BBraun made in Sheffield

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B.BRAUN Medical is celebrating 10 years in Sheffield as one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the country. The UK arm of the global health care giant saw sales leap by 35 per cent to £83.1 million during 2007, and despite continued pressure on costs, is confident of continued expansion. B.Braun Medical is still on course for consolidated sales in excess of £100m during the current financial year and also expects its workforce to reach 1,000.

Hans Hux, Group Chief Executive, said: “World class and made in Sheffield it’s no coincidence that B.Braun Medical’s headquarters are in Sheffield, a city long associated with excellence in business.

Looking ahead, work has started on a new, £2m state-of-the-art medical facility at its Thorncliffe Park site. The revolutionary Aseptic Unit will feature one of the most advanced drug preparation robots in Europe which can manipulate highly toxic and time sensitive drugs for people undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

The unit will be able to prepare drugs with a very limited shelf life and distribute them to any destination in a two-hour radius of the facility, including 180 hospitals in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Click here for the news item in the Sheffield Telegraph.

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