iSOFT expands in Russian lab systems market
15 February 2008
iSOFT Deutschland has strengthened its position in
Russia with a partnership agreement with Moscow-based company ML Park to
distribute and support iSOFT's laboratory information system (LIS)
iSOFT has already installed LabCentre at KDL Test, a private laboratory
chain with laboratories in Moscow, Omsk, Perm, and Krasnodar. ML Park and
KDL Test are sister companies and both are subsidiaries of ML Group.
iSOFT considers the market in Russia to offer huge potential and
unprecedented growth rates. The Russian market for medical technology is
worth US$2 billion a year and is growing by about 15% per annum. The
'National Health Programme', which was initiated by president Putin (until
2010) provides US$1.7 billion to build 15 specialised health centres.
iSOFT Deutschland, an IBA Health Group company, the world's 4th largest
healthcare IT provider, will focus on providing modern laboratory
software solutions in Russia.
Peter Herrmann, Managing Director, iSOFT Deutschland, said: "Through our
partnership with ML Park we can support our Russian laboratory customers
locally and develop systems to meet local needs. An early presence in this
booming healthcare market is absolutely necessary. For us this will be the
basis for more efficient market cultivation and a fast and wide market
penetration with our solutions. ML Park's knowledge of laboratory systems
and the private LIS market in Russia will be invaluable in establishing a
support organisation in Russia."
iSOFT has more than 270 laboratory information system installations in
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia and Malaysia.