Accra, May 21, GNA – Medlab Ghana Limited (Medlab), Ghana’s premier medical laboratory, has entered into a strategic partnership with Germany-based Synlab, a Clinical Laboratory Service provider in Europe to improve service delivery and growth.
Synlab would now become a significant shareholder in Medven Africa, the parent company of Medlab, and would support the future growth of Medlab.
A statement issued by Medlab Ghana Limited said in Accra ‘Synlab will assist Medlab to provide a wider range of specialized tests, to access an extensive range of specialized pathologists who can consult on patient results to accelerate the introduction of new diagnostic technologies, and to develop partnerships with hospitals.’
The statement said Dr Rosemary Keatley, Managing Director and Mr Mark Keatley, the Chairman would continue to be the executive management of the company, and would also support Synlab in identifying opportunities to provide international quality diagnostic services in other fast-growing African markets.
‘We are excited about our partnership with Synlab, which will enable us to continue our rapid growth with the support of a strong partner. Medlab is a trusted name and a quality medical diagnostic services provider in Ghana. The partnership between Synlab and Medlab brings a unique combination of strengths to realize our full potential in Ghana and to address the broader African market’, Dr Keatley said.
Dr Bartl Wimmer, Chief Executive Officer of Synlab, said: ‘We are pleased to be entering the growing African laboratory services market with a strong and established local partner. This partnership combines Synlab’s excellence in international clinical laboratory services and Medlab’s operational experience on the ground and extensive contacts throughout Africa.’
The statement said Medlab Ghana Limited, the first laboratory in West Africa to be accredited to ISO-15189, the highest world quality standard for medical laboratories, was also celebrating its 20th anniversary in the country.
Synlab Group, founded in 1998 and operating in 25 countries in Europe and the Middle East, is one of the largest providers of medical laboratory services in Europe, offering a wide range of laboratory tests and analyses with a catalogue of over 5,000 tests including tests in veterinary medicine and environmental testing.
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