The fourth spot
features the private healthcare institution BelMedic, which continued investing in new equipment in 2016. In June, they acquired another modern diagnostic device – a Toshiba magnetic resonance imaging scanner of the latest generation, built in line with the highest radiology standards. In addition to equipment, BelMedic continues expanding in the Serbian market, having recently opened another medical center in Belgrade, at 7 Kneginje Zorke Street in Slavija.
The fifth spot
takes us to the world of pharmaceutical industry. Hemofarm continued expanding in Serbia by acquiring local companies, confirming at the same time that Serbia is looking at the period of intensive acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector, mirroring the current world trend. The company Ivancic i Sinovi has been operating within Hemofarm since mid-2016
. In line with the contract signed in August 2016, Hemofarm took over the products, the production facility in Stari Banovci, the employees and the intellectual property and announced that over thirty products of Ivancic i Sinovi will remain in the market under their old names. Several days ago, as eKapija reported exclusively, Hemofarm took over the Belgrade-based wholesale pharmaceutical company Velexfarm.
The first foreign investment in healthcare in Serbia earned the sixth spot
on our list. The biggest European chain in the field of radiology, Amsterdam's Affidea, which operates in 14 states of Europe, opened a diagnostics center in Belgrade in late 2016
. This is the first foreign diagnostics center in Serbia, in which EUR 4 million has been invested, and Affidea has confirmed that it plans to continue investing in healthcare in Serbia by opening diagnostics centers in Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac.
The seventh spot
brings us back to Kragujevac, where the construction of the In-virto Fertilization Center began in December 2016. At least 150 couples a year will be able to receive infertility treatment here with the use of modern procedures, and the center will be built on the 340 square meters of the third floor of the gynecological and obstetrics clinic.