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Fresenius Kabi expands infusion therapy business in Latin America

(PresseBox) (Bad Homburg v.d.H, ) Fresenius Kabi, a subsidiary of Fresenius SE, has reached an agreement to acquire the Chilean company Laboratorio Sanderson S.A. Sanderson is the Chilean market leader in intravenously administered generic drugs (I.V. drugs) and infusion solutions.

Fresenius Kabi already holds the leading market position in blood volume replacement solutions, intravenous anesthesia, and parenteral nutrition in Chile. Sanderson offers a high-quality range of antibiotics, analgesics, anesthetics and infusion solutions in Chile and other Latin American countries.

Through the acquisition Fresenius Kabi significantly expands its local product range and will become the leading infusion therapy provider in the Chilean hospital market. At the same time, Sanderson’s product line, which is approved in Latin America, provides further excellent growth opportunities. The company’s state-of-the-art production unit in Santiago de Chile facilitates Fresenius Kabi’s product program rollout and its expansion into other Latin American countries.

Sanderson is privately-held and employs about 375 people in Chile and its subsidiary in Peru. It expects sales of € 19 million in 2007.

The acquisition is expected to close in January 2008.