Sponsors & exhibit area




AGRICONS RICERCHE, medical devices & microbiology products – SILVER SPONSOR
Agricons Ricerche Labs is an Italian business that manufactures microbiology products and medical devices and has a strong human capital base. Our workers have a high level of knowledge and technical and relationship skills. We have modern equipment, production systems and standard development.
We cooperate with analysis labs, research labs, biomedical labs, private and public companies, offering superior service and quality production designed to satisfy client needs.

AL.CHI.MI.A. S.r.l. is a leading European manufacturer of medical devices. We currently carry two product lines: Ophthalmic Surgery and Human Tissue Processing (HTP). Products for Ophthalmic Surgery include intraoperative and long-term endotamponades for vitreoretinal surgery, dyes to visualize tissues to be extirpated during cataract and vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and an ophthalmic gel to protect the corneal surface during ophthalmic surgery and in ophthalmology. The HTP line offers products to process human tissues and cells intended for transplantation, and includes decontamination, storage, and transportation solutions, in addition to a device for antibiotic removal before performing sterility tests.


Founded in Italy in 1995, Bioteck is a leading company providing surgeons and patients with state-of-the-art regenerative medicine solutions. Bioteck devices are used globally every day in spine, orthopaedics and trauma procedures, sport medicine, dentistry, maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery.
Tissues are treated through a proprietary process called Zymo-Teck®, a low temperature, enzyme-based deantigenation system leaving the physical and morphological properties of the tissue unaltered, avoiding the use of chemical substances, eliminating the problem of unwanted residuals. The choice of the enzymes used for the Zymo-Teck® process preserves the useful molecules, such as collagen, in their natural conformation.

European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB) is a scientific society which has been bringing together medical personnel involved in various aspects of tissue and cell banking since its foundation in 1991. EATB is focused on the altruistic donation of tissues and cells and promotes WHO Guiding Principles on Transplantation, providing clear ethical rules for the use of human cells, tissues and organs for therapeutic purposes. Tissue and cell banking is a field of medicine with the task of processing and storing tissues obtained from deceased or living donors, as well as the isolation of cells retrieved from living donors and used for treatment of patients. Banked tissues and cells are used in many areas of medicine for the surgical treatment of traumas, degenerative diseases, congenital or acquired defects and reconstructions in oncology. Blood stem cells are used in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.

Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus (Veneto Eye Bank Foundation) is a non-profit, social welfare organization and regional centre of reference for cornea transplantation and research into epithelial stem cells and ocular deseases. Established in 1987 in response to the growing need for ocular tissue for transplant in public hospitals in the Veneto Region and Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Fondazione is today one of the leading eye banks in Europe for the retrieval, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human ocular tissue for transplant and for the treatment of pathologies of the anterior segment of the eye. In addition, Fondazione was the first facility in the world able to distribute grafts of corneal stem cells reconstructed in vitro for the treatment of ocular pathologies not curable only with a corneal transplant. Fondazione si now also developing activities to carry out research, training and clinical studies for the treatment and cure of ocular deseases. Certified by the Italian National Transplants Centre and by Certiquality (Quality Management System conforms to the ISO 9001:2008 standard), the activities of Fondazione are focused towards increasing public awareness about the importance of corneal donation, and providing ocular tissues to ophthalmic surgeons for transplantation in accordance with the highest international standards of quality and safety.

  • To ensure that corneal donation is the fruit of a conscious and voluntary choice and capable of giving comfort.
  • To improve the quality of life of those affected by eye diseases, working towards sight restoration and providing assistance to those who fear losing their sight.
  • To contribute to the improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of corneal diseases through ethically responsible research.


The Treviso Tissue Bank Foundation – TTBF - is a non-profit healthcare organisation whose mission is to procure, process, preserve, validate and distribute original human tissue for clinical use, and to certify the suitability and safety of the organs and tissues made available.
The Treviso Tissue Bank Foundation – TTBF:

  • works with hospitals to ensure accurate identification of potential donors, facilitating the work of medical and nursing staff in the selection and organisation of the tissue donation process
  • carries out tissue harvesting in compliance with strict protocols in the operating theatres of the hospitals belonging to the system. The harvesting team is made up of specialist medical and nursing personnel
  • processes and assesses all donated tissues in dedicated laboratories certified for sterility and safety in compliance with national regulations
  • ensures low-temperature preservation of the donated tissues using freezing and cryopreservation techniques. Harvested material may also undergo freeze-drying and demineralisation
  • distributes homologous tissues ready for transplantation
  • trains healthcare personnel in correct potential donor selection procedures
  • works alongside healthcare personnel to develop clinical projects.


With over 30 years of expertise and ground-breaking developments, Gebauer thrives on innovative progress within ophthalmology.
Gebauer specializes in high quality medical devices for corneal transplantation and refractive surgery – including the SLc Original for DSAEK, comprising the widest range of cutting heads, and the SLc Expert for creating lenticules for cornea LIKE® surgery. In this way Gebauer contributes greatly to the improvement of people’s lives, delivering outstanding vision care with superior devices “Made in Germany”.

ICCBBA is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental international standards organization in official relations with the World Health Organization and responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard. Used in more than 85 countries across six continents and disparate health care systems, ISBT 128 is the global standard for the terminology for and identification, coding, and labeling of medical products of human origin, including blood, cells, tissues, milk, and organ products. The Standard has been designed to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, safety, and efficiency for the benefit of donors and patients worldwide.

Everything needed to ship infectious and non-infectious biological materials (UN – cat. A and cat. B), pharmaceutical products and all temperature-sensitive products at a controlled temperature.
The development, production and validation of all our products and packaging solutions is guided by and adheres to international rules and regulations that govern  transportation by air (IATA/ICAO), road (ADR/RID) and sea (IMDG/IMO). We guarantee and certify control of the required temperature for your products from 24 to 144 hours!
Innoplus Srl is a trading company with the well-defined mission of introducing innovative products and quality services that ensure the best temperature-controlled packaging solutions.
Innoplus is based in Rescaldina (Milan) with a sales office in Rome and is part of a logistics group active in national and international transportation.
PHSE SRL – www.phse.com

Italian National Transplant Centre (CNT
In 1999 Italian Act no. 91 dated April 1st established the Italian National Transplant Centre (CNT) as a technical body of the Ministry of Health. The CNT is based at the premises of the Italian Institute of Health and carries out the following functions: coordination, definition of protocols and guidelines, promotion of donations and transplants. Over the years, the international activities of CNT have evolved. These include participation at institutional meetings organized by the EC and European Council, the implementation of cooperation agreements involving EU countries, in addition to international organ exchange, and the monitoring of Italian patients abroad and foreign patients in Italy. CNT also takes part in and/or coordinates several EU projects, funded through several European Union programs that are time-limited and have clear-cut goals.

Macopharma is one of the key players in the medical device industry for blood transfusion, solution bags and biotherapy.
Macopharma’s Biotherapy division is specialised in the fields of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine. We provide our customers with solutions for Photopheresis treatment and systems to collect, process, store and expand cord blood cells.”

Established in 1984, MAK-SYSTEM’s continuing vision is to design, develop and deliver globally best-of-breed software to manage Tissue Banks, Cell and Gene Therapy Labs and Cord Blood Banks from end to end, using the best technologies and functionalities to benefit patients. Our T.C.S. software provides unrivaled functionality, scalability and technology within the same software. We are delighted to welcome you to our booth to demonstrate on the spot how our software can best serve the needs of your organization.


NuVision Biotherapies Ltd is a regenerative medicine spin-out company from the University of Nottingham, UK, specialising in the creation of high quality, affordable regenerative therapies for ocular surface indications and wound care. Its launch product, Omnigen, an innovative dry-preserved human amniotic membrane based product is being used successfully to treat human and animal patients. NuVision’s patented Tereo® manufacturing process delicately preserves the tissue’s regenerative functions and avoids the need for cryopreservation – a process proven to damage amnion. NuVision is looking to extend its reach across Europe in the form of distribution partnerships with licensed tissue establishments to ensure that more patients benefit from our accessible and innovative product.

Healthcare offers products, services and high-tech solutions in the following segments:
•          Surgical Specialties
•          Cryobiology and Lifesciences
•          Medical Gases
•          Medical Gas Distribution systems and services
The high quality products on offer are manufactured by very well-known international brands and distributed on an exclusive basis throughout Italy. The Company’s presence in the field is guaranteed by the support of a highly specialised sales team which develops and provides customers with technical and scientific solutions at the forefront of innovation.
SIAD Healthcare can also count on the experience and technical expertise of the mother company SIAD for the supply of medical gases, services, and the planning and design of total gas management and medical gas distribution systems.

SMC is a reference partner of Italian and international companies, both private and public, in the field of central/local public administration and healthcare.
SMC offers specific expertise in creating high technology software solutions, in addition to providing professional services in the following areas: ERP, Business Intelligence & KPIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Document Management (DMS), Warehouse Management (WMS), Business
Process Management (BPM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Workflow Management, e-Commerce, Social Media Management and mobile apps.
SMC believes in open source platform capabilities and over the years has established a strong relationship with Liferay (platform leader in open source enterprise solutions), becoming the first Liferay Platinum Partner in Italy. That is why SMC has created Open Square, its technologically innovative platform that helps companies offer their users a great multichannel experience.

SOL Group is an Italian multinational company, based in 25 countries worldwide, engaging in the production, sale of and applied research into technical, pure and medical gases and home care services, in  the field of biotechnology and in the production of renewable energy.
In the biotechnology area, SOL Group has for decades been highly specialized in products and services related to cryobiology applications.
SOL Group holds an ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design, construction, validation and maintenance of biobanks and can certify a whole biobank as a Medical Device, in accordance with European Directive 93/42/EEC.
SOL Group acts as a primary producer of liquid nitrogen, as well as a main distributor of dewars, rate freezers, supervisory plants and LIMS traceability software. Through its sister company Cryolab, SOL also supplies services as Disaster Recovery Plans and worldwide biological sample transportation.

Spierings Tissue Processing is a manufacturer and supplier of both manual and automated bone processing equipment for use in clean rooms. The world’s leading tissue banks are using the Spierings instruments because of their superior quality, ease of use and durability. The automated equipment makes tissue processing safer, easier and more efficient.

WAK-Chemie Medical GmbH was founded in 1985. The company specializes in innovative products for medicine and life sciences:
- Cryopreservatives for cells and tissues: CryoSure Product Line (registered in the EU as medical devices)
- Disinfectants for the cell culture area
- Special cleaning agents for liquid handling robotics
- Research reagents for histology, immunology and molecular biology
- Blood-cryobags and auxilliary products for cryopreservation processes:
CryoClose Product Line
WAK-Chemie Medical GmbH has implemented a certified quality system according to EN ISO 13485:2003‚ Medical Devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes’.
WAK-Chemie Medical GmbH is surveyed and audited yearly by the notified body MedCert GmbH, Hamburg, Germany & mdc medical device certification GmbH, Stuttgart.