Our history

Our history

A long history of excellence, growth and innovation in healthcare.

The Gada Group is the result of the merger of successful companies which were operating between 1978 and 1996 and were specialized in the distribution of innovative medical technology for the healthcare sector in Italy.

Always ready to assist and create value for patients and their partners, today the Group has a prominent place in providing unique technological solutions and delivering quality, integrated healthcare services.

1978
Debut in general surgery
Distribution of Ethicon SpA surgical suture threads
1978
1981
Debut in the blood management field
Distribution of Terumo
1981
1983
Debut in Cardiac Surgery
With the introduction of Terumo Capiox® II, the world's first hollow fiber oxygenator
1983
1985
Debut in interventional radiology
With the introduction of the first Terumo hydrophilic guide wires, the Terumo Radifocus®
1985
1985
Cormed Srl is established
distribution of medical equipment, heart valve prosthesis, cardiac surgical equipment for operating rooms, systems for oncological therapies and critical care
1985
1986
Formedical Srl is established
distribution of medical devices and equipment for various surgical specialties
1986
1996
Biocor Srl is established
distribution of medical devices for laboratory tests and transfusion centers
1996
1997
First sales of Excebrane® dialyzer
The first Terumo dialyzer with bioactive cellulose membrane and vitamin E
1997
2000
EPS activities start
Edwards Lifesciences perfusion services division - Milan
2000
2002
Nefroline Srl is established
Distribution of devices for the nephrology and dialysis markets
2002
2002
Partnership Agreement with Asahi Kasei Medical
Exclusive distribution of dialyzers and FAV needles
2002
2002
Introduction of the Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1
2002
2003
Nihon Medical Italia Spa is established
Distribution of devices for interventional cardiology
2003
2004
First sales of Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1 equipment at 5 major hospitals
2004
2004
Edwards perfusion services division in Italy is acquired by the founders of GADA
EPS SpA is established as an Italian perfusion service provider
2004
2005
First sales of Vitabrane® Dialyzer
The first Asahi dialyzer with bioactive polysulfone membrane and vitamin E
2005
2005
GADA® group is founded
All commercial activities and services are unified under the name GADA
2005
2006
Partnership agreement with Greiner Bio for central Italy
Exclusive distribution for laboratory pre-analytics
2006
2006
Partnership agreement with W.L. Gore for Italy
Exclusive national distribution of cardiac surgery products
2006
2007
Partnership agreement with Terumo Cardiovascular for the entire territory of Italy
Exclusive national distribution of products for cardiac and cardiopulmonary interventions
2007
2008
Introduction of the Nobori® Drug Eluting Stent
Terumo First Generation Biodegradable Polymer Coated Drug Eluting Stent
2008
2010
Over 1,700 patients are treated daily with ASAHI dialyzers
Products distributed by the Dialysis division of GADA
2010
2011
Partnership Agreement with Abiomed
Exclusive national distribution of Impella® cardiac assist devices
2011
2011
25+ Terumo System 1 equipment installations
2011
2011
First installation of the TACSI PL platelet and leukocyte production system in a hospital
Fully automated Terumo equipment for processing leukocyte and platelet concentrates
2011
2012
Distribution agreement with Symetis and first ACURATE TA ™ transapical catheter valve implant in Italy
Symetis transapical approach valve - TAVR (Policlinico S. Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna)
2012
2014
Performed the first ACURATE neo ™ / TF transcatheter valve implant with transfemoral approach in Italy
Symetis transfemoral approach valve - TAVR (Pineta Grande Hospital, Caserta)
2014
2014
Introduction of Ultimaster® Drug-Eluting Stent (DES)
Terumo 2nd Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Coated in Bioresorbable Polymer
2014
2014
First installation of the TACSI WB blood component production system
Terumo equipment for fully automated pre-collected whole blood processing
2014
2015
Performed the 1,000th procedure with the Symetis ACURATEneo ™ / TF System at the Ferrarotto University of Catania
2015
2015
Performed the first Impella® RP catheter implantation procedure in Italy
Abiomed rapid expansion percutaneous right heart assist device (San Raffaele Hospital, Milan)
2015
2016
Estension integrated services for EPS SpA
2016
2017
Birth of Silhos, integrated solutions for healthcare logistics
2017
2017
Merger between Cormed and Gada Italia
2017
2018
New partnership with Principia
2018
2018
Partnership with Neovasc for the distribution of Reducer
2018
2018
Partnership with Lifetech Scientific Corporation
2018