EIB lends Eur 100 million for investment in research and innovation by Bracco Imaging

Rome, Italy , 07/24/2014


The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million towards the Bracco Group’s investment in research and development (R&D). The operation was signed today in Rome by EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco and Bracco Group CEO Diana Bracco.
The purpose of the EIB’s line of credit, which has a term of seven years, is to support the Bracco Group’s research activity in its core business of contrast agents for diagnostic imaging. Contrast agents are pharmaceutical products that enhance the visibility of organs and bodily functions using various technologies (X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound) and are employed in high profile medical procedures to diagnose and treat important pathologies.
“Promoting research is one of the EIB’s key activities across all productive sectors. We are particularly proud of this operation as it enables the EU bank to support the work of scientists whose concrete applications serve to improve the instruments that doctors can use to diagnose and cure often serious illnesses”, remarked Mr Scannapieco.
“This financing is very important to us”, stated Diana Bracco, “and it recognises the quality of our company’s research project pipeline. Each year, Bracco invests around 10% of turnover in R&D activities, confirming our strong commitment to innovation and the continuing improvement of what we offer the scientific community and patients”.

 

 

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