 physicians in 34 Helios hospitals. It applies to the hospitals included in the Helios Group collective labor agreement. With effect from 1 January 2019, the base salary will increase by 2.5 percent. A further increase of 2.5 percent will follow on January 1, 2020. Salaries will thus increase by a total of 5 percent. This is in line with Fresenius Group's expectations.
Fresenius Helios held the topping-out ceremony today for the new main building at Helios HSK hospital in the German city of Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. The seven-story structure, with almost 100,000 square meters (about 1 million square feet) of floor space, is being erected beside the existing clinic. It will have 22 operating rooms, about 1,000 beds, and a design that significantly reduces distances and waiting times for patients. Helios is investing about €200 million in the new building, while the state of Hesse is contributing €68 million. Completion is scheduled for 2021.
Fresenius Kabi announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion, recommending marketing authorization for MSB11022 a biosimilar candidate of Humira® (adalimumab)*. The European Commission (EC) will now decide on the approval of MSB11022 which is expected in Q2/ 2019.
*Humira® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
VAMED Vitality World has taken over operation of a health resort in Austria’s Styria state. Operating under the new name of Spa Resort Styria in the town of Bad Waltersdorf, near Graz, the resort will offer health tourism for adults. Fresenius Vamed is the market leader in Austria, with about 3.2 million annual visitors to the company’s eight thermal spas and health resorts.
Der Gesundheitskonzern Fresenius ist für seinen Langzeitkonto-Rechner mit dem „HR Excellence Award 2018“ in der Kategorie „Compensation & Benefits“ ausgezeichnet worden. Der Langzeitkonto-Rechner bietet den Mitarbeitern schnell und transparent Informationen über eingebrachte Beiträge, Auszeiten für die persönliche Weiterbildung oder die Pflege von Angehörigen sowie einen möglichen Vorruhestand. Mit den „HR Excellence Awards“ prämiert das Magazin „Human Resources Manager“ seit 2012 herausragende Projekte im Personalmanagement.
The Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA has decided to propose PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft as the auditor for the financial year 2020. The shareholders will decide on the appointment at the Annual General Meeting in 2020. New regulations provide for a regular rotation of the auditor, so Fresenius was not able to extend the existing mandate of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.
Fresenius Kabi has received a Drug Shortage Assistance Award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recognized the role Fresenius Kabi played in helping mitigate a shortage of IV saline, specifically Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% in bags. The shortage was caused last year by supply disruptions at manufacturers affected by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane devastated Puerto Rico, where many companies produce medicines for U.S. hospitals.
VAMED Vitality World has been named the “World’s Best Thermal Spa & Medical Wellness Operator 2018” at the World Spa Awards. Four VAMED Vitality World facilities – Geinberg5 Private Villas, Aqua Dome Therme Längenfeld, Therme Laa Hotel & Spa, all in Austria, and Aquaworld Resort Budapest in the Hungarian capital – also won in their individual categories. VAMED Vitality World, part of Fresenius Vamed, operates a total of nine spa and health resorts in Austria and Hungary.
A recent study places Fresenius among the top 500 companies in terms of career training programs in Germany. Criteria used for judgement were the quality of supervision, in-house training, company engagement, success rate and innovative teaching methods. The companies were rated by the business magazine Capital and the internet portal, ausbildung.de. Fresenius received a best possible five-star rating for its on-the-job training and dual-studies, a combination of theory and on-the-job training, programs. The company trains more than 4,000 apprentices and dual-studies interns.
Quirónsalud, the Spanish hospital group that is part of Fresenius Helios, has acquired Clínica Medellín and entered the attractive private hospital market in Colombia. Clínica Medellín operates two centrally located hospitals in Medellín, a major city of 2.5 million people. The two facilities have a total of about 185 beds. The total investment for Clínica Medellín is more than €50 million. Following Quirónsalud's entry into Peru last year, this is another step in strengthening the company’s presence in Latin America’s growing and consolidating hospital markets. Fresenius Helios expects the transaction to close in Q1 2019, pending anti-trust and regulatory clearance.
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