OVO facilitates financing deal with AML laboratory in Uganda

Björn Macauter (OVO), Abraham Bwalhuma (AML) and Thierry Deflandre (OVO). (picture: Elvis Ssemwogerere)
Better diagnoses for optimum antibiotics use

Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs has facilitated a financing agreement with the Ugandan company AML that specializes in laboratory equipment.

With this financial injection AML wants to establish its own laboratory for microbiological analysis. It wants to refine diagnoses so that antibiotics use can be optimized and possibly even reduced. Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs (OVO) facilitated the financing that was provided by two Belgian investors. It involves an amount of EUR 5,000 over a period of two years.

Pilot phase

AML, or Aerobe Medical & Engineering Supplies, was established in the summer of 2015. They buy and sell laboratory equipment. They now want to go a step further and open their own laboratory in a pilot phase. If diagnosis is improved, treatment can be optimized. That could contribute to high-quality, affordable healthcare.
“We are pleased to be able to assist AML in the development of this promising business in Uganda,” said Thierry Deflandre, head of the investment team at OVO.

AML was started by senior laboratory technologist and microbiologist Abraham Muhindo Bwalhuma. He has more than seven years’ experience in the diagnostics industry. AML operates in the Kasese district in Uganda.