TIKZN & local pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers heal wounds at Africa Health 2018
2018-05-31 00:00:0029 May 2018
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is hosting four Durban-based pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers at the Africa Health trade exhibition from 29-31May 2018, Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand Gauteng.
The pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing sectors are priority sectors for South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. For its part TIKZN plays an important role in retaining and expanding business capacity in the province across a range of sectors including the pharmaceutical sector, said Neville Matjie Acting Chief Executive Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal.
âNational government is focusing on localization and import substitution in a bid to expand businesses, create jobs, alleviate poverty and grow the economy. To this end we work with local companies to assist them to flourish so they not only supply the local market but can export into Africa and beyond,â said Matjie.
This is the second year that TIKZN has participated in the event. The objective is to create a platform to show case top tier local companies in the healthcare sector and their products to a wide market.
âAfrica Health 2018 is an ideal platform as it attracts a wide variety of delegates from Africa, Europe, Turkey, Pakistan, India and China among others,â he said.
In addition to providing a showcase for these companies TIKZN has helped arrange one-on-one meetings with various companies to facilitate business linkages. It is also an opportunity to obtain knowledge to advance their businesses and improve competitiveness.
Local manufacturers attending under the wing of TIKZN are 3G Medical, Cerdak, Beier Drawtex Health and Medworx.
3G Medical is a manufacturer of a disposable hospital privacy (cubical) curtain made from a 100% recyclable non-woven polypropylene textile. The curtain fabric is treated with a flame retardant and a biocidal polymer blend which kills 99.99% of all bacteria, mould, fungus and viruses on the curtain.
Durban-based Beier Drawtex Healthcare is a wound care company that combines over 80 years of manufacturing intelligence with an ethos to change the face of advanced wound care through unique technologies and clinical excellence.
Cerdak brings a new dimension in wound healing by using ceramic granules for treating a wide variety of acute and chronic wounds.
The intricate design of the micro-porous ceramic sets the healing process in motion and maintains a continuous action ensuring a steady, natural and high quality wound healing.
Medworx clinical scientists have been creating world-class, sustainable healthcare products for the past 20 years. Their management methodology is based on a robust platform that combines insurance and occupational healthcare models. These include a range of health-related benefits, absenteeism, presenteeism and disease-risk profiling.
About Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a provincial trade and investment promotion agency, developed to promote the province as an investment destination and promote trade by assisting KZN based companies to identify markets and export their products. At the helm of the institution is the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Neville Matjie supported by the board of directors from the key industries in KZN. The institution also boasts highly skilled staff members mostly from the marketing, investment promotion, strategy and research as well as project management background.
Services that TIKZN offers investors:
- The facilitation of joint ventures and business linkages between small and big business.
- The provision of relevant, reliable information to investors and traders.
- Assistance with applications for investment incentives and export marketing incentives.
- Assistance to foreign investors with applications for business permits.
- Negotiation of local government incentives on behalf of investors.
Lesley van Duffelen, Meropa Communications
(031) 201 0550 / 083 787 4533
On behalf of:
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal