Our core story

Apodan is a purpose-driven Danish company that develops and sells products to healthcare professionals and patients in the Danish and international health sector.

The idea of making a difference drives us, and we are making an effort to contribute to a real improvement in our user’s health and quality of life.

It may sound like pure philanthropy, but nearly 60 years in the industry have shown us that it is, fortunately, an excellent business for both producer, citizen and society to invest in improved health.

Focus on human beings and excellence

About us

  • Who is Apodan

  • People

  • Values

  • Business areas

Who is Apodan?

Apodan A/S is a Danish company that has developed and led medical devices to the market for over 60 years. In addition to the Danish market, Apodan A/S provides goods in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the USA and Brazil.

Apodan A/S has extensive experience in bringing high-quality products to the market, both to hospitals, pharmacies and local healthcare providers.

We have specialized knowhow within the Scandinavian welfare and healthcare models, with a high degree of publicly funded healthcare. Apodan A/S is certified within DS/EN ISO 13485 and MDR compliant.

People

Apodan A/S has 14 dedicated employees. We are experts in our respective fields; Nurses, Engineers, Master of Laws, Marketing and much more. We are “healthcare nerds” with the urge to make a difference providing quality service to our customers and one another.

Values

Apodan A/S is a purpose-driven company. We are motivated by the idea of ​​making a difference. We make an effort contributing to a real improvement in our users’ health and quality of life.

We value finding the right solutions, always with the customer in mind and with high degree of flexibility – never compromising quality. We are humble to our responsibility as a supplier to the healthcare sector, and we value high business and partnership ethics.

Business areas

Apodan A/S has four primary areas of business; Hygiene products “on and around” the patient, specialized wound care products, compression systems and diagnostic equipment. Apodan’s own hygiene products consists of unique wipes for patients and surfaces.

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Lyngsø Allé

2017

Apodan moves to Lyngsø Allé in Hørsholm. Apodan currently markets and produces medical equipment with a special focus on wounds, lymphedema, and hygiene. During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-2022, Apodan was a supplier of critical equipment to the healthcare system. They ran fast and delivered hygiene products and coronavirus tests to the Danish healthcare system.

Focus on development

2008

Etac in Sweden acquires Immedia A/S, and three years later, the Dutch conglomerate Fagron NV acquires Apodan’s PharmaPackaging business.

Apodan focuses on developing the hygiene business with surface disinfection products, as well as advancing the position of the nursing business in advanced wound care.

In-house production

2000

Apodan A/S expands its range with in-house production of hygiene products. In 1994, nurse Susan M. Skewes, RN, developed an alternative method for a bed bath, and this was the beginning of what we now know as BagBath®.

Since the first “bag bath,” the appearance, bag, and cloth have evolved significantly and have become an integral part of daily patient hygiene in the healthcare system.

The Vind Family

1998

The company was taken over by the Vind family and three employees in the mid-1990s. In 1998, Apodan acquired the company Immedia A/S, which produces and markets moving aids in Denmark.

The previous year, in January 1997, the current owner, Morten Lodberg Petersen, became part of a generational change.

Moves to Amager

1987

Apodan moves to Lergravsvej 63 on Amager.

Apodan primarily markets pharmaceutical packaging (later known as “Apodan PharmaPackaging”) such as pill jars, vials, and similar items to the Nordic market. At this time, Apodan also markets nursing articles and produces and supplies the Labour Inspection Authority’s first aid kits.

Beginning of Apodan A/S

1960

Apodan A/S is founded by John Andreasen on Englandsvej in Kastrup. Apodan imported and sold active pharmaceutical ingredients to Danish pharmacies. At that time, each pharmacy in Denmark had to produce medicines themselves.

The name “Apodan” originated as a combination of “Apotek” (pharmacy) and “Danmark” (Denmark).

In the 1970s, they expanded with the sale of pharmaceutical packaging.

(Excerpt from the Danish Pharmaceutical Yearbook 1974-75)