Industry Partners

Industry support

ESSD would like to thank the following companies for their unconditional support of society and its activities

Phagenesis® was formed in 2007 to translate the research of Professor Shaheen Hamdy (University of Manchester, UK), into an effective technology for standard clinical practice in hospitals.

Phagenesis is committed to scientific and clinical excellence in the development of novel therapies to treat patients suffering from neurogenic dysphagia.
The foundational science and clinical evidence for the pharyngeal electrical stimulation used in Phagenyx, has been peer reviewed and published at the highest level.


Nestlé Health Science is a leader in the science of nutrition, offering an extensive portfolio of science-based medical nutrition, consumer care products and pharmaceutical therapies.  Headquartered in Switzerland, we have more than 12,000 employees around the world, delivering nutritional solutions for consumers and patients globally.

We know that nutrition can transform the lives of those who need extra support during short- or long-term medical challenges, and it can enhance the quality of life of those who are already healthy.  With an extensive research network providing the foundation for our products, we are committed to science-based nutritional solutions that can make a real difference for consumers, patients and caregivers

Thickening liquids and food texture modification is an effective and safe method of improving patients’ swallowing ability, improving nutritional intake and reducing the risk of aspiration. Our range of thickening agents, such as ThickenUp® Junior and ThickenUp® Clear are intended for pediatric or adult patients with difficulties to swallow. Our Texture Modified Food products are tailored-made to improve swallowing function and decrease the risk of complications of dysphagia.


Building on 125 years of research, innovation and care, Nutricia pioneers medical nutrition that helps enable life-changing and life-saving health outcomes, so that people can live their life to its fullest. Nutricia supports healthy growth and development in early life and helps to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges from birth through to old age. The Nutricia portfolio includes a wide range of nutritional solutions for pre-term birth, faltering growth, food allergy, rare metabolic diseases, age-related conditions and chronic disease, such as frailty, cancer, stroke and early Alzheimer’s disease.

As part of Danone, Nutricia embraces the company’s “One Planet. One Health” frame of action reflecting that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected and therefore seeks to protect and nourish both.


The success story of ATMOS MedizinTechnik goes back to 1888. What began in a small pharmacy in Berlin has evolved over the years into an internationally active manufacturer of medical technology devices and products. This accomplishment is mainly due to the philosophy that the company has remained true to from the very beginning:
Together ahead.

The ATMOS Group employs over 300 people worldwide. Internationally positioned, it has 15 subsidiaries and  representative offices in India and Colombia as well as approximately 70 national agencies. Always keeping the demands and needs of users in mind, we develop application-oriented solutions that are safe and reliable. We supply manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and doctors worldwide with medical suction systems as well as complete solutions for ENT, gynecology, and swallowing diagnostics.

To the company management, it has always been important to incorporate not only the professional qualifications and experience of its employees, but also the interests and ideas of everyone else involved. Whether patient, medical professional, corporate partner, customer, shareholder, or employee: at ATMOS MedizinTechnik, every opinion matters. It is precisely this diversity that gives ATMOS its unique profile and plays a vital role in ensuring that the company can continue to expand its core competencies and position itself successfully on the market. The two brothers and ATMOS owners, Maik and Frank Greiser, continue with this corporate philosophy unchanged. As CEOs, they set the course enabling the “family-run family business” to grow steadily and sustainably, and to continue to pursue meaningful goals.


MNI – the Medical Nutrition International Industry association – is the voice of the medical nutrition industry at international level.

We represent companies providing solutions for nutritional therapy: Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS), Enteral Tube Feeding (enteral nutrition via the gastrointestinal tract), and Parenteral Nutrition (intravenous feeding) - as well as other actors operating in the medical nutrition market, such as ingredients and medical devices for nutritional care.

MNI works to achieve better care through better nutrition, across all ages and healthcare settings.

Our mission is to support the quality of nutritional interventions and services to best serve the interests of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare providers.

MNI strives to put nutrition at the heart of patient care and aims to create an environment that provides fair access to medical nutrition products and which supports the nutritional needs of patients throughout the world.


Our goal is to ensure optimal patient care thanks to excellent oxygen supply. Founded as a family business over 60 years ago, TRACOE medical focuses on the specialties of tracheostomy and laryngectomy with quality "Made in Germany".

From the safe initial placement of the tracheostoma to the weaning of the patient from the tracheostomy tube, TRACOE offers a complete, overarching product portfolio.

Quality by people for people - that is the guiding principle of TRACOE medical GmbH located in Nieder-Olm (Rhineland-Palatinate). We are one of the leading developers and manufacturers of medical products and aids for tracheotomized and ventilated patients. The focus of our premium product portfolio is on tracheostomy tubes for patient care - in hospitals as well as the home care sector.


Driven by the desire to improve the quality of life and care of people with a neck stoma, Atos Medical develops and manufactures high-quality medical devices for laryngectomy and tracheostomy care.

We are the leaders in neck stoma care, and our business provides innovative products for laryngectomy and tracheostomy care to help people breathe, speak, and live well.

We continually initiate or participate in clinical studies all over the world. This is made possible through our close cooperation with ENT specialists and patients. Take our Provox voice prostheses for laryngectomees, for instance. The Provox System has been a success from the start and this success is supported by a long list of peer-reviewed clinical documentation.