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Zava acquires digital health start-up

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Zava and Medlanes have teamed up to continue their growth

Digital healthcare provider Zava is continuing its growth in the UK and Europe through the acquisition of a Berlin-headquartered start-up.

Medlanes, which has a network of more than 200 local GPs and specialists across Germany, was founded in 2014 by Erik Stoffregen and Dr Emil Kendziorra and has since developed into a German market leader in arranging private doctor’s visits in patient’s homes.

Zava’s doctors have carried out almost five million consultations and treatments across the UK, Germany, Ireland, and France. Patients can access medical care seven days a week online and via phone and video consultations.

David Meinertz, CEO of Zava, said: “The acquisition of Medlanes is an important step in our growth strategy.

“With Medlanes’ strong network of doctors, we can bridge the gap between online healthcare and local structures. We offer up-to-date care that focuses on health-conscious patients.”

Dr. Claudia Linke, head of Zava Germany, added: “Zava facilitates access to healthcare for patients and doctors. With Medlanes, we can offer both groups even more services and flexibility in the future.”

Erik Stoffregen remains on board as managing director of Medlanes.

He said: “Zava’s focus on patient’s needs and high-quality standards is consistent with our approach, which enables treatments 365 days a year at a location of the patient’s choice.

“We see enormous growth potential by combining the patient journey with both online and offline elements. Together with Zava, we want to contribute to taking healthcare to the next level.”

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