With the launch of the Smart Health Cluster’s activities, promoted by CBM, a number of micro/small sized enterprises and innovative start-ups have been able to benefit from a regional innovation ecosystem designed to foster information exchanges and collaborations between companies operating in different sectors as well as between companies and the world of public research, in order to grow and be competitive on the market.
Among the Cluster's micro/small enterprises, we can mention:
VivaBioCell was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of University of Udine, Italy. The company develops, manufactures and commercializes automated bioreactors to support advanced therapy medicinal product manufacturing, for innovative and regenerative medicine therapies like autologous stem cell transplantation. Medical Devices are coherent to the “Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP in a box” concept: these are “Closed Systems” that do not necessarily require being located in high sterility clean room environment. The mission is to make new medical treatments become affordable. In 2015 VivaBioCell was fully acquired by NantCell Inc, a subsidiary of NantWorks LLC group, based in Los Angeles (CA), USA.
|O3 Enterprise Srl, an innovative start-up, operating in the field of medical informatics.|
Among the medium-sized and large companies active in this "open innovation" process, we can mention
|TBS Group SpA and LIMA Corporate SpA operating in the biomedical sector.|
|ALIFAX SpA operating in the field of in vitro diagnostics.|
|Insiel Mercato SpA and Telit SpA, operating respectively in medical informatics and telecommunications.|
|Biofarma SpA, operating in the field of nutraceuticals.|
In addition, thanks to the support of the Cluster, in March 2016 the network of enterprises BioHighTech NET was established. It includes 34 enterprises of different sizes (from micro to large companies) operating in several high technology sectors with the shared aim of innovating the field of human health.