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 no one can 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 nearly 155+ countries.
Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at Medtronic.eu.
From creating the first sutures, to revolutionising surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for nearly 60 years. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon’s surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and haemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. Learn more at www.ethicon.com.
Intuitive®, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Since da Vinci® became one of the first robotic-assisted systems cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery, it’s taken robotic-assisted surgery from concept to reality. Working with doctors and hospitals, we’re continuing to develop new, minimally invasive surgical platforms and future diagnostic tools to help solve complex healthcare challenges around the world. Innovating for minimally invasive care. It’s the passion that drives us at Intuitive.
Stryker are extremely proud Gold sponsors of the ACPGBI. We share collective purpose to help improve standards, promote training and to encourage the sharing of best practice within minimal access coloproctological surgery. Currently there is no adequate method for assessing micro circulation and perfusion of mobilised bowel. Since Stryker’s acquisition of Novadaq in 2017, we are delighted to be able to offer the market leading technology ICG solution, which allows clinically relevant real-time intra-operative assessment of the blood flow allowing only viable tissue to be selected for anastomosis.
THD UK is once again proud to support the ACPGBI 2019. THD has delivered colorectal solutions in the UK for over 12 years. We have added portable Manometry, Ultrasound and High Resolution Anoscopy to the THD portfolio.
Technological innovation and medical education are at the core of Arthrex’s foundations. Our philosophy of ‘Helping surgeons treat their patients better’ has not only shaped our principles and history but is guiding us into the future. This core value is why we are again this year proudly supporting the ACPGBI.