Amgros is the pharmaceutical procurement service for the five regional authorities in Denmark. We are a public-sector organisation owned by the regions. Amgros was established to create economies of scale and achieve administrative savings by centralising the procurement of pharmaceuticals. We save the regions approx. DKK 2.8 billion annually (2016).
Our main task is to ensure that public hospitals in Denmark always have the pharmaceuticals they need, and that these pharmaceuticals have been procured at the lowest possible price. We carry out tendering procedures and bulk purchasing. We are responsible for purchasing 99 percent of the pharmaceuticals used by public hospitals in Denmark.
We are also responsible for the procurement of hearing aids for hearing clinics throughout Denmark.
In addition to ensuring a low price for pharmaceuticals for Danish hospitals, Amgros also provides assistance to hospital pharmacies. This includes managing regulatory affairs and coordination of all pharmaceuticals produced at hospital pharmacies in Denmark. We are also responsible for development of ICT systems for communication and collaboration, and for management of pharmaceuticals procurement, storage and distribution.
Through strong collaborative research with hospital pharmacies, Amgros helps promote quality, development and safety in drug treatment across Danish regions. Moreover, we support hospital pharmacies administratively, so they can use more resources on their core services.
Amgros was established by the former Danish counties as a procurement service for the healthcare area in 1990. Since 1 January 2007, we have managed pharmaceuticals procurement for all public hospitals in Denmark. In January 2008, Amgros I/S merged with SAD I/S at the request of the regions. Therefore, since 1 January 2008, Amgros has also managed research and development tasks, and has been responsible for the regulatory affairs of pharmaceuticals produced at hospital pharmacies. Collaboration with the regions is chiefly through close contact with the eight hospital pharmacies throughout Denmark.
Amgros creates value for Danish regions through collaboration with hospital pharmacies on pharmaceuticals research, development and registration.
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: +45 8871 3000
Fax.: +45 8871 3008
DUNS: 30 904 68 03
CVR: 1447 988
Year of establishment: 1990
Number of employees: 90
Turnover: DKK 8.41 billion (2017)