Market Intelligence
Healthcare Slovakia

Slovak Healtchare 2022

Slovakia’s medical device manufacturing sector has a long history, particularly in the area of orthopedic and dental equipment. At present, Slovak companies largely produce single-use medical equipment, most of which (except orthotics) is exported to markets such as the Czech Republic. The biggest domestic players in the market are Unomedical, Chirana T.Injecta, Protetika, Biometrix, Chirana Medical, Neoprot, Diplomat Dental Solutions, and Ortoproplus.

Around 88% of the medical device market is supplied by imports, out of which Germany and the U.S. account for almost 50%.

The biggest suppliers to Slovak hospitals are MED-ART, Unipharma, TIMED, Phoenix, Narodna transfuzna sluzba, B. Braun Medical, Intravena, Johnson & Johnson, CaSS and Medical GroupSK.

Local pharma companies include Johnson&Johnson, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis Slovakia, Bayer, Roche Slovensko, AbbVie, MSD, Teva Pharmaceutical Slovakia, Amgen, Merck, BGP Products, Zentiva, Lundbeck Slovensko, KRKA Slovakia, Eli Lilly, GSK.

Slovakia has excellent market opportunities in the fields of sophisticated health technologies and equipment, dental care equipment, and many other devices that increase efficiency and reduce occupancy rates in hospitals. Opportunities may lie within e-Health domains such as:

  • Publicly accessible relevant information sharing (e-Health information, e-Warning, e-Learning, eHealth forum, e-Library /SILK, e-IZ WHO)
  • Allocation (e-Booking, e-Referral, e-Waiting list, e-Vaccination, e-Reminder, e-Laboratory, e-Calendar management, e-National Transfusion Service)
  • Medication/prescription (e-Medication, e-Pharmacy)
  • EHR (Electronic health record providing, Emergency data set providing, patient’s personal account)
  • e-Health managerial support (health providers rating, e-Monitor, e-Statistics, e-Report, aggregated demographic information, Epidemiologic situation)
  • Picture archiving and communication system (PACS)
  • Infrastructure management (National Health Portal, e-Registry, Interface, SK SNOMED, Health professional card, Health insurance card, national operator’s services)
  • Management and verification of financial flows (e-Clearing, e-Filling, e-Verification)
  • Telemedicine (tele-monitoring, tele-care, tele-radiology, tele-dermatology, tele-consulting)
  • Other (EBM support, e-Genomics, e-consulting, Call center health support, e-Counselling, e-First Aid)

Opportunities within Slovakia’s Recovery Plan worth USD 1.81 billion (EUR 1.53 billion) are divided into three categories:

  1. Modern and affordable health care (USD 1.37 billion)
  2. Humane, modern and affordable mental healthcare (USD 124 million)
  3. Affordable and quality long-term social and health care (USD 313 million)

Details can be viewed at Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic (