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Healthcare largest segment for Air Liquide in Europe

Global industrial gas company Air Liquide saw its healthcare segment grow by 11.2% to €3.1bn globally in 2016. Healthcare is now its largest business in Europe surpassing industrial gas for the first time.

Cerner set to enter healthcare services in the Middle East

US healthcare IT player Cerner has electronic patient records across the Middle East. It is now set to provide services that will enable governments to better control the spread of diabetes. A large contract is in the offing.

TMC eyes up Saudi Arabia

We caught up with Filipino hospital operator The Medical City and its plans for the GCC to meet the needs of the millions strong filipino diaspora. It also plans to target low paid workers from other countries.

Apps mean primary care can be consolidated

New ehealth apps mean that the primary care sector in emerging markets can be profitably consolidated for the first time. We look at the potential, talk to advisers, investors and operators look and at what will be delivered in the next six months.

How to build an international dentistry chain

Daniel Antón, the CFO of Dentix, Spain’s largest dental chain with 2016 sales of over €258m, following the 2016 collapse of former leader Vitaldent, speaks to us about its business model in Spain, Italy and Latin America. Unlike the newly reborn Vitaldent, Dentix plans to grab new, apparently high risk, markets outside Spain. How?

Vashishta wants to do it all over again

Sanjeev Vashishta, former CEO of SRL, the largest international diagnostic group in India, speaks to us about his plans to build a new lab network, Path Kind, backed by Mankind Pharma Group, which he claims is India’s fourth largest pharmaceutical group.

Iqarus completes first overseas deal with Afghan clinic

UK-based occupational health provider Iqarus, which specialises in “demanding and complex operating environments”, has made its first international acquisition in Afghanistan. We speak to CEO Tim Mitchell about its plans in the war-torn state, and whether Donald Trump’s immigration policy could slash the lucrative market in health screenings needed to get US visas.

Who is buying Atlas Healthcare?

Atlas Healthcare, which runs two hospitals in Oman, is reportedly about to be taken over by a UAE-based operator for OMR10m (US$26m).