Did you know that October is Infection Control Month?
As part of the awareness campaign, B. Braun, one of the world’s leading suppliers to hospitals and healthcare providers, invited the press on how to control and manage the spread of dangerous infections.We visited their corporate office at Sun Life Building in Bonifacio Global City to attend this seminar. They have introduced the company on what they do and how they setup in the Philippines.
The B. BRAUN name is synonymous with expertise in healthcare. The company develops, manufactures, and markets product and services for the medical field, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers to hospitals and healthcare providers. Led from its headquarters in Melsungen, Germany the B. BRAUN Group generated sales of approximately €5.05 billion 2012.
B. BRAUN Medical Supplies, Inc. is one of the country’s top healthcare companies. Although established in the Philippines only in 1985, B. Braun’s experience in the healthcare industry is backed by 175 years of continuous pioneering and innovative breakthrough developed and implement by its mother company B. Braun Melsugen AG, along with subsidiaries in over 60 countries.
B. BRAUN started in the Philippines with just one operating division, retailing sutures and disposables. Now with 28 years of presence in the country, with 146-strong sales force and service team, it is almost a one stop healthcare company offering quality and cutting-edge healthcare products such as infusion solutions and devices, IV cannula, sutures, surgical instruments, value added drugs regional anesthesia and clinical nutrition.
B. BRAUN draws it innovative strength from the guiding principle “Sharing Expertise” which cultivates the exchange of information and experience both within the company and more importantly, with practitioners in the hospitals. “Sharing Expertise” is the promise that holds true from B. BRAUN employees and their customers.
B. Braun in the Philippines
B. Braun started in the Philippines in 1985 with one operating division offering sutures and disposables. In the following year, it added IV fluids and successfully challenged a competitor’s virtual monopoly of the market. Thereafter, more divisions like Biotech, Aesculap and Dialysis were added to expand the range of its product offerings. In 2002, B. Braun established Philippine Renal Care, Inc., now known as B. Braun Avitum Philippines—a fully owned subsidiary with a mission of providing affordable and accessible renal care services to patients. A range of enteral nutrition products was added to the portfolio of the company.
Today, B. Braun is almost a one-stop company that offers the following health-care products: sutures; infusion solutions and devices; disposable syringes; IV cannula; surgical instruments; dialysis machines; hemo and peritoneal dialysis disposables; clinical nutrition; wound, stoma and diabetic care.
In its almost twenty five years of existence in the Philippines, B. Braun Medical Supplies, Inc. has successfully established itself as a reliable partner and provider of health care products and services. It gives equal priority to customer relationships, sales service as well as excellence in distribution; main ingredients of successful business in this field. In 2007, it has proven its corporate maturity with the achievement of one billion peso sales; thus propelling itself to the second top spot in the local medical supplies industry.
As a multinational company, B. Braun has benefited from the international exposure and worldwide competitiveness of B. Braun Melsungen AG, which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of healthcare products.
Softa-Man Hand Rub
B. Braun introduced their product Soft-Man Hand Rub. It is a disinfecting solution better than alcohol and the normal hand sanitizers. It can easily prevent the spread / contamination of viruses, fungi, and bacteria. It is tough on the germs but soft on the hand. It is ideal for hospital use and healthcare facilities and also for home use.
For more info about B. Braun and their products, here are their contact details:
B. Braun Medical Supplies, Inc.
15/F Sun Life Centre, 5th Avenue corner Rizal Drive,
Bonifacio Global City 1634, Taguig City
Tel (+63 2) 588-5600
Fax (+63 2) 588-5600
Source/Credits: B.Braun “Sharing Expertise” Website + Press Kit