News from Zentiva
Prague – July 29, 2020: One of the most effective ways to fight against COVID-19 is to regularly wash hands and disinfect. The Zentiva team in Prague wanted to do all they could to help protect the people of the Czech Republic, so they developed and produced a strong hand sanitizer and have just reached the 1.5-million-pack production milestone. The hand sanitizer was developed, manufactured, and supplied to Czech citizens within 4 weeks of the first COVID protective measures being implemented. Zentiva has since donated over 250,000 hand sanitizers to hospitals, healthcare workers, key workers, and vulnerable citizens. The hand sanitizers produced in Prague are now being used by people in 10 European Countries including Slovakia, Germany, and France.
Denis Paris, Head of the Zentiva’s manufacturing site in Prague: “Zentiva is working every day to help protect the Czech people, and provide them with the medicines they need. I am proud of our exceptional team that worked throughout the first wave of COVID-19 infections to increase the supply of medicines while developing and launching a protective hand sanitizer in just four weeks. I hope that the healthcare professionals and patients in Czech choose a Zentiva medicine whenever they can – as we are a Czech Manufacturing Company working day and night to support them.”
Prague produced 69 million packs of medicines in the first six months of 2020, it is a growth of 30% compared to 2019 and will invest over 300 million CZK in new technology and equipment to increase medicine supplies.
Sona Porubska, Head of Zentiva Czech Republic & Slovakia: “Our story started more than 500 years with a small pharmacy in Prague and we are proud of our roots and deep commitment to the Czech Republic. Today, we are the biggest supplier of generic medicines in the Czech Republic with a unique setup including an international R&D center, huge manufacturing site, and a commercial team based in Prague. We are a Czech Company that serves the Czech people supplies the whole of Europe and beyond. We make a huge contribution to public health and that begins with basic protection like being able to disinfect your hands”.
Zentiva is a producer of high-quality affordable medicines serving patients in Europe and beyond. With a dedicated team of more than 4,500 people and a network of production sites - including flagship sites in Prague, Bucharest, and Ankleshwar - Zentiva strives to be the champion of branded and generic medicines in Europe to better support people’s daily healthcare needs.
At Zentiva it is our aspiration that healthcare should be a right and not a privilege. More than ever, people need better access to high-quality affordable medicines and healthcare. We work in partnership with physicians, pharmacists, wholesalers, regulators, and governments to provide the everyday solutions that we all depend on.
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