Our Story

Braile Biomédica was founded in 1977 by the cardiovascular surgeon Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile and it is located in São José do Rio Preto, in the state of São Paulo. With the status of a research company and the promotion of national technology, Braile Biomédica is a center of excellence in the Brazilian medical industry.

It was built due the need to enable heart surgery for the entire population, the company began its activities with the development and production of cardiac biological valves and bovine pericardial grafts, considered pioneering products in Brazil and one of the pillars that made Brazil one of the number one countries in the heart surgeries ranking. With the creation of Braile Biomédica, it was possible to level the prices of the market and of the multinational competitors.

Known as an advanced manufacturer of medical, surgical and hospital products, Braile Biomédica develops and manufactures products of the Cardiovascular, Biological & Solutions, Eletrical medical, Endovascular and Oncology lines, results of the added technology applied to other areas of Medicine, with a mission to apply Science, Innovation, Leadership and Technology in the creation and manufacture of medical products and equipment.

The company currently has approximately 300 direct employees, as well as, several complex departments such as Research, Development and Innovation (PD & I) and the Experimental Campus, known for being an advanced scientific research center formed by the Experimental Surgical Center "Prof. Dr. E. J. Zerbini" and by the Testing Laboratory "Dr. Lino Braile and Dr. Lino Ítalo Braile".

  • 1968

    1968

    - The 1st edition of the magazine “Veja”, on 09/11/1968, publishes a story about the pioneering and avant-garde spirit of the cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Domingo Braile.

  • 1974

    1974

    - Launch of the second model of the Extracorporeal Circulation Pump.

  • 1975

    1975

    - Change of the raw material for the preparation of the Prosthetic Valves from Duramater to Bovine Pericardium.

  • 1979

    1979

    - Creation of the IMC Biomédica   

    - Launch of the third model of the Extracorporeal Circulation Pump

    - Launch of the human umbilical cord graft

  • 1981

    1981

    - Beginning of the Experimental Surgery, with implantation of the Laboratory of Experimental Surgery at IMC Biomédica.

  • 1982

    1982

    - Creation of the Department of Research and Publications (DPP) with the goal of promoting, through the emphasis on research, the quality control of the products developed by the company. The DPP always deserved special attention, being a priority area and developed by few companies in Brazil.

  • 1983

    1983

    - Creation of the Braile Biomédica in São José do Rio Preto / SP.

  • 1986

    1986

    - Launch of the Extracorporeal Circulation Machine - BEC 8000.

  • 1987

    1987

    - Launch of the Extracorporeal Circulation Machine - BEC 6000.

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Uruguay and Paraguay.

  • 1988

    1988

    - Beginning of Products Exports to France.

  • 1989

    1989

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Argentina.

    - Launch of the Adult Membrane Oxygenator.

  • 1990

    1990

    - Launch of the Integral Valve Prosthesis.

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Portugal.

  • 1991

    1991

    - Lançamento de novos produtos: Oxigenador OXM Adulto e Prótese Valvar Porcina. 

  • 1992

    1992

    -  Launch of the Bubble Oxygenator and Valve Prosthesis without support.

    - The CNPQ / PADCT approves funding for the "Collagen and Polyurethane Biomaterials Development Program" research project in partnership with the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry/USP.

  • 1993

    1993

    - Implementation of the Tooling for the manufacture of injection molds.

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Germany.

  • 1994

    1994

    - Thanks to an avant-garde partnership with IBILCE / UNESP, Braile Biomédica is the first Brazilian company to have a website on the Internet, which at the time was only released for use by the university.

  • 1995

    1995

    - Participation in the project "Infrastructure Program / FAPESP" for the implementation of the Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the IBILCE / UNESP of São José do Rio Preto / SP.

    - Implantation of the Electronic Microscopy Laboratory of Transmission of IBILCE / UNESP of São José do Rio Preto / SP.

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Turkey.

     

  • 1996

    1996

    - Improvement of the Quality Assurance System.

    - New Products Launch: Gas Mixer (MGB) and Neonate Membrane Oxygenator.

    -CNPQ / PADCT-II approves funding for the Research Project: "Collagen biomaterials in association with synthetic polymers and calcium phosphate salts to use in Medicine and Dentistry" in partnership with the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry/USP.

  • 1997

    1997

    - New Products Launch: OXI Infant Membrane Oxygenator, FA-40 Arterial Filter.

    - Award granted by the International Society for Artificial Organs for the work "The chemical protecting group concept applied in the crosslinking of natural tissues with glutaraldehyde". Providence, RI, USA.

    - Beginning of Products Exports to Pakistan.

  • 1998

    1998

    - Production of Oxygenators with New Generation Membranes.

    - New Products Launch: Pre-Bypass Filter, Bifurcated Stent.

    - Infant Arterial Filter, Pediatric Membrane Oxygenator and Expansive Auto System.

  • 1998

    1998

    - Creation of new equipment for fiber coiling.

     - The Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) approves the financing of the research project: "Program for the development and construction of bovine and mechanical pericardial heart valves" in partnership with the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry/USP.

  • 1999

    1999

    - Production of Oxygenators with new generation Membranes.

    - New Products Launch: Pre-Bypass Filter, Bifurcated Stent.

  • 2000

    2000

    - ISO 9002-94 Certification for the Biological Valve Manufacturing Process.

    - 100,000 (one hundred thousand) Oxygenators marketed.

    - New Products Launch: Vacuum Drainage System; Midcabkit, ECOBEC Extracorporeal Circulation Machine.

  • 2001

    2001

    - ISO 9002-94 Certification for the manufacturing process of "Stents-Grafts".

    - New Products Launch: Extracorporeal Circulation Machine - BEC-2000, Cardiotomy Reservoir - RC-2000, Venous Reservoir - RV-2000 and Venous Cannula.

  • 2001

    2001

    - Improvement of the Clean Rooms for the compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practices Standards.

    - Acquisition of Machining, Electro-erosion and Large Injection Station.

  • 2002

    2002

    - New Products Launch: MINICEC System, Microprocessed Pressure Monitor, Measurement Unit for Extracorporeal Circulation (ECC), Thorax Retractor, Dual Stage Cannula.
     

  • 2002

    2002

    - The Biological Materials Production Department reaches the manufacturing mark of 35.341 Bovine Pericardial Valves, 21.881 Swine Valves; 851 unsupported pericardial valves and 306 non-supported porcine valves.

    - Implementation of the routine of Gymnastics Labor for employees of all the company sectors.

  • 2002

    2002

    - Implementation of the Food Program (breakfast and lunch) for employees of all the company sectors.

    - Implementation of the Young Strength Project, aimed at young apprentices with the goal of personal and professional development, as well as, social inclusion.

     

  • 2002

    2002

    - Obtainment of the ISO 9002 International Quality Seal, granted by the Italian Certifier RINA (NAVALE Italian Registry) for all production systems of bovine pericardium biological valves, the swine ones with and without support (in re-certification) and their actuation devices, solutions for blood cardioplegia and disposable products. An unprecedented achievement for the Brazilian industry segment.

  • 2003

    2003

    - Development of the inferior vena cava filter, fulfilling an extensive protocol of pre-clinical study "in vitro" and "in vivo" in animals.

    - Obtaining the ISO 9001-2000 Quality System Certification in all productive sectors of the Company.

    - Increased exports of Braile Biomédica products to Afghanistan due to the September 11 attacks.

  • 2003

    2003

    - The Braile Biomédica website registers more than 300,000 (three hundred thousand) visitors accesses.

    -  Indian surgeons use Braile Biomédica products for the first time.

    - Braile Biomédica participates in a product sales competition for the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia.

    - American market shows interest in using oxygenators and stents from Braile Biomédica.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Braile Biomédica finishes the construction of the new facilities.

    - Production of Oxygenators with new generation Membranes.

  • 2004

    2004

    - The Braile Biomédica website registers the mark of 500,000 (five hundred thousand) visits.

    - The ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and president of Interforum Global - Exchange and Development, Dulce Maria Pereira visits the company and praises the social responsibility and environmental preservation program.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Braile Biomédica occupies a privileged position among the 5,000 largest subsectors of the Hospital Doctors in the year 2002 and is among the 1,500 largest companies by sector performance according to Research published by Instituto Miguel Calmon-IMIC

  • 2004

    2004

    - It obtains the recommendation for ISO 9001:2000 Certification for the manufacturing systems of its products.

    - Researches with low resistance oxygenators developed by Braile Biomédica are carried out in sheep for clinical application in newborns with severe respiratory failure.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Braile Biomédica is again certified with the Child Friendly Company seal by Fundação Abrinq.

    - Representatives of governments of African countries visit Braile Biomédica with the intention of increasing business between the two continents, creating excellent new business prospects.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Experimental surgery in calves performed by Italian and Brazilian researchers, tests a new auxiliary pump of blood pumping.

    - Virginie Personne, a French engineer, who works at Corevalve (French company), evaluates a catheter whose valve is produced by Braile Biomédica.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Braile Biomédica exceeds the mark of 71,000 biological valves produced. Manufacture of valves in the Rio-pretense company: 1977 to 2004 - 41,587 pericardium valves with support; 1992 to 2004 - 1,122 pericardium valves without support; 1991 a 2004 - 28,156 porcine valves with support. 1993 to 2004 - 297 porcine valves without support..

  • 2004

    2004

    - The inferior vena cava filter product (aimed at venous thrombosis), manufactured by the company was a prominent subject at www.saudebusiness.com.br and at www.hospitalar.com.br.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Obtaining the Good Manufacturing Practices Certificate, after inspection by members of ANVISA - National Health Surveillance Agency.

  • 2004

    2004

    - Braile Biomédica participates in the VII SOBRICE Annual Meeting (Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery), held in Rio de Janeiro. It is the main event of minimally invasive medicine in Brazil.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Employees gain a leisure area of 2,000 square meters with soccer field, volleyball court, stands and locker room.

    - Braile Biomédica participates in studies of stem cells in cardiac procedure of the of Rio Preto region.

    - Braile Biomédica wins the Hospital Best Award 2004, a guide for excellence for the hospital market.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Braile Biomédica is featured in the newspaper “Estadão” with a story entitled "Prosthesis made in the country saves hearts in the world".

    - The newsletter "A Semana" completes 10 years with an exhibition of all editions.

    - Finep (Funding Authority for Studies and Projects) can finance future projects of Braile Biomédica.

  • 2005

    2005

    -  Braile Biomédica is the Roller/Sesi Futsal Cup champion.

    - Braile Biomédica has a significant presence at the 32nd SBCCV Congress (Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery) in Vitória, Espírito Santo.

    - Braile Biomédica participates for the 3rd time in the Sesi Quality at Work Award.

  • 2005

    2005

    - A 40-foot container is shipped from Braile Biomédica to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    - "Volunteers of the Heart" (a group of Braile Biomédica volunteers) surprises and obtains almost two tons of food for underprivileged families.

    - Recycling in Braile Biomédica preserves the environment and respects life.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Dr. Patricia Braile wins a master's degree in Law by PUC / SP.

    - 40-foot container, packed with Braile Biomédica products, is shipped to Pakistan.

    - Export on the rise. Products from Braile Biomédica are already in 22 countries.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Braile Biomédica is the general champion of the JOIS (Sesi Industrial Games) for the second time.

    - Products obtain excellence from INPE. The quality of BEC '2000 and of the Vacuum Monitor impresses researchers of the National Institute of Space Research of São José of the Campos, São Paulo.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Braile Biomédica is highlighted in the CIEE Bulletin (Center for Company-School Integration) as a company that bets on the internship as a mutual source of experience.

    - Braile Biomédica makes an impact at Brasil'Tec, Brazil's International Technology Fair, at Anhembi, São Paulo.

  • 2005

    2005

    - A new centrifuge for Neonate Heat Exchanger is developed.

    - Unit II of Braile Biomédica is inaugurated in the Industrial District.

    - Braile Biomédica receives the renewal of the Child Friendly Company Certificate from the Fundação Abrinq.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Braile Biomédica is among the 5,000 largest companies in Brazil. Its name was published in the Yearbook Business Performance Magazine. Braile occupies the 1,951 position.

    - Braile Biomédica website records more than 1 million visits.

  • 2005

    2005

    - Romania sends auditors from the OTDM-Technical Office of Medical Device, designated by the Ministry of Health of Romania to Braile.

    - New Equipment for the Machining Center arrives at the company. In addition to machining more complex parts and pieces, the equipament has precision measurements.

  • 2006

    2006

    - The year begins with a visit from Prof. Dr. Adib Jatene, former Minister of Health.

    - Braile Biomédica Experimental Block in a fast pace of construction.

    - Braile Biomédica is featured in the 33rd BSCVS Congress in Salvador, Bahia.

  • 2006

    2006

    - The Engineering and Cannulas Departments present new products. The cannulas arrive at the market with the latest technology.

    - Braile Biomédica sends a container with Oxygenators and accessories to Karachi, Pakistan.

    - An article about Braile Biomédica is highlighted in a special issue of the newspaper “Estadão”.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica was approved in the revision of ISO 9001-2000. The RINA certifier (Italian Navale Registry) audited the company departments.

    - Prince Charles Emmanuel Yace, from Côte d'Ivoire, visits Braile.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Labor Gymnastics of Braile Biomédica is a subject in the newspaper “Bom Dia” as a company that invests in the health of employees.

    - Americans from the 2nd Baptist Church of Conway, Arkansas (USA), get to know the company.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Machine for tapering of plastic tubes used in quick change catheters is developed in the company.

    - Braile Biomédica acquires the new Electric Injector.

  • 2006

    2006

    - The Braile stand is a success in the North / Northeast Cardiology Congress, XXVIII North / Northeast Cardiovascular Surgery Congress and the VI Alagoas Cardiology Congress in Maceió, Alagoas.

    - Braile Biomédica wins the registration rights to export to the European Union.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Angolan doctors and businessmen visit Braile Biomédica.

    - Braile Biomédica is a Three Time Champion of the JOIS (Sesi Industrial Games).

  • 2006

    2006

    - Parts Injection Department has new equipment. The sector gains dehumidification system and controlled feed of raw material.

    - IPT (Institute for Technological Research) proposes a partnership with Braile Biomédica. The goal is to provide technological support with cost reduction and improved competitiveness.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica has recertification of Good Manufacturing Practices of Anvisa.

    - Braile Biomédica supports Pescar Project, which trains and directs disadvantaged youngsters to the job market.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica is the 2nd  best company in the state of São Paulo in Quality at Work.

    - Colombian Cardiologists Juan F. Vélez and Martha Perez from Medellin get to know Braile.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica has unpublished research of Stem Cells. Dr. Ana Paula Marques and Dr. Rosa Kawasaki present the results of the research with human umbilical cord.

    - Braile Biomédica supports technology-company-university integration.

  • 2006

    2006

    - The Newspaper “Diário da Região” launches a special supplement on Medicine of São José do Rio Preto where Braile Biomédica is cited as synonymous with technology.

    - Professionals of Braile elaborate technical standard for Extracorporeal Circulation machine, available on the website of ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards).

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica showcases products at SoBrice, IX Congress of the Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.

    - Fundação Abrinq renews the accreditation of Braile Biomédica as a Child Friendly Company.

  • 2006

    2006

    - A large number of valves go to Austria.

    - Professionals of the Medical Surgical Research Center (CIMEQ) of the city of Havana, Cuba, visit Braile.

  • 2006

    2006

    - Braile Biomédica is the best in the countryside region of São Paulo in the Best Companies for Internships Award of CIEE (Center for Company-School Integration).

    - Braile's stand is one of the most visited in the IX Brazilian Congress of Phlebology and Lymphology, in Rio Preto.

  • 2007

    2007

    - The Magazine “Agitação”, from CIEE (Center for Company-School Integration), highlights Braile Biomédica for its third place in the Best Companies for Internships Award in the countryside region of São Paulo.

    - Ecuadorian doctors visit Braile.

  • 2007

    2007

    - The Tooling Department wins the Robofil 240 sl. The Wire EDM machine has 5 axes, automatic wire feed and 2D programming.

    - The Tooling Department is audited and receives ISO certification.

  • 2007

    2007

    - The Consul General of the Republic of San Marino and Counselor of the Italian Brazilian Cultural Institute (ICIB) visits Braile.

    - Special note of the newspaper “Bom Dia” in commemoration of the 155 years of São José de Rio Preto, highlights Braile Biomédica as a company that exports life.

    - Braile Biomédica stand is successful in the II Neurosurgery Meeting and I Critical Endovascular Surgery Meeting, in Rio Preto.

  • 2007

    2007

    - Canadians from the Rotary Club visit Braile Biomédica.
    - Li Jiaoyun, Consul General and Lu Yuzhong of China, accompanied by the lawyer Dr. Durval de Noronha, visit Braile and leave open doors for future negotiations.

  • 2007

    2007

    - 34th BSCVS Congress, in Costão do Santinho, Santa Catarina has the presence of Braile Biomédica.
    - The Electromechanics Department develops digital control for engines. The New controller uses a microcontroller and the entire control process of the BEC's engine is digitized.

     

  • 2007

    2007

    - Cuban doctors visit Braile Biomédica.
    - Braile Biomédica is among the 50 best companies for internships in the State of São Paulo.

     

  • 2007

    2007

    - For the seventh consecutive year, Braile Biomédica receives from the Fundação Abrinq, the renewal of accreditation as a Child Friendly Company.
     

  • 2008

    2008

    - History of success: The 10 years of Telecurso 2000 of Braile Biomédica.
    - Braile has a strong presence at the 8th  Congress of the Brazilian Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (SBNRDT), 11th  Congress of the Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery (Sobrice) and 6th Congress of the Brazilian Ibero-American Society of Interventionism (SIDI), in Costa do Sauípe / BA.

  • 2008

    2008

    - Braile donates blankets to the Social Solidarity Fund of Rio Preto.

  • 2008

    2008

    - Braile has a significant presence at the Hospital Fair 2008 and XXVIII North and Northeast Clinical Cardiology Congress and XX Cardiac Surgery Congress in São Paulo.
    - Embraer of the Heart: Company is featured in the newspaper “Estadão”.

  • 2008

    2008

    - Arlindo Chinaglia, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, visits Braile.
    - Braile Biomédica supports drug prevention program.

  • 2008

    2008

    - Dr. Domingo Braile and the company’s stand are highlights of the XII IMC - Famerp Day of Angiology and Vascular Surgery of Rio Preto.
    - For the fifth time (fourth in a row) JOIS champion general's trophy goes to Braile.

  • 2008

    2008

    - International Symposium on Embolization Therapy Techniques - Embolution 2008, has a Braile stand.
    - Young entrepreneurs visit Braile in search of knowledge.

     

  • 2008

    2008

    - With the support of Braile, the II Caipira Symposium of Cardiovascular Surgery is completed.
    - Braile exhibits products at the 1st International Aortic Surgery Congress and IX - Angiology and Vascular Surgery Meeting in Porto Alegre / RS.

  • 2008

    2008

    - Braile wins the regional stage of the Sesi Quality at Work Award.
    - 25 years of Braile Biomédica: the celebrations for the company’s silver jubilee begin in September.
    - Tribute from Industry: Dr. Braile received recognition from CIESP in a night of great emotion.

     

  • 2008

    2008

    - Braile Biomédica and its collaborators are partners of Santa Claus and bring gifts for 131 children.
    - Braile launches the Extracorporeal Life Support Oxygenator (ECMO and ECLA).

     

  • 2009

    2009

    - New EMS-Datasul software begins to be implemented at Braile and it already shows advantages and economic savings.
    - Completion of the construction works of the surgical experimentation campus of Braile Biomédica that is composed by the Testing Laboratory and Experimental Surgical Center.

  • 2009

    2009

    - The second generation assumes the presidency of Braile Biomédica. Dr. Domingo Braile and Dr. Maria Cecilia assume the command of the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Patrícia Braile Verdi takes over as President and Dra Valéria Braile Sternieri as Vice President.
     

  • 2009

    2009

    - To celebrate the 70 years of Dr. Domingo Braile's life, the inauguration ceremony of the company's surgical experimentation campus is held: the Testing Laboratory Dr. Lino Braile and Dr. Lino Ítalo Braile and the Experimental Surgical Center Prof. Dr. E. J. Zerbini. Then there is the presentation of the Military Police Regimental Band.

     

  • 2009

    2009

    - Products from Braile Biomédica are highlighted at the 35th BSCVS Congress in São Paulo.
    - Sheep surgery is performed for the first time at the Experimental Surgical Center Prof. Dr. E. J. Zerbini.

  • 2009

    2009

    - Braile Biomédica presents products at the International Congress of Endovascular Surgery (CICE), in São Paulo.
    - Braile Biomédica participates in the 36th Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery, held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.

     

  • 2009

    2009

    - First Bifurcated Endoprosthesis implanted in Acre is from Braile Endovascular.
    - Braile participates in the 12th  Feimafe and 10th Quality. Largest fair of machine tools and metrology equipment in Latin America. The company shows the Brazilian technological evolution in the health field.

  • 2009

    2009

    - In the media: Braile products are featured in a surgery shown in the news program “Fantástico”.
    - Braile in the newspaper “Estadão”. Braile’s research on Stem Cells in scientific cooperation with Famerp, Unesp and USP is a national highlight.

     

  • 2009

    2009

    - TV CNN of Mexico highlights the success of Braile products at Feimafe.
    - Braile's product is featured in the news program “Jornal da Record” in an article about the Transcatheter Heart Valve implantation at the Paulista School of Medicine in São Paulo (EPM).

     

  • 2009

    2009

    - Dr. Domingo Braile receives the AC&T Technology Award.
    - Study Groups aggregate knowledge. Initiative of the Board of Directors of Braile Biomédica encourages training and qualification throughout the company. 

  • 2009

    2009

    - Departments adjust themselves to the new information and business technology base.
    - Cardiology Roda Viva: the Domingo Braile Institute promotes the Vanguard Symposium on Cardiology.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - Interbio Futsal 2010: With 90 athletes, the biggest sporting event of Braile Biomédica begins.
    - Braile visits MD&M West, the largest international trade show for components and devices for the medical industry in Anaheim, California, USA.

  • 2010

    2010

    - Braile products are used in an unprecedented transplant in Rio Preto. Newborn gets new heart in HB.
    - Braile Biomédica participates in the 37th Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery, in Belém, Pará.

  • 2010

    2010

    - DOMINUS is launched in Belém.
    - Successful partnership: 1st Representatives and Distributors Meeting marks a new time for Braile Biomédica with its business partners.

  • 2010

    2010

    - Braile receives the Solidary Company Seal.
    - Braile renews the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification.
    - DOMINUS is a success at CICE 2010, in São Paulo.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - Braile presents products underway at the Barretos Cancer Hospital.
    - Researches Incentives: In an unprecedented achievement, Braile Biomédica has four projects approved in a single time at Finep (Funding Authority for Studies and Projects).

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - The Company’sManagement concludes MBA in PDA - Partnership for the Development of Shareholders at Fundação Dom Cabral.
    - São Francisco Trophy:  São Francisco Hospital, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre/RS, completes 80 years and honors great names of cardiology, among them Dr. Domingo Braile.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - Life Researches: TV TEM, affiliate of Rede Globo, showcases Braile as a highlight in innovation and medical research.
    - Perfusion Students of Incor and Unicamp visit Braile.

  • 2010

    2010

    - Braile at the XIII Angiology and Vascular Surgery IMC / Famerp Day.
    - Important names in heart surgery discuss the advances of the specialty in Rio Preto, at the 3rd Caipira Symposium.

  • 2010

    2010

    - Dr. Braile is honored at the 3rd Caipira Symposium.
    - Indian businessmen visit Braile Biomédica.
    - Prof. Dr. Adib Jatene visits his friend Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile, in Rio Preto.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - American businessmen visit Braile Biomédica.
    - Volunteers from Braile participate in another Citizenship Caravan, from Acirp.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - Our Endoprostheses in China: Products were presented by the cardiac surgeon of Cascavel/PR at "The Sixth International Stroke Summit" in Nanjing.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    - Dr. Braile in the Magazine “Pesquisa Fapesp”: Doctor, researcher and inventor tells how he built a cardiac device company in the countryside region of São Paulo.

  • 2011

    2011

    - Children's HeartLink, an American NGO that specializes in the treatment of children with heart disease, visits Braile Biomédica.
    - Braile consolidates partnership with the Barretos Cancer Hospital.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Proud to be Brazilian. Braile Biomédica shines with futuristic stand and national technology at the 38th Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery in Porto Alegre, RS.
    - CICE 2011. Braile is present at an endovascular area event that brought together specialists from all over Brazil and abroad.

  • 2011

    2011

    - Braile receives Solidary Company Seal 2010.
    - Small remarkable. The Braile Biomédica stand draws attention because the innovation and quality of the products, in the 1st International Vascular Surgery Course, in Gramado, RS.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Braile is top, says ANVISA, during a lecture at HOSPITALAR 2011.
    - Colombians from the Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia, in Bucaramanga visit Braile.
    - Professionals bring novelties and news in the sensors area from Chicago, USA.

  • 2011

    2011

    - Fair in New York shows trends in the manufacture of endoprosthesIs.
    - Braile creates new interactive business showcase and services on the site.
    - Dr. Braile earns a personalized at portal www.domingobraile.com.br. 

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Special line of endoprosthesis developed by Braile with the Barretos Cancer Hospital enchants gastroenterologists, endoscopists and oncologists.
    - Dr. Braile is awarded the Dr. Synésio de Mello e Oliveira - Nove de Julho Medal.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Solidary Company: Social Solidarity Fund receives coats from Braile.
    - Professionals at the Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, USA, get to know Braile.
    - The Basketball team is five-time champion of JOIS - Sesi Industrial Games.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - The Braile Family specializes in business management at Fundação Dom Cabral and prepares future generation.

  • 2011

    2011

    - Hope for cancer patients: With the support of FINEP Finep (Funding Authority for Studies and Projects) and the scientific partnership with Unesp, Braile uses nanotechnology in the development of Microspheres for Embolization.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - 1st ParTec Seminar: Dr. Braile and professionals in the technology and development area debate about the installation of the Rio Preto’s Technology Park.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Eletrical Medical products and equipment are audited and receive the BRTUV certification.
    - Oraminda Terezinha da Mata, 62, who celebrated 11 years of the first heart transplant in Rio Preto, performed by Dr. Braile's team conducts an interview with Braile.

  • 2011

    2011

    - RARE GEM: The first transcatheter heart valve produced in Brazil is approved by ANVISA.
    - Braile celebrates 10 years of the ISO 9001 certification.

  • 2011

    2011

    - The company participates in the Brazilian Congress of Angiology and Vascular Surgery in São Paulo.
    - Inovare®, attracts Brazilian doctors.
    - The magazine “Veja” quotes Braile in an article about cities that are in development in Brazil.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Braile launches LINUS, new product of the endovascular area.
    - Braile on the coast of São Paulo: the SCIVESP Congress attracted specialists from all over the State.

  • 2011

    2011

    - Dr. Braile receives the diploma of citizen of Espírito Santo from the Legislative Chamber of the State of Espírito Santo.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Braile participates in the Brazilian Congress of Extracorporeal Circulation in the capital of Bahia.
    - Braile participates in SBAD - Week of the Digestive System in Porto Alegre, RS.

  • 2011

    2011

    - The Marketing team produces parts with an emphasis on market, press and government recognition of Braile products and processes.

     

  • 2011

    2011

    - Braile is the first company in the region to receive the Finep Innovation Award.
    - Braile volunteers participate in the  Citizenship Caravan.

     

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile website receives English and Spanish versiosn and becomes a showcase for the world.
    - Dr. Braile receives "Benedicto Montenegro Award" from the Brazilian College of Surgeons (São Paulo Chapter).

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile participates in the I Cardiovascular Diseases Symposium of the São Nicolas Hospital, in Catalão, Goiás.
    - Inovare is quoted in the Nature Reviews, one of the publications with the highest impact fator in the world scientific scenario.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - CNPq awards Braile with scholarships for researchers.
    - Braile in the news program “Fantástico”:  A news story exhibited in the news program “Fantástico” about new technique of lungs transplants, shows the Braile CEC set during a revolutionary procedure in Brazil.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Launch: Centriflux Centrifuge Pump and CentriPump Control Module are presented to Braile partners.
    - In the Innovation Radar: Inovare Transcateter Valve wins the Inova Health Award 2012, from ABIMO.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery, in Maceió, Alagoas, receives the brilliance of the Rare Gem, Inovare.
    - Braile is present at the 2nd International Vascular Surgery Course (ICRC), in Porto Alegre.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Stent is featured in vascular informative, Cendovascular.
    - Rotary professionals from Sweden and Mexico get to know Braile.
    - Free Topic on Triple Stent Layer wins award in Porto Alegre.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - In a short time, Braile's video channel on the Internet reaches more than 8 thousand views.
    - Innovation in Stents brings specialists in vascular surgery to Braile.
    - Braile undergoes an audit of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 and is praised by the certifier.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Inovare is an attraction at Hospitalar 2012, the second largest health fair in the world.
    - Researchers at USP São Carlos Engineering choose Braile to develop a Quality project.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile Development, Teaching and Research Fund (BRAILE FUNDEP) is included in the register of the Directory of Institutions of CNPq - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Rotarians from India visit Braile.
    - Braile is a partner in the professional training of young people of Pescar Project.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile is present at the XII ANPEI Conference, which discussed the advances of Innovation in the country.
    - Braile receives the Solidary Company Seal.
    - Jaguaré Hospital receives the name of Dr. Braile. 

  • 2012

    2012

    - Employees participate in MD&M, the largest medical device fair in Brazil.
    - In an interview with the magazine “Valor”, Dr. Patricia Braile Verdi, talks about the company innovation.
    - Inovare will be presented in Spain and USA.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile participates in two important events in Rio Preto: 4th Caipira Symposium of Cardiovascular Surgery and XIV Angiology and Vascular Surgery IMC / Famerp Day.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile participates in the Digestive System Symposium of the Santa Izabel Hospital in the capital of Bahia.
    - Braile researchers present innovation in nanotechnology at the largest Medicine and Biology event of the World, in the USA.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile renews Child Friendly Company Seal (ABRINQ).
    - Braile’s technical support goes to Colombia and Angola.

  • 2012

    2012

    - An article on the manufacturing process of biological valves is transmitted in a global program, Antena Paulista.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Specialist from Chile and Venezuela visit Braile.
    - Students of the INCOR perfusion course have practical classes of the products in the Experimental Surgical Center.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile and the Children's Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas of São Paulo are partners in the project that will benefit patients with congenital respiratory diseases.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Taiwanese Rotarians are delighted with Braile.
    - For the second consecutive year, Braile is awarded by FINEP.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Heart Volunteers: Braile Biomédica and the Domingo Braile Institute make the difference in the Citizenship Caravan.
    - Braile participates in the Awareness Campaign on Aortic Stenosis, the Young Hearts Project.

     

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile at the 1st Oncologic Surgery Congress, in Brasília, DF.
    - Researchers from UFCG, in Paraíba, partner with Braile.

  • 2012

    2012

    - Braile participates in the 30th Brazilian Extracorporeal Circulation Congress, in Belo Horizonte, MG.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Launch of the Braile Biomédica's 30-year commemorative stamp.
    - Braile participates in MD&M West - Medical Design & Manufacturing West in the city of Anaheim, California-USA.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile teaches a CEC course for professionals from the Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital of Rio Preto.
    -Implant of the first Inovare transcateter valve is performed at the Lúcio Rebelo Hospital in Goiânia-GO.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile is visited by the staff of the Children's Hospital of Boston - Harvard Medical School.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Collaborative research from Braile Biomédica on "Analysis of the effect of high power laser on swine cardiac mitral valves" won the  prize for best work  in the surgical field at the 33th American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Coference in Boston, USA.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile in a PROTEC magazine (Pro-Innovation Magazine of the Brazilian Society Pro-Technological Innovation).
    - Braile, the champion of Brazilian innovation in the medical industry, of the Inova Health Prize 2013, is featured in the April issue of ABIMO’s magazine.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile participates in the 40th Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Congress in Florianópolis-SC.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile is present in the 2nd edition of CIMES - Innovation in Materials and Equipment for Health Congress, in São Paulo.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile participates in Hospitalar - International Fair of Products, Equipment, Services and Technology for Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmacies, Clinics and Consultation Offices.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile participates in the 1st Women Cancer Symposium at the Pestana Hotel in Salvador-BA.
    - Braile participates in the largest event in the Americas: Hospital Forum Fair 2013, held at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo-SP.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Dr. Domingo Braile is invested as immortal of the Academy of Medicine of São Paulo in a solemn session at the Medicine and Surgery Society of Rio Preto.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile participates in a Hands-On session with a transapical transcatheter valve simulator at the SOLACI Congress (Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology / SBHCI - Brazilian Society of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology).

  • 2013

    2013

    - Project 30 + 5 is launched at the party in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Braile Biomédica.
    - Students of the InCor-SP Perfusion course visit Braile.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Inovare Valve, one of the 37 items that represent Rio Preto, is buried in the Time Capsule of the Rio Preto Region. 

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Dr. Braile is an honorary member of the Academy of Medicine of Piauí. In addition, he receives the Commendation of the State Order of the Renaissance Merit of Piauí, in recognition of the work developed.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile participates in the 40th BrazilianAngiology and Vascular Surgery Congress in Florianópolis-SC.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile receives the "Solidary Company 2012" Seal of the Social Solidarity Fund of São José do Rio Preto.
     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile Biomédica participates in the XI Brazilian Society of Oncologic Surgery Congress in São Paulo-SP.
    - Braile participates in the VI Brazilian South Congress of Vascular Surgery and IV Brazilian South Symposium on Extracorporeal Circulation, in Gramado-RS.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile is a highlight in corporate governance in the area of "Family Succession" in an article published in the newspaper “Diário da Região”.

  • 2013

    2013

    - Braile Biomédica participates in Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) in the city of São Franscisco, USA.

     

  • 2013

    2013

    - Dr. Domingo Braile receives from President Dilma Roussef the trophy of 1st place in the FINEP Innovation Award 2013 in the Medium-Sized Enterprise category.

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Serviços e Consultoria Ltda is inaugurated - a Shared Services Center.
    - Braile Biomédica participates in the MD&M West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Biomédica participates in the XXII Former Trainees of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Service Meeting - Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital in São Paulo.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile participates in the NIDays 2014, the main event organized by National Instruments Brasil.
    - The Inovare Transcateter Valve is featured in the magazine “Pesquisa FAPESP” in the edition no. 217 of March, with an article on the partnership between researchers of universities.

  • 2014

    2014

    - Dr. Braile is elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the São José do Rio Preto Technology Park. 
    - Braile participates in the 41st Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Congress in Porto de Galinhas - PE. 

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Biomédica receives the audit of the company BRTUV, belonging to the TUV NORD GROUP of Germany and the IBQN of Brazil.
    - Braile participates in the 3rd CIMES - Innovation in Materials and Equipment for Health Congress at the Rebouças Convention Center in São Paulo-SP.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Biomédica is one of the five finalists of the Inova Health Award 2014, competing with the LUMINI Self-expanding Endoprosthesis.
    - Braile participates in the CICE (International Congress of Endovascular Surgery) 2014 at the Convention Center of the Sheraton São Paulo WTG Hotel in São Paulo-SP.

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile's Inovare valve is the subject of the article "The Key to the Heart" published in the magazine “UNESP Ciência”.
    - Braile Bomédica receives Edward B. Diethrich Award at CICE 2014.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Inovare Valve is highlighted at the EuroPCR in Paris by Dr. Marcelo Queiroga, one of the authors of the book "TAVI - Brazilian Society of Hemodynamic Actuation (SBHCI) in the Incorporation of Aortic Bioprosthesis Catheter Implant in Brazil", launched at the event.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Biomédica participates in the Aorta Specialists Symposium focusing on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections at the Renaissance Hotel in São Paulo-SP. 

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - The Inovare Transcateter valve is featured in the world's largest transcatheter valve event, the TVT - Transcatheter Valve Therapies held in Vancouver, Canada.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Dr. Patrícia Braile is once again a member of the board of directors of the Business and Entrepreneurial Women's Council (CMEE) of ACIRP in São José do Rio Preto.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile in partnership with the distributor of LENTIX products, from Uruguay, holds a workshop in Montevideo to present the products to to cardiac and hemodynamicist surgeons.
    - Rio Preto is number one in the countryside according to the magazine “Você S/A”, no. 194 July edition and it shows Braile Biomédica in the article.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - Braile Biomédica participates for the first time as exhibitor of the largest event dedicated to health in the United States: FIME SHOW (Florida International Medical Equipment Trade).

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - With the valve for 24 years: the newsletter A Semana (issue no.740) tells the story of Mrs. Helena who received the implant at the hands of Dr. Domingo Braile.
    - Braile Biomédica receives the seal of "Solidary Company" for another year.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - BIOKIDS: in commemoration of the children's day, employees' children visit the company.

  • 2014

    2014

    - In October the company once again joined the "Pink October" campaign and participated in the campaign "Scarves of Love" in order to collect headscarves for women with breast cancer.

     

  • 2014

    2014

    - "With the heart in the enterprise": ACIRP celebrates its 94 years with a special talk show with the Braile family.

  • 2014

    2014

    - For the first time, Braile Biomédica supports the "Blue November" campaign, dedicated to the prevention of prostate cancer.
    - MEDICA 2014: Braile participates in the largest medical fair in the world in Germany.

     

  • 2015

    2015

    - Never seen before: the newspaper "El País" in Uruguay highlighted the Inovare valve implant in a patient in the country. The valve was a donation from Braile Biomédica.

  • 2015

    2015

    - Braile Biomédica is accredited to CONCEA (National Council for the Control of Animal Experimentation).
    - Patrícia Braile, President of Braile Biomédica, is elected to the Council of ABIMO (Brazilian Association of Industries of Medical, Dental, Hospital and Laboratory Equipment).

  • 2015

    2015

    - Braile Biomédica is in second place in the Inova Health Award, with the Stent-Graft Endoprosthesis Dominus Fenestrada.
    - Two of the papers presented by Braile Biomédica at the SBCCV Congress are awarded and are ranked first in the category Best Free Topic (learn more in A Semana,  Issue no. 758).

     

  • 2015

    2015

    - Braile Biomédica registers export record in March.
    - The company is participating in a debate, organized by the Commission on Human Rights, on the worrying situation of surgical assistance to patients with cardiovascular diseases.

     

  • 2015

    2015

    - In July (2015) the first Transcateter INOVARE valve implants were carried out in the capital of Peru, Lima.
    - It was published in the Official Gazette, August 10th, the approval of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) of the change in the Registry of the Inovare Transcateter Valve, in which new indications of use were included.

     

  • 2015

    2015

    - Braile Biomédica was present at the FIME SHOW 2015 (Florida International Medical Equipment Trade) in Miami, the largest fair of the health segment of the United States.

     

  • 2015

    2015

    - Three INOVARE Transcatheter Valve implants were performed at the La Costa Medical Center in Asunción, Paraguay.
    - In November at Braile Biomédica, the I Triple Stent Endovascular Symposium, with the goal of presenting and discussing techniques and technologies for the treatment of aortic diseases was carried out.

  • 2015

    2015

    - NEVER SEEN BEFORE: in September, 2015, Braile Biomédica launched the Campaign "100% Heart", which aims to inform and prevent heart disease. (On September 29th, the World Heart Day is celebrated).

  • 2015

    2015

    - The Technical Consultants, Distributors and Specialists of Braile Biomédica participated in the Braile Biomédica Sales Workshop, held in the company premises.
    - Braile Biomédica participated in the European Congress of Cardiology, held in London.

     

  • 2016

    2016

    - cENDOVASCULAR Triple Stent Symposium is held at Braile Biomédica for another year and it aims to discuss techniques and technologies for the treatment of aortic diseases.

  • 2016

    2016

    - Inovare in the Media: An article highlights effectiveness of the Transcateter valve of Braile Biomédica in the treatment of Aortic Stenosis, a disease that constitutes in the reduction of the aorta valve opening.
    - Braile Biomédica receives the innovation and technology manager of the British government.

  • 2016

    2016

    - Pride: during the congress Dr. Domingo Braile is honored and presented with trophy in acknowledgement for the services provided to Brazilian cardiovascular surgery.
    - Braile Biomédica participates in the CICE2016 (International Congress of Endovascular Surgery).

  • 2016

    2016

    - Braile is among the finalists in the Inova Health Prize 2016 with the SAFIRA Centriflux Centrifugal Pump.
    - Braile Biomédica receives for another year the solidary seal.

     

  • 2016

    2016

    - Braile Biomédica participates in PCR Innovators Day and EuroPCR in Paris, France.
    - The "Heart Museum" kept on the second floor of the building, tells the story of Braile Biomédica and cardiac surgery.

     

  • 2016

    2016

    - Braile Biomédica participates in an important event for the health industry, the 5th CIMES (Innovation in Materials and Equipment for Health Congress).

  • 2016

    2016

    - 100% Heart / Red September: for the second consecutive year, the company promotes the campaign for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
    - Braile Biomédica is a signatory of the Ethical Health Sector Agreement - Importers, Distributors and Manufacturers of Medical Devices, established by the Brazilian Association of Importers and Distributors of Implants (ABRAIDI), the Ethos Institute and the importers, distributors and manufacturers of implantable medical devices.

     

  • 2016

    2016

    -  The third procedure of Inovare in India is carried out.
    - Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile is chosen by Lide Rio Preto (group of business leaders) to receive the title of Distinction Achievement Entrepreneur.

  • 2016

    2016

    - Braile was present at the 26th Scientific Forum-International Congress of Cardiovascular Sciences, held in Belo Horizonte.
    - Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile participated in the IV Bahia Conference on Angiology and Vascular Surgery Day that took place in Salvador, Bahia.
    - Braile Biomédica supports human health awareness campaign  (Blue November).

  • 2017

    2017

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  • 2017

    2017

    - Prof. Dr. Domingo Braile receives from the Regional Council of Medicine of the State of SP (CREMESP) the honor of the Merit for the services provided to society.

  • 2017

    2017

    - Braile Biomédica participates in the Forum "Ageing and Public Policies of Attention to Health in High Cardiovascular Complexity" held in the Federal Senate, Brasilia / DF.

     

  • 2017

    2017

    - The company participates in the Cardio-Pulmonary Congress in Thailand.
    - Braile was present at the International Congress on Oncology (HIPEC), carried out in Latin America for the first time.

     

  • 2017

    2017

    - Multiplying knowledge: Technical Presentations program moves the Braile Biomédica’s PD&I team.
    - Coaching and Mentoring: training encourages the development of the Braile Biomédica’s commercial team.

  • 2017

    2017

    - The company launches its distance training platform, the Braile Biomédica Training Center, aimed at the national commercial team and international distributors.
    - HIPEC International Meeting: Braile Biomédica was present at the International Congress on Oncology.

     

  • 2017

    2017

    LAUNCHES IN 2017!
    - OxyPrime® Membrane Oxygenator
    - Vivere® Biological Valve

  • 2017

    2017

    - Inovare® Transcateter Valve: The Brave Biomédica Inovare® Valve was the subject of the latest edition of the "Health in Practice" program of TV Unesp.
    - "India Valves": Braile Biomédica participates in an important event in the medical field, held in New Delhi.

  • 2017

    2017

    - 100% Heart Campaign: for the third consecutive year, the company promotes the heart disease prevention campaign.
    - Patricia Braile, President of the Company, was honored in commemoration of the 25 years of work focused on Braile Biomédica, in the month of September / 2017.

     

  • 2017

    2017

    - 5S Program: Braile Biomédica implements a program that seeks total quality through organization and discipline in the work environment.
    - The Company supports for another year the Pink October and Blue November campaigns.

     

  • 2017

    2017

    - Solidarity in focus: employees participate in the 20th Acirp Citizenship Caravan, which aims to provide free services to the population of the city.
    - Braile was one of the participants of the 33rd Uruguayan Congress of Cardiology 2017, in Punta Del Este.

  • 2017

    2017

    - Braile Biomédica was present at Medica 2017 Dusseldorf, held in Germany.
    - Health ethics and compliance: the company’s president participates in the "Brazil 2018", an event that dealt with the topic.

     

  • 2018

    2018

    - "Ethics, the road to success":  the 2018 sales convention promoted by Braile Biomédica addresses the relevant issue for the survival of companies in the market.

  • 2018

    2018

    - In January Braile Biomédica reached historical record of Production in biological and disposable products.
    - Braile Biomédica participated at Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2018, one of the main interventional cardiology congresses in the world, held in Washington DC, United States.
    - On May 08, 2018 the first procedure of Braile Biomédica's Branched Endoprosthesis in Italy, in Palermo, was carried out. The procedure was a success.