Our History

Proud Heritage As World-Class Equipment Manufacturer

VIVOLTA’s uniquely integrated electrospinning solutions stem from its proud heritage as a high-performance electrospinning equipment designer and supplier. This heritage underlies our talented team of engineers, scientists and specialists spanning design, process, application, manufacturing, quality, and regulatory disciplines.

VIVOLTA, formerly IME Medical Electrospinning, was founded in 2008, as a spinout of the Technical University of Eindhoven. The primary goal of the company was to solve a long-existing challenge in the biomaterials field: make electrospinning reproducible and consistent so that it can be applied in the clinic and dramatically improve people’s health. Over the years, the company established itself as a world leader in the design and supply of high-performance electrospinning equipment for R&D purposes. Over 120 IME electrospinning R&D platforms were sold and distributed across six continents, illustrating the success and reputation for quality and consistency of the brand.

VIVOLTA offices.

Evolution Into An Integrated CDMO

In 2018, the company began its transition from equipment vendor to contract development and manufacturing solutions provider. The campaign to develop the MediSpinTM platform – the world’s first fully-automated, large-scale medical electrospinning production platform – commenced, culminating in 7 patent families.

Based in the Brainport region of the Netherlands, home of other tech giants such as Philips and ASML, VIVOLTA capitalized on a strong regional network of established high-tech and deep-tech suppliers, which made the ambitious fully-automated MediSpinTM design finally realizable.

Four years and more than 80,000 hours of development later, the MediSpinTM platform is now ready for commercial production of electrospun medical products such as implantable devices and drug delivery systems. In 2021, the company rebranded to VIVOLTA, as a signal to the industry of our new identity as a trusted partner for contract development and manufacturing of electrospun medical products.

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Scalable Medical Electrospinning Solutions

Now, as a fully-integrated contract development and manufacturing solutions provider, VIVOLTA leverages and adapts its MediSpinTM platform to meet each client’s specific design requirements, always with quality, consistency, and manufacturing scalability in central focus. Because of our multidisciplinary team and history, we are uniquely qualified to develop and validate electrospinning processes based on our client’s design requirements, transfer and validate those processes to our fully customizable MediSpinTM platform, and supply clinical- and commercial-grade manufactured products from our ISO13485 certified facility in Waalre, The Netherlands.

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Biomechanical properties.

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