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Gold Sponsor - 6th ESSD Congress Milan

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. Fresenius Kabi’s product portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies and clinical nutrition products as well as the medical devices for administering these products. Within transfusion technologies, Fresenius Kabi offers products for collection and processing of blood components and for therapeutic treatment of patient blood by apheresis systems. 

With its corporate philosophy of "caring for life", the company is committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face. 

For more information, please visit www.fresenius-kabi.com

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor - 6th ESSD Congress Milan


Nestlé Health Science makes a positive difference to the nutritional health, well-being and quality of life of people through innovative, medically recognised nutritional solutions. Our solutions help optimise the nutritional intake of people who aim to combat disease, recover or stay healthy. Our range addresses various nutritional needs and related services including patient and healthcare professional education and training. Innovations are developed with Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and the Nestlé R&D network. The Institute enables a deeper understanding of interactions between chronic disease, lifestyle and nutrition, which enables Nestlé Health Science to develop new products.

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor - 6th ESSD Congress Milan


About Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition is a specialised business of Danone, focused on pioneering nutritional discoveries that help people live healthier and longer lives. Nutricia aims to establish medical nutrition as an integral part of healthcare, expanding Danone's mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Nutricia's extensive range of evidence-based nutrition products and services offer proven benefits and better patient outcomes. The company works with doctors and healthcare professionals in 40 countries to deliver better care and to lower the cost of care. Nutricia serves patients in hospitals, care home settings and in the community. 

The company pioneers nutritional solutions for oncology, critical care, stroke, frailty and memory loss. In paediatric care, Nutricia offers innovative products and services for the management of cow’s milk allergy, genetic metabolic disorders and faltering growth.   

For more information, visit www.nutricia.com


Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor - 6th ESSD Congress Milan

Chattanooga is the world’s largest manufacturer of rehabilitation equipment for treating musculoskeletal, neurological and soft tissue disorders. For over six decades, Chattanooga has set a benchmark for leadership, reliability and excellence. Our products contribute to better treatment outcomes in hospitals, clinics and home settings worldwide. We lead the physiotherapy industry by example and, through continuous innovation, provide real world solutions for clinicians and their patients.

Chattanooga's VitalStim Therapy is being used in rehabilitation hospitals, acute care facilities and freestanding clinics worldwide. In these facilities, it is helping speech-language pathologists (SLPs) retrain a large percentage of the patients to swallow. Successful VitalStim Therapy is getting patients off PEG tubes or thickened liquids and back to the joys of eating. VitalStim Therapy is a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) designed to treat Dysphagia through muscle re-education.

We are delighted to be demonstrating the new Chattanooga VitalStim Plus device at ESSD 2015. This next generation device comes with color video and graphical interface and incorporates innovative technologies, state-of-the-art sEMG and clinically proven treatment protocols.

DJO Global is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. Our company message is “Motion is Medicine” and our portfolio of products addresses the continuum of patient care from injury prevention through to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or degenerative disease, therefore enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. For additional information on DJO Global, please visit www.DJOglobal.com


DMG Italia, European leader for research and production of Medical Device Substances, was founded in 1993 and devoted itself to the study of etiopathogenetic processes in order to identify the most effective ways of intervening at particular key points with efficient, innovative and safe therapeutic approaches. This philosophy, combined with an intensive research, allows DMG to cover many therapeutic areas. The synergistic use of the acquired experiences assures long-term prospects for the realization of medical device substances with great therapeutic interest. Consolidate presence in Italy including own fieldforce, and established partnership with local and global players, in Europe and some extra-European Countries. We seek committed partners to successfully market product of our portfolio and pipeline, we are also able to offer tailor made solutions, from development to marketing and scientific support, speed and competency in the CE mark environment.


Nutrisens was born from a simple idea: to offer nutritionally effective products but still good and tasty. Our mission is to develop nutritional solutions for all stage of life to prevent chronic disease or to preserve patients’ quality of life. Thanks to our innovation ecosystem (R&D center, scientific partnerships, professional network, specialized clusters, etc.), we have developed a nutritional expertise on several  pathologies like dysphagia, undernutrition, diabetes, Alzheimer, kidney failure, food allergies, etc.


ORLVISION GMBH, a German medium/sized company has amassed a solid know-how in the ENT fi ber optics endoscopy, video endoscopy (with an integrated processor and light source) and otoscopes through a close cooperation with physicians and medical specialists. Through our cooperation with Rehder/Partner we have developed a performing solution for FEES diagnostic in integrating state of the arts video endoscopy and an easy to use IT solution for fi ndings, image analysis and diagnostics. The orlvision FEES system can be tailored to the need of every request (private practice, ENT, speech therapy or multifunctional clinical department). The sleek trolley with its PC panel, and just a video nasolaryngoscope can be easily rolled to the patient bed for a rapid and accurate FEES.


Phagenesis Ltd is committed to transforming the lives of people with dysphagia, using revolutionary treatments developed through a commitment to scientific and clinical excellence. The first product to be launched is Phagenyx.

Phagenyx is a treatment for neurogenic dysphagia that uses Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation (PES) to restore neurological control and in turn improve the swallow function.

Phagenyx offers a unique opportunity to treat the cause of dysphagia, thereby reducing the risk of complications and associated costs and improving outcomes.

The treatment is based on over 20 years of research and development. 


Thick & Easy™ Instant Food and Beverage Thickener provides effective solutions in the management of individuals with dysphagia.  The comprehensive range of Thick & Easy™ products, from powders through to ready-made meals, enable you to effectively manage your patients' swallowing difficulties, whilst meeting their nutritional demands, without compromising on the flavour and appearance they deserve. Visit the Thick & Easy™ stand to find out for yourself.