Oriola Corporation has invested in Swedish online medical center Doktor.se. Oriola has subscribed for shares in Doktor.se giving it an ownership of approximately 17% of the total number of shares in Doktor.se. Doktor.se is the second largest online medical center in Sweden. Oriola and Doktor.se signed a co-operation agreement already last year and through this investment by Oriola the companies will deepen their cooperation.
"Together with Doktor.se we will become even stronger in the fast developing digital healthcare market in Sweden. The services offered together with Doktor.se complement our extensive service selection for the health and wellbeing operators and consumers", comments Oriola Group CEO Robert Andersson.
Doktor.se offers personal digital health care services to its customers. Specialised healthcare professionals respond quickly to all customer requests via different channels. Doktor.se has a comprehensive organisation with specialist nurses, doctors and psychologists. With many years of knowledge in providing healthcare, Doktor.se is a sustainable service working to improve Swedish primary healthcare.
"This is a great opportunity for us to get such an experienced partner to be part of our business development. We have a strong growth strategy including investments in improving life for chronically ill patients in Sweden. Together with Oriola we will offer 1,000 Asthma/Emphysema (sv. KOL) patients a free spirometer for Iphone and Android, supported by Doktor.se medical experts", says Doktor.se CEO Martin Lindman.
CEO Robert Andersson, tel. +358 10 429 2109
Group Communications Director Tuula Lehto, tel. +358 40 5885 343
CEO Martin Lindman, tel. +46 766 32 46 48
Oriola is a Finnish publicly listed company with a strong position in the Swedish and Finnish health and wellbeing market. We have promoted wellbeing for decades, connecting the different operators in the field from pharmaceutical companies to pharmacies and consumers. We ensure that medicines as well as health and wellbeing products are delivered in a safe and customer friendly manner. Our wide range of services help pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and other operators in the field to succeed. In Sweden, we own the third largest pharmacy chain, Kronans Apotek, with over 320 pharmacies that offer expert guidance in health and wellbeing and a large range of products for consumers.
Oriola’s net sales for continuing operations in 2017 were approximately EUR 1,5 billion. We have approximately 2 600 employees. Oriola Corporation is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, please visit www.oriola.com.
Doktor.se was founded in 2016 as a healthcare technology company offering digital triage and treatment through their digital healthcare platform Doktor.se and physical care facilities in Sörmland and Uppland. Today 160 people work at Doktor.se in Stockholm, Sörmland and Uppland with the mission to answer within 3 minutes to help, advice, guide and treat all types of healthcare errands via one’s mobile phone. www.doktor.se