Company History

  • 2017

    Merger between Cormed and Gada Italia

  • 2016

    A new proposal from EPS SpA for Integrated Healthcare Services

  • 2015

    1000th procedure of the Symetis ACURATEneo™/TF System performed at the Ferrarotto Hospital of the University of Catania

  • 2015

    First patient implanted in Italy with the Impella® RP

    Abiomed Rapidly Deployable Right-Sided Percutaneous Cardiac Support device (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan)

  • 2014

    Introduction of the Ultimaster® Drug-Eluting Stent

    Terumo second generation bioresorbable polymer-coated DES

  • 2014

    First TACSI WB installed

    Terumo fully automated pre-collected whole blood processing unit

  • 2014

    First patient implanted in Italy with the ACURATE neo/TF

    Symetis Transfemoral Approach Valve – TAVR (Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta

  • 2012

    First patient implanted in Italy with the ACURATE TA

    Symetis Transapical Approach Valve – TAVR (Polyclinic S. Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna)

  • 2011

    25+ Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1 installed

  • 2011

    First TACSI PL installed in hospital

    Terumo fully automated pooled BC platelets processing unit

  • 2011

    Partnership with Abiomed established

    Exclusive National distribution of the Impella® Cardiac Support devices

  • 2010

    1,700+ patients daily treated with ASAHI dialyzers

    products distributed by GADA Dialysis Division

  • 2008

    Introduction of the Nobori® Drug-Eluting Stent

    Terumo first generation biodegradable polymer-coated DES

  • 2007

    Partnership with Terumo Cardiovascular established for Italy

    Exclusive National distribution of Cardiopulmonary and Cardiac Surgery products

  • 2006

    Partnership with Greiner Bio established for Central Italy

    Exclusive distribution of Pre-analytics products

  • 2006

    Partnership with W.L. Gore established for Italy

    Exclusive National distribution of Cardiac Surgery products

  • 2005

    GADA® Group established

    All commercial activities and services consolidated under GADA name

  • 2005

    First sales of the Vitabrane® Dialyzer

    Asahi first dialyzer with bioactive polisulfone membrane and Vitamin E

  • 2004

    First sales of the Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1 to five major hospital centers

  • 2004

    Edwards Perfusion Services Division in Italy acquired by GADA Founders

    EPS SpA established as Italian Perfusion Services provider

  • 2003

    Nihon Medical Italy Srl established

    Distribution of interventional cardiology devices

  • 2002

    Nefroline Srl established

    Distribution of devices for the Nephrology and Dialysis markets

  • 2002

    Partnership with Asahi Kasei Medical established for North East, Central & South Italy

    Exclusive distribution of dialyzers and AVF needles

  • 2002

    Introduction of the Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1

  • 2000

    EPS activities started (Perfusion Services Division of Edwards Lifesciences- Milano)

  • 1997

    First sales of the Excebrane® Dialyzer

    Terumo first dialyzer with bioactive cellulose membrane and Vitamin E

  • 1996

    Biocor Srl established

    Central, South West Italy (Marche, Umbria regions); Distribution of medical devices for laboratory tests and transfusion centers

  • 1986

    Formedical Srl established

    S. Italy (Calabria region); Distribution of medical devices and equipment for diverse surgical specialties

  • 1985

    Cormed Srl established

    South Italy (Abruzzo, Molise regions); Distribution of medical equipment, heart valve prostheses, cardio-surgery equipment for operating rooms, oncology, and critical care

  • 1985

    Debut in Interventional Radiology

    With the introduction of Terumo First Hydrophilic Guidewires, the Terumo Radifocus®

  • 1983

    Debut in Cardiac Surgery

    With the introduction of the World First Hollow-Fiber Oxygenator, the Terumo Capiox® II

  • 1981

    Debut in Blood Management

    Distribution of Terumo in some regions of Central Italy

  • 1978

    Debut in General Surgery

    Distribution of Ethicon SpA surgical sutures in some regions of South Italy

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A history of
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  • 2015

    First implant with the Abiomed Impella RP®

    Right-Sided Percutaneous Catheter in Italy (May 2015)

  • 2014

    First installations of the Terumo TACSI WB

    (Terumo Automated Centrifuge & Separator Integration Whole Blood)

  • 2014

    Launch of the Symetis ACURATE neo™/TF Transfemoral TAVI System

    First implant (November 2014)

  • 2012

    Launch of the Symetis ACURATE TA™ Transapical Valve

    First implant (Cardiac Bologna, S. Orsola Malpighi Prof. Di Bartolomeo, April 2012)

  • 2011

    25+ Terumo® Advanced Perfusion System 1 installed in Italy

  • 2011

    First TACSI PL installed in Italy

    (Terumo Automated Centrifuge and Separator Integration System)

  • 2011

    Partnership with Abiomed established

    (National distribution of the Impella® Ventricular Assist Device)

  • 2010

    1,700+ patients undergo chronic dialysis treatments

    with products distributed by GADA

  • 2008

    Launch of the Nobori® Drug-Eluting Stent

  • 2007

    National distribution with Terumo Cardiovascular established

  • 2006

    Partnership with Greiner Bio One established for Central Italy

  • 2006

    Exclusive partnership with W.L Gore established for Italy

  • 2005

    GADA® Group established

    All commercial activities and services consolidated under GADA

  • 2005

    Launch of first dialyzer polysulfone coated vitamin E, VitabranE ™

  • 2004

    First shipments of the Terumo® Advanced Perfusion System 1 to five major hospital centers

  • 2004

    EPS acquisition from Edwards Lifesciences Italy (Perfusion Services)

  • 2003

    Nihon Medical Italy Srl established

    Distribution of interventional cardiology devices

  • 2002

    Nefroline Srl established

    Distribution of medical devices for the Nephrology and Dialysis markets

  • 2002

    Launch of the Terumo® Advanced Perfusion System 1

  • 2002

    Start of collaboration with Asahi Kasei Medical

  • 2000

    Start of EPS activities

    Edwards Perfusion Services

  • 1997

    Launch of the first dialyzer

    with bioactive cellulose membrane and Vitamin E

  • 1996

    Biocor Srl established

    Central, South West Italy (Marche, Umbria Regions); Distribution of medical devices for laboratory tests and transfusion centers

  • 1986

    Formedical Srl established

    Southern Italy (Calabria Region); Distribution of medical devices and equipment for diverse surgical specialties

  • 1985

    Cormed Srl Established

    Southern Italy (Abruzzo, Molise Regions); Distribution of medical equipment, heart valve prostheses, cardio – surgery equipment for operating rooms, oncology and critical care

  • 1985

    Debut in Interventional Radiology

    Introduction of the Terumo First Hydrophilic Guidewires

  • 1983

    Debut in Cardiac Surgery

    Introduction of the World First Hollow-Fiber Oxygenator, the Terumo Capiox® II

  • 1978

    First Company Established

    Gamma International Srl