Bactiguard strengthens its sales organization by appointing Erik Düring head of European sales

Bactiguard is expanding its business, with focus on Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Southern Africa. The recruitment of Erik Düring as Regional Sales Director Europe is an important step in strengthening the sales and marketing organization, which supports the company’s distributors and develops the markets where Bactiguard has direct sales.

“Bactiguard is in a rapid expansion phase. We have developed our own product portfolio, which prevents hospital acquired infections, and successfully established distributors in Asia, the Middle East, South America and Southern Africa. We will now shift focus to strengthening our sales and marketing function to expand sales.

Erik Düring has solid international experience from the medtech industry. With Erik as the regional sales director for Europe, we strengthen our competence and can really start focusing on developing the Swedish and other European markets,” says Johan Rugfelt CEO.

Erik Düring has a broad background in the medtech industry, including both product development and sales. He has been employed by Radi Medical Systems and St Jude Medical and, most recently, was the CEO of CMA Microdialysis AB.

Erik Düring has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and will take up his new position on August 1.

For further information, please contact:

Johan Rugfelt, CEO

johan.rugfelt@bactiguard.se

Switchboard: +46 8 440 58 80

Cecilia Edström, Director of Communications

cecilia.edstrom@bactiguard.se

Mobile: +46 722 262 328

Bactiguard
Bactiguard is a Swedish medtech company with a mission of preventing healthcare associated infections, reducing the use of antibiotics and saving lives by developing and supplying infection prevention solutions to the healthcare industry. The company’s patented coating prevents healthcare associated infections by reducing bacterial adhesion and growth on medical devices. Bactiguard®-coated urinary catheters are market leading in the US and Japan, and in recent years the company has developed its own product portfolio of coated catheters for the urinary and respiratory tract and the blood stream. Bactiguard is currently in a strong expansion phase, focused on new markets in the EU, Middle East, Asia and South America. The company reported  sales of approximately SEK 130 million in 2013, has 60 employees, headquarters in Stockholm and production facilities in Markaryd and Malaysia.  More information is available at www.bactiguard.se

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Bactiguard is a Swedish medtech company with a global presence, offering a solution that prevents healthcare associated infections caused by medical devices. By preventing infections, we contribute to a reduced use of antibiotics and the spread of multi-resistant bacteria, which is a growing problem worldwide. We save lives, increase patient safety and significantly reduce the cost for the healthcare and society. Our technology is well-proven, safe and tissue friendly and consist of a thin layer of noble metals that prevents bacterial growth. The coating can be applied on almost all medical devices. Bactiguard-coated urinary catheters are market leading in the US and Japan and the company has also its own product portfolio consisting of foley catheters, central venous catheters and endotrachealtubes. Bactiguard is a growth company, focused on markets in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The company has about 70 employees worldwide, mainly at the headquarters in Stockholm and the production facility in Malaysia and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Read more about Bactiguard at www.bactiguard.com

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“Bactiguard is in a rapid expansion phase. We have developed our own product portfolio, which prevents hospital acquired infections, and successfully established distributors in Asia, the Middle East, South America and Southern Africa. We will now shift focus to strengthening our sales and marketing function to expand sales.”
Joahn Rugfelt CEO Bactiguard
“Erik Düring has solid international experience from the medtech industry. With Erik as the regional sales director for Europe, we strengthen our competence and can really start focusing on developing the Swedish and other European markets.”
Johan Rugfelt CEO Bactiguard