Respiratory care tech provider Aerogen opens hub in DAFZA
Aerogen, a leading provider of acute care aerosol drug delivery for major hospitals in the world, has opened a new regional HQ and logistics hub at the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA).
According to DAFZA, Aerogen’s new office will serve as a hub for the Middle East to ensure timely delivery of critical healthcare equipment in the region for the treatment of various respiratory illnesses.
It is part of a wider effort by the Irish government to increase exports to the UAE by 40% (to AED8.61-billion) by 2020.
“This is an auspicious start for our latest key partner from Ireland, which embodies our freezone’s commitment to assembling some of the best names in healthcare in Dubai,” said Mohammed Al Zarooni, director general of DAFZA.
“The opening of Aerogen’s new office demonstrates DAFZA's strategy to drive in more foreign direct investments (FDI) across various industries, especially in healthcare, and to also provide key support for the country's economic diversification policy through the achievement of Dubai Plan 2021, which has named the development of a global health system as one of its top priorities,” he added.
Some 45% of DAFZA’s healthcare customers are multinational companies and the UAE accounts for 26% of the entire GCC’s spending on healthcare.
DAFZA supports global healthcare companies offering their products and services up in the region by providing them with integrated solutions that facilitate their entrance into the region as they set up their offices within DAFZA.
The freezone currently hosts several globally-renowned healthcare players such as Actavis, Johnson & Johnson, Himalaya Drug Company, Terumo Medical Corporation, Roche, and Panasonic Healthcare.
“Aerogen has taken the decision to expand our Middle East team and open the Dubai office in order to get closer to our customers and support its growth in the Middle East region,” said John Power the founder and CEO of Aerogen.
“Our Dubai office is an integral part of the Aerogen growth strategy and the investment in it demonstrates Aerogen’s long-term vision to developing and supporting its customers in the Middle East region,” he added.