VisMederi was founded in 2009 from the entrepreneurial idea of two researchers, Chiara Gentile and Simona Piccirella, who decided to invest their own finances in the Life Sciences field, with particular attention to public health. The company works through grants from public entities, corporations and private subjects and is supported by a Scientific Committee, led by Prof. Emanuele Montomoli of the University of Siena, and the collaboration of qualified companies for the performance of its activities.
Vaccines division (Immunological Assessment of Vaccines). VisMederi primarily frames its field of action in the organization and management of basic research, applied research and clinical research protocols. Clinical studies, which constitute progress in the development and evaluation of preventive measures such as vaccinations, are of particular interest. For this purpose, VisMederi aims to provide support in the design of the study, the monitoring of its performance, data processing, and the preparation of intermediate and final reports according to international guidelines.
Food, safety and environment division. In 2013 the company enlarged its business, opening a division specialized in chemical and microbiological investigations on any type of food, water and work surface. The VisMederi laboratory is accredited by Accredia (Italian Accreditation Body) for several microbiological tests in compliance with the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and is included in the Tuscany Region’s official list of facilities that can perform analyses to control the safety of food and work surfaces.
A growing company. When it was first incubated at TLS (March 2010), the company was composed of the two founding shareholders, two Ph.D. students and one employee. As of January 2014, VisMederi has almost twenty employees and has experienced an exponential increase in its turnover thanks to expansion onto international markets, starting with Japan. VisMederi performs all of its activities in compliance with the European certification system UNI ISO 9001:2008 and is frequently inspected by its clients in order to guarantee maximum quality and transparency in all of its activities.