Tuesday 15 October 2019

Frankfurt expo to show recyclable strip packaging

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Romaco Siebler and foil specialist Huhtamaki will show the first recyclable strip packaging for pharmaceutical solids at the CPhI Worldwide running from November 5 to 7 in Frankfurt, Germany. The companies will launch the market’s first ever recy


Virgin Megastore UAE switches to biodegradable bags

Virgin Megastores in the UAE said it has replaced all its plastic shopping bags in the UAE with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags from Avani and called on shoppers to take a stand and avoid using single-use plastic. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Megastores, announcing the


BDFEX targets localization of healthcare products

The upcoming first edition of Business Development and Investment in Healthcare and Medical Industries Forum (BDFEX) in Bahrain will focus on the localization of healthcare products in the kingdom, said event organisers. Raja Zayani, a member of the organizing committee of BDFEX


Target net zero gas emissions, says Aramco CTO

The challenge for our generation is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, within this century, said Ahmad O Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Japan. The STS forum, an annual internat


Regional clinical lab market worth $10bn, say experts

The region’s clinical laboratory services market is estimated to be worth around $8 - $10 billion growing at a CAGR of 6 per cent - 8 per cent until 2025, said the organisers of the upcoming Saudi Laboratory Congress in Jeddah, citing a Colliers International report. The 20


Oman announces plans to build $1.4bn medical city

Oman's health ministry has announced plans to build the sultanate's first medical city over a sprawling 5-million-sq-m area in the Barka region. The project, being developed at a cost of RO479 million ($1.24 billion), is yet another initiative under the country’s Tanfeedh


CBRE to manage retail, medical complex in Bahrain

CBRE Group, a leading commercial real estate services firm with a solid presence in the Mena region, has been appointed as leasing consultant and property manager for Alsayah Square in Busaiteen area of Bahrain. A retail, commercial and medical complex, The Alsayah Square is loca


UAE's largest private academic hospital opens in Ajman

UAE-based Thumbay Group has opened its latest academic hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. The new Thumbay University Hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the region, with a capacity of 350 beds in the first phase. With over 100 consultation clinics and 100 beds


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