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This activity forms part of the Swecare pilot project co-financed by Sida under their Business for Development (B4D) instrument.


It is a great pleasure to welcome this Health Delegation, representing both the Government of Sweden and industry, to India October 07-10, 2013. Sweden and India share a long and successful history of cooperation. We have exchanged ideas, knowledge and technology within many sectors and developed strong business relations. Technology development and innovation is the key in H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg| Ambassador Photo: Pawel Flato

the India-Swedish partnership. India is a vibrant democracy with a high potential of economic growth in the long run. It is an important country for Swedish business. Health is an area where Sweden and India have growing interest and intention to strengthen bilateral ties and form strategic alliances. The Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health care and public health, signed between the India and the Sweden in February 2009, will soon complete the first five years. Healthcare is one of India's largest service industries and the opportunities are equally compelling, from developing new infrastructure and providing medical devices and equipment to delivering telemedicine solutions and conducting cost-effective clinical trials. Despite a huge public health infrastructure, there is an enormous growth of the private health care market. India's private hospitals provide high-end specialized healthcare and have emerged as a destination for medical tourism. I hope you have fruitful interaction with the public and private sector representatives during your stay. On behalf of 'Team Sweden' in India, we are happy to extend all our support. Yours sincerely, Harald Sandberg Ambassador


I would like to welcome all the delegates of this health care delegation to Mumbai – the city that never sleeps. Maharashtra is one of the richest states in India, and it scores well above average in terms of health care services. The national government has committed itself to spend more resources on health care, but one shouldn’t forget that a large portion of the funding for Ms. Fredrika Ornbrant | Consul General Photo: Catarina Axelsson

public health care services stems from the states. It is actually the state government that has the primary responsibilities for administrating and funding health care services, and they pay for nearly two thirds of total public health care costs. Maharashtra has 130 government hospitals, and we will visit two of them, and 8 primary health centers. Sweden and India might differ when it comes to the structures of the health care sector, but we are struggling with the same problems regarding life-style related diseases, antibiotic resistance and infection control. I hope this visit will lead to a fruitful interaction between the delegation and our Indian partners, where our common problems can be discussed and where Sweden could contribute with our technical and medical solutions to some of our common problems. Enjoy the visit! Fredrika Ornbrant Consul General Mumbai


The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for areas that concern the welfare of the community: financial security in the event of illness, in old age and for families, social services, health and medical care, health promotion, children’s rights, individual support for people with disabilities, and coordination of the national disability policy. Lotta Liljelund| Head of Section International cooperation and trade promotion Division for EU and International Affairs

In addition, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for issues concerning housing and construction, county administrative boards, public administration, central government employer policy, public procurement, faith communities, and burial and cremation services.

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for 56 government agencies and authorities.

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Government Offices of Sweden Fredsgatan 8 SE-103 33 Stockholm T: +46 8 405 10 00 Sweden

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 ORGANIZATION SWECARE FOUNDATION Swecare is a semi-governmental nonprofit organization based on a triple helix platform where academia, public and private sector join forces toward enhanced export and internationalization of Swedish health care and Life Science. The members represent the entire healthcare spectrum – from the small startup company to universities, hospitals, county councils and global corporations. Maria Helling | CEO Swecare M: +46 70 279 64 20 Email:

Swecare acts as a door opener for companies and organizations who want to access ministerial speaking partners, business contact or collaborators in the health care sector. We assist Swedish ministries and official agencies in their international contact and receive foreign delegations visiting Sweden. On the national arena we assembly key professionals in networks and run projects with in identified focus areas. Through the Swecare platform, member organizations can access counterparts across the globe.

Patrik Barje |Project manager M: +46 70 810 95 09 Email:

India is one of Swecare´s focus countries. Swecare represents the private sector in the Indo-Swedish Joint Working Group that implements the Memorandum of Understanding on health between Sweden and India.

Anna Riby |Project manager M: +46 70 588 03 85 Email:

Visit: WTC, Klarabergsviadukten 70 Box 240, SE-101 24 Stockholm, Sweden T: +46 8 406 75 50 |Email:


We strengthen Sweden as an attractive business partner Business Sweden was founded on January 1, 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council and Invest Sweden. With offices in 57 countries and in every Swedish region, we facilitate for Swedish companies to grow internationally and for foreign actors to invest in Sweden.

Mr. Amrit Hinduja|Project manager M: +91 98 802 867 51 Email:

Business Sweden’s aim is to strengthen and promote Sweden as an attractive, innovative and competitive business partner. An important part is to support Swedish companies in reaching export markets with their products, services and ideas and to create business opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises to grow internationally. The support consists of advice on among all industry facts, business contacts, market analysis and international procurement, skills development for companies, events, and

Ms. Anjali Bhola |Consultant M: +91 98 991 443 37 Email:

targeted campaigns. Business Sweden’s aim is also to facilitate for foreign companies to invest in Sweden. We work with different scenarios and investment perspectives: from start-ups, mergers and acquisitions to partnerships and knowledge transfer. Sweden’s innovationfriendly climate offers excellent investment opportunities in

Mr. Björn Savlid |Project Manager M: +91 99 019 770 26 Email:

manufacturing, transport, science, technology, health care, music, design, tourism and other industries. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish government and the industry, represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Foreign Trade Association. The shared ownership provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

Ms. Anna Liberg |Office Manager Bangalore M: +91 7760 7455 66 Email:

Local Address: Business Sweden, c/o Embassy of Sweden Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110 021 India T: +91 11 46 06 71 00 | Fax: +91 11 46 06 71 10 E-mail: newdelhi@business-sweden-se |

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 BACTIGUARD Bactiguard provides world-leading solutions preventing hospital acquired infections – the 4th largest cause of death in the western world. By using the Bactiguard technology Governments can reduce healthcare cost, lower the use of antibiotics and save lives.

Peter MĂĽrtensson |President Middle East & Africa

The Bactiguard technology consists of an extremely thin noble metal coating, with antimicrobial and biocompatible properties that can be used on all sorts of medical devices. The Bactiguard coated urinary catheter has since 1995 been used by more than 125 million patients in the US.

Today Bactiguard offers a full range portfolio within infection prevention in the urinary tract, respiratory tract and blood stream. Bactiguard is currently expanding its business activities to markets, such as China, India, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Bactiguard AB (headquarters) P.O Box 5070 S-102 42 Stockholm, Sweden T: +971 50 1139387 E-mail: E-mail:


Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems Percy Schroff | Non-executive Chairman

across the spectrum of cancer care.

Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible today.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology, neurosurgery, brachytherapy and software systems are used in over 6,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.

Elekta employs around 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb.

Elekta Medical Systems India is a branch office of Elekta AB, to serve the radiation oncology and neurosurgery communities in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan with clinical solutions and services of the highest international standards.

Elekta India has its headquarters in Gurgaon and has satellite offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Cochin.

Elekta Medical Systems India PVT. Ltd. 302, 3rd floor, Block 4A, Corporate Park, DLF City Phase III 122 002 Haryana, India Office: +911 244 933 222 F: +911 244 933 233 Email:


GrippingHeart is a Swedish company that was founded in 2003 to develop medical technology solutions for analyzing function in the heart and circulatory system.

GrippingHeart founders Stig Lundbäck, MD PhD, and Jonas Johnson, MSc, spent most of their careers studying the pumping Stig Lundbäck | MD PhD, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer

principles of the human heart, and used their scientific findings to outline an innovative model for how the heart pumps and autoregulates the flow of blood throughout our bodies. They showed that the heart’s pumping and auto-regulation of blood, from a mechanical aspect, is working according to a previously unknown pump technology, The Dynamic Adaptive Piston Pump Technology (DAPP-technology). The DAPP-technology can on the basis of fluid- and pump mechanical principles explain how the heart behaves for circulating and regulating the blood flow with such paradoxical high efficiency and precision in our complex circulatory system.

The discovery of the DAPP-technology by Lundbäck as early as 1984 and the continuous development of the concept have made it possible to model and analyze the heart in new ways by using DAPP as a reference frame for the heart’s pump and regulating mechanics which has been used to develop GrippingHeart’s unique technology for quantifying cardiac mechanics.

GrippingHeart AB Hälsovägen 7 141 52 Huddinge, Sweden T: +46 8 524 83 550 Email: Website:


The HemoCue family of companies, acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2007, is a global leader in a field of diagnostics known as near patient, or point-of-care, testing.

Mr. Deepak Sharma | Country Manager – HemoCue India & SAARC Nations at Quest Diagnostics

In 1982, HemoCue AB, based in Ă„ngelholm, Sweden, introduced the first system making accurate hemoglobin testing possible in near-patient settings. Since then, more than 350,000 HemoCue systems have been sold worldwide. The company also manufactures point-of-care tests for glucose, urine albumin, total and differential white blood cell count. HemoCue subsidiaries, affiliates, franchises, and

Mr. Ulrik Harrysson | Sales Manager Nordic countries

third-party distributors generate revenue in more than 130 countries worldwide.

HemoCue Quest Diagnostics India Private Limited A-17, Info City, Sector 34 Gurgaon, Haryana 110 055 New Delhi T: +91 124460 8888 M: +91 886 007 88 01 F: +91 124 4608899

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 LUND UNIVERSITY Hildur Functional Foods Pvt Ltd is a joint venture company owned by Indian and Swedish Scientists. The aim is to commercialise the outcome of a collaborative partner driven research project, being financed by Swedish International Development Agency, by producing novel food products with clinically documented health promoting properties for marketing in India and abroad. Through this mode of value addition we intend to connect improvement of Baboo M. Nair |Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Nutrition

the health status among the high income consumers of the urban India to increase the productivity of the Indian agro-food sector and poverty alleviation among the farming community of the Indian villages. The company Hildur Functional Foods is newly registered in India and it is looking for cooperation in Production, packing and marketing a fermented functional food containing selected parts of oats and probiotic lactic acid bacteria.

Dr. Baboo M. Nair PhD, Professor emeritus, Department of Applied Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden. He is also The Managing Director of a new joint venture company owned by Indian and Swedish Scientists called Hildur Functional Foods newly registered in India. The aim is to commercialise the new knowledge/technology obtained/developed from a collaborative partner driven research project financed by Sida-Swedish International Development Agency to produce value added food products with clinically documented health promoting properties.

Dr. Baboo M. Nair, PhD Professor emeritus Department of Applied Nutrition Lund University SWEDEN E-mail: Phone in Sweden: +46 46 2229634 (office), +46 46 151341 (Res) Mobile in Sweden: +46 708 82 17 54 Phone in India: +91 4712462224 Mobile in India: +91 9656624932


The Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC) is the first choice network for growing business between Sweden and India. Our mission is to facilitate business and choice of strategy for our members by increasing knowledge and exchange of experience, and providing access to large business network and relevant private and public institutions. Robin Sukhia |Secretary General

Established in May 2003, SIBC now grows rapidly every year adding both SME’s and large companies as members, and arranging a minimum of 20 networking events per year. SIBC has a main goal to actively encourage the growth of trade and investments between the two countries.

In order to do that SIBC:

Sweden India Business Council Rorgängargatan 17A 120 70 Stockholm T: +46 70 910 73 51 Email:

Facilitate daily and strategic business decisions by increasing the knowledge and direct network of its members.

Deepen and strengthen relations between companies.

Support and facilitate new business partnerships.

Provide a forum for the exchange of business and cultural values, business experiences and ideas.

Provide its members and Swedish and Indian governments with valuable information on business opportunities and any significant obstacles to trade and investment.

Maintain close contact with the Swedish Government, the Indian Embassy in Stockholm and other appropriate authorities to facilitate information flow.

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 TARSUS TARSUS was founded in 1948 by the grandfather of the current owner, Mr. Olow Sjöblom.

We develop, manufacture and sell high‐quality and functional products in a modern design and competitive prices. Since the Mr. Rajesh Singla |TARSUS Distributor in India

1970’s we have manufactured products towards the medical sector. We’ve had contracts with the government medical sector since the 1980’s.

We are today one of the top Swedish suppliers in our segment: examination tables, gynecology tables, emergency patient trollies, ultra-light collapsible and standard IV stands, stainless‐steel tables etc.

Our products are found in practically all Swedish hospitals and nursing homes, as well as in many hospitals in many other countries, primarily in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. User‐friendly, functional high quality products, fast delivery and competitive prices are key words for us. “Swedish‐made”, with all the good that it stands for, applies very much to our way of working.

1989, we started a physiotherapy table line. Since then, Tarsus has produced tens of thousands of portable and stationary massage and therapy tables, sold world‐wide – very popular amongst the national sports teams. We often say – and believe it to be true – that TARSUS’ portable tables may very well be one of Sweden’s most regular Olympic participants.

TARSUS Myrängsvägen 8 891 50 Örnsköldsvik T: +46 660 842 51 F: +46 660 180 00 Email:

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 EMBASSY OF SWEDEN - NEW DELHI The mission of the Embassy of Sweden is to represent the Swedish Government in India and to promote SwedishIndian relations. The Embassy undertakes a wide range of activities which aim to promote political, economic and cultural ties between Sweden and India. The Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi is responsible for the Swedish Honorary Consulates in India (Kolkata, Chennai and H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg| Ambassador Photo: Pawel Flato

Mumbai), Nepal (Kathmandu) and the Maldives (MalĂŠ). The Ambassador in New Delhi is also accredited to Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Sweden has had diplomatic relations with India since Her independence in 1947. Sweden Express is the quarterly newsletter of the Embassy of Sweden in India. Our ambition is to provide you with the

Ms. Yasmin Zaveri Roy | Senior National Advisor

news and views of what the Embassy, Business Sweden and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India are doing. If you would like to subscribe, please send us an email and we will add you to our list of subscribers:

Ms. Anna Ferry | Counsellor, Economic & Cultural Affairs

Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi 4-5 Nyaya Marg, Chanakayapuri New Delhi 110 021, India T: +91 11 441 97 100 Web:

SWEDISH HEALTHCARE DELEGATION TRIP TO INDIA 2013 THE CONSULATE GENERAL – MUMBAI The Swedish Consulate General in Mumbai was established in September 2012. Its jurisdiction covers Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa - an area of approximately 173 million people.

The aim with the Consulate is to broaden and deepen the collaboration with India with a particular focus on trade and Ms. Fredrika Ornbrant | Consul General Photo: Catarina Axelsson

investments. Developing better insight about the Indian system, through Indian institutions, representatives from the industry as well as through the regional government is part of the Consulate’s everyday job, so is to spread information on how Swedish innovations, technologies and services might fit into an Indian context.

The Consulate provides support to Swedish industry interested in the Consulate’s region and works closely with Business Sweden in Gunnar Haglund | Consul

Pradnesh Desai | Manager Business Development

Consulate General of Sweden 3 Flr, C – 53, TCG Financial Centre G – Block, BKC, Bandra (E) Mumbai – 400051, Maharashtra

that regard.

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