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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 Biotech is dedicated to providing advanced tissue-repair products for improving patient outcomes globally.

Products are manufactured using proprietary extracellular matrix (ECM) technologies and manufacturing processes. They are derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and other ECM-based biomaterials. 

Through collaboration with partners and distributors, Cook Biotech products are available globally under several brand names, including Biodesign® and OASIS®.

Applications for ECM technology continually evolve. Together with a global network of scientists, partners, and medical practitioners, we continue to identify medical needs most compatible with ECM technology and develop products to meet those needs. 

Cook Biotech is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and is a sister company to Cook Medical of Bloomington, Indiana. Learn more about Cook Biotech at cookbiotech.eu and cookbiotech.com.



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.



As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year.

We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges—such as rising costs, aging populations, and the burden of chronic disease — faced by families and healthcare systems today. But, we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 160 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.


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



Based at offices in Belfast and Dublin, HSL is one of the largest privately-owned distributors supplying the health sector. In addition to supplying market leading technologies and solutions to our customers, HSL’s team provides on-going technical and clinical support to the end-user of our products. “The Patient” is always at the core of what we do.

HSL partners exclusively with world-class manufacturers across a number of surgical disciplines. FEG DynaMesh is a manufacturer centred around patient care with dedicated and highly qualified staff, in-house R&D, and intelligent production facilities combine to make FEG Textiltechnik mbH Germany’s leading manufacturer of textile surgical implants made of PVDF today.

Under the brand name DynaMesh®, FEG’s award-winning mesh products are supported by HSL in the UK and Ireland. Constant and close contact with major scientific, medical and technical institutions ensures that FEG’s high-quality products meet the latest requirements in terms of patient comfort and surgical handling.

Focussing on its core competences and expertise in textile implants, FEG Textiltechnik mbH will continue to set technical benchmarks in the future.