Dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care has established the China Design Center for its global research and development division. The center is located in Caohejing Hi-Tech Park in the Minhang District in Shanghai.

 The dialysis provider said additional employees will be recruited in Germany and China.

"This new center is an important step to strengthen our presence in the high-growth dialysis markets of the emerging market nations and, thus, our position as the global leader in dialysis products and services," said Dr. Olaf Schermeier, Fresenius Medical Care's Chief Executive Officer for Global Research and Development. "Consolidating our collective knowledge and expertise will increase innovation and enhance our ability to provide cost-effective products that achieve the highest medical standards for the growing patient base in the region."