The summer was wonderful. Not only because of holiday rest, but also because of amazing increase of gynecology disposables sales.
In the early MedSil years, while attending international disposable’s EXPOs, I was always wondering what these
Our first speculum’s auction we’ve won in Decemef of 2015, but, to tell the truth, we didn’t know anything about neither different kinds of probes and speculum, nor the hospitals demand of this items. Since that time, we’ve learned a little bit more, but still, like Phileas Fogg from Australian cartoon, remember that “The motto of the wise is - be prepared for surprises”, because the competition is rough, and manufacturers are playing hospital’s purchase departments off against suppliers, like superpowers are doing with the countries of the “following” worlds. Surprisingly, all the speculums turned out to be very similar, but the marketing tricks, hidden in the technical specifications, help the angry nurses to request vigorously on the whole delivered batch withdrawal. Fortunately, usually all the problems do not extend further.
If we turn to numerals, only in the third quarter we’ve signed contracts for supply of 300 000 speculums and 80 000 gynecology sets (a set is intended for visual examination and includes a speculum, a napkin, latex gloves and some probe, like a cervix-brush, for taking a wipe sample from mucous membrane). And these we’ve got, despite suffering bumps and bruises in correct supply documentation fulfilment, and spending lots of efforts in correct logistic system organization. Not too bad for a start-up, but… nothing is enough for a human in this life ;) always looking for some more.
“Polymerniye izdelia”, LLC (“polymerniye izdelia” means “devices made of polymers”), a manufacturer, and its representative in Moscow, “Din-Medtehnika”, LLC, deserve our particular, kind appreciation. There are many nice manufacturers, and different devices are in our stock, but with “speculums from Kazan” – do you remember the advertisements of 1990-s? – “inalterably perfect result”. Many thanks for that!J
Nikolay Zinenko, 1st of November, 2016
An agreement on creation and development of Medical technology cluster of Moscow region was signed on 29th of September, 2016. It happened in Special Economic Zone "Dubna" during the VII-th All-Russian research and practice conference "Pricnciples and mechanisms of national innovation system establishment.
Being the guest of the conference, Mystra's Investment Director Rihards Svelpe participated a tour around the SEZ. According to what he has seen, he could affirm that the package for the cluster participants is performed on the world class level of quality. The business incubator as a whole feels like a modern and challenging working space, and, if a company is ready to settle down in Dubna SEZ, all the necessary components for the development of engineering and manufacture on preferential terms are present.
One of the most remarkable parts of the tour, was an excursion to the two medical disposables manufacture sites. Mystra always is interested in medical disposables, and the products from the one site are well-known in our company, and are in our offer for a long time already. So, we had a possibility to check the declared quality of the goods right in the place where their life-cycle begins.
The comparison between two different manufacturer sites was also educative. One of them was established right after the fall of the Soviet Union, and no modernisation efforts were taken during the following years, so some spirit of dilapidation was in the air. The another one turned out to be neatly fresh with a new Italian design.
But! Both of them are situated in classified clean rooms, which correspond the international standards. The feeling of dilapidation or freshness is just an emotion. And more than that - we suppose that the production costs are lower in the post-soviet version. So, that's the question - what is "good" here, what is "bad", and which approach is better for business?
No, not that Mystra which looks over the orange orchards from the slope of white-headed Taygetos. Our Mystra. One year ago, in the day of Summer Feast of St.Nicholas, Richards and me have signed the protocol of creation of the new company. As any year on Earth, this year also went away rapidly. But - it was quite interesting)
Many thanks to everyone who took care and is taking care of our baby - to Richards, Sergey, Nikolay, Maria, Oleg, Svetlana, Maximus, Anastasia, and especially Thorin (Alexey). Our warmest regards to our dear partners and to our respectful opponents ;) Where would we be without you...)
Well, we should celebrate it... I wish we have time)
The beginning of the New year was vivacious. Cheerful holidays turned into the energetic working days. And from the first week of January we admire the cooperation with our new companions – golden Eurasian grapes, picked in the end of the year 2015.
We didn’t have to drag feet or draw slowly into the working process – it covered us instantly, like unexpected tornado. Dispatch, shipping, certificates in a separate box, north, south, west, east, St-Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan’, big truck, small truck…
Many thanks to our partners! We wish everybody the same enthusiastic year continuation! Together let’s shake the economic climate from disadvantageous into positive!
Yesterday, as we were sitting in our Moscow control panel (ivory tower?), we were complaining that the gates once again are working in a strange way. And wondering why a busy area under our window was empty.
And then two large black cars drive in, the first one - with a black flag (not with Russian, as in the photo), and an SUV with four flashing lights, obviously security. We think - who is our next guest? And then we realized that it was the President of Russian Federation. Then, quite quickly we realized that today is the annual "Direct Line", and it is always held in our WTC.
Those of us who were engaged in car travels during work time, beheld the president's motorcade at a traffic light as much as two times.
As for the press conference, it was later available on the internet. Most talks were about Turkey, not about the healthcare. Well, it’s understandable.
Next year we will participate. ;)
The world is changing. Not in it's essence, but in a variety of important details. The countries' borders will change, then they will return to the same place, there will be cooling and warming in relationships in the world community, but within that time several generations will have to find their place in life and to bring up their children. At the same time, practice shows unwavering loyalty to two basic principles. The first - each country should pay attention to their own industrial base. Second - in any case friends are needed, you cannot go without any friends.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult now to have a positive dialogue with the Western world, which we are accustomed to. Gradually we will learn to have a mutually beneficial cooperation with our neighbors from the Asia-Pacific region. But we have to live here and now, and who can Russia rely on if not our good neighbors and old friends with whom we have experienced so much together over the last few centuries?
As you know, from January 1, 2016 a united market of drugs and medical devices will start functioning in five countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) - the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. In conjunction with the general trend of import substitution, this means that it is now that the producers of the five states have special opportunities to expand the geography of sales and an increase sales volumes.
We, MISTRA engineering, see great prospects in EAEU for development and growth, and with great joy we introduce our trade counters of our Trade House to Eurasian producers! Currently we are negotiating with several branch-creating production associations in Belarus and Russia, and also began to study the issue of import (which soon will turn to inner transition within the union) - from Kazakhstan.
We invite producers of the EAEU to join "our portfolio", or, to speak seriously, for fruitful cooperation in the new market!
eaeu# eurasianeconomicunion# medicalproductsturnovereaeu# eaeunion#
If you turn to page 11 of April's number of Pharmaceutical Herald Weekly, you will find there the CEO of MYSTRA engineering Nikolay Zinenko giving his comments on crisis in an interview with Oksana Baranova. We can congratulate the Herald on their efficiency - its been less than two weeks since the interview turned into the publication. We've overlooked this material most probably due to the May's celebrations and did not react in a timely way, however – it's very nice.
There's something new in our company that we would like to share with you!
We have received our digital signature, and now we will participate in online auctions.
Perhaps, for many people a computer-generated signature is as ordinary as a mobile phone, but just imagine - it is like a citation from a 90's movie:
"Client's identity is confirmed by an electronic verification. 22 July, 2015."
The only thing that is missing is a phrase:
"an attempt to log in from an asteroid belt has been detected".
"people now visit the virtual world to shop!" ;)
About the signature, as it is told, "the story is yet to come" - our online auction specialist Sergey Isaev is still expected to try it out. Another thing is that we have chosen a particular type of the signature with a certain set of options, and we are still unaware if we are in need of those, or vice versa, if we are lacking something.
But we already want to mention the quality of work of SKB "Kontur", who we chose to provide this service to us, especially that the company is really customer-oriented - the sequence of actions in order to obtain the signature is remarkably thoughtful and convenient. As at this time we hear a lot about being customer-oriented (especially when Alfa Bank talks about it, we really want to surf the net for "LLC Robin Hood and Co."), we are very pleased to really feel this attitude.
This ordinary USB flash drive in the picture contains our new instrument. So, you can expect the statistics on the documents signed!
Sales division of MYSTRA engineering has become an official distributor of four German medical brands: TROGE, DISPOMED, MEDICOPLAST and ACTI-FINE.
As can be seen from the above, MYSTRA engineering has made a powerful offer of German medical products, and, what is most important in the current situation, in the average price segment - German quality at an affordable price!
It has to be mentioned that German manufacturers are members of all-German initiative - "Health. Made in Germany." - that unites national manufacturers. Production capacities of these companies are located directly in Germany, and real Germans work for them.
Now all of these high quality, safe and ergonomic medical products, made with the famous German scrupulousness and precision, you can order in MYSTRA engineering!