BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. In 2017, BD welcomed C.R. Bard into the BD family and through this collaboration is accelerating the delivery of innovative technologies, world-class clinical education, and disease awareness programs that are helping to transform the standard of patient care. BD.com


Cook Biotech

Cook Medical is one of the world’s largest privately held developers and manufacturers of medical device technology.

Together with surgeons, Cook develops next-generation medical devices and leads workshops on cutting-edge procedures.

A leader in the advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic products for a variety of medical and surgical specialties, Cook partners with doctors and surgeons to continue its tradition of innovation with comprehensive device offerings for the operating theatre. We won’t be satisfied until every person who goes into the operating theatre leaves with a positive outcome. Learn more about us at www.cookbiotech.eu



Gore Medical Products Division engineers devices that treat a range of cardiovascular and other health conditions. With more than 40 million medical devices implanted over the course of more than 40 years, Gore builds on its legacy of improving patient outcomes through research, education and quality initiatives. Product performance, ease of use and quality of service provide sustainable cost savings for physicians, hospitals and insurers. Gore is joined in service with clinicians and through this collaboration we are improving lives.  www.goremedical.com/eu

WL Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion. www.gore.com

Mesh Suture

Mesh Suture Inc. is a forward-thinking medical device company dedicated to changing surgery with each improved patient outcome.

The company’s first product offering, DURAMESH™ Suturable Mesh, addresses the age-old surgical problem of suture pull-through, which can lead to dehiscence, hernia formation, and poor tendon function. Invented by Dr Gregory Dumanian at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, DURAMESH™ Suturable Mesh is designed for laparotomy closures, hernia procedures, orthopedic tendon repairs, and all other high tension internal closures.

Tela Bio

TELA Bio is a surgical reconstruction company and was created out of the desire to do things differently. The company is taking a fresh look at soft tissue reinforcement to reduce the inherent trade-offs between synthetic and biologic materials.  Through close collaboration with surgeons, TELA Bio is committed to delivering cost-effective products that are purposefully designed to meet surgeon and patient needs.

The company’s OviTex® Reinforced BioScaffolds are a new class of implants designed for use in hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction.  The products combine biologic and synthetic materials in a unique embroidered construction designed to surpass the performance of existing products.  The biologic material serves as an optimized scaffold for cellular repopulation, revascularization and tissue remodeling, while the polymer provides additional strength and improved handling. The embroidered construction creates thousands of pores that allow for further cellular repopulation and fluid management. OviTex is offered in multiple configurations and sizes to provide surgeons with a comprehensive solution across a wide range of hernia patients and surgical techniques.


In Association with:

British Hernia Society
British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction USA 2020
European Association of Plastic Surgeons
European association of Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery