Since its inception the watchwords of VisDocta® RESEARCH have been, and remain Innovation, enhancing a Green Environment and Safety for Scientific Research Operators.
A few concise milestones in the history of VisDocta® RESEARCH Laboratories
In October 2000 VisDocta® Research, after more than ten years of research in the field of biological tissue preservation and transformation, impregnation, imbibing natural and synthetic substances, vacuum technologies and biocompatibility, patented and perfected advanced and innovative technologies and methodologies for biological specimen naturalization and preservation by impregnation utilizing hypobaric and hyperbaric systems.
In achieving this goal VisDocta® RESEARCH designed, formulated, created and produced a series of automated and programmable apparatuses, among them vacuum units, refrigerated vacuum chambers, air units, differentiated polymerising/curing devices, instruments and accessories. In collaboration with several of the leaders in the polymer industry the laboratories formulated and prepared a range of synthetic and natural polymers, polymerisation inductors, concatenation accelerators and inhibitors with the aim of being pure, more fluid, odourless, crystal clear and non-toxic, - a guarantee for a better penetration, markedly improved micro and macro examinations, longer durability and safe exposition.
The importance and potentialities of these inventions led to the creation of the “Biological Tissue Transformation and Naturalization” department, providing biological material treatments and products and services for their production, keeping in mind the need for constant innovation made possible by the close collaboration between the VisDocta® RESEARCH departments, coordinated by SR & ED Lead Director.
The Biological Material Preservation Department continuously experiments with novel techniques, apparatus and substances in the quest for even better performance results in terms of moisture, colour maintenance, softness, polymer penetration, and durability of the specimens to obtain better research and educational tools.
Also in 2000, the same year as the patent deposition, VisDocta® RESEARCH started the manufacture of a wide range of specimens and a series of specialized equipment; instruments, apparatus, systems, tools and chemical products to enable museums, universities, hospitals, research institutes, researchers and educators to have or achieve the same precise high quality results as ours, operating in safety, even without prior experience.
All our clients find the specimens produced utilising the innovative VisDocta® RESEARCH technologies and methodologies indispensable tools for research and education in addition to the advantages offered by being more visually attractive, softer to the touch, non-toxic, formaldehyde and phenol free, and having excellent original colour retention.
In September 2001 VisDocta® RESEARCH embarked on a series of scientific collaborations with other Anatomical Institutes, which continue to this day.
During 2002 a program of studies, scientific research and experimental development on an innovative cryogenic project in the biological science field was concluded with the creation of apparatuses and techniques and a functioning productive prototype that in addition to its application in scientific research, is also ideal for production processes, for example in the preservation of fresh flora.
In July 2003 the Italian Lombardy Region New Economy, Research and Technological Innovation Committee awarded VisDocta® RESEARCH the prize for scientific research, experimental development and technological innovation which also sustains the environment.
In the period from December 2005 until March 2008 VisDocta® RESEARCH achieved a “World First” with the “Naturalization” of a female specimen of Architeuthis Sanctipauli (Giant Squid) for the MNHN Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris utilising our patented technologies and methodologies. It was the first time ever that such a process could be performed.
This challenge led to some important and surprising scientific revelations and to new innovative technological solutions, opening up interesting scientific and experimental approaches in the treatment field of invertebrate animals and of particular tissues characterized, among the other peculiarities, by the copious presence of minute ammonium fluid pouches.
In August 2008 VisDocta® RESEARCH deposited a Patent Application for an innovative range of antimicrobial compositions auto-activating at systemic synergies with low or zero ecological impact. Further information is available in the Microbiology section.
In August 2008 VisDocta® RESEARCH deposited a Patent Application in the field of nanotechnology.
In May 2010 VisDocta® RESEARCH deposited a Patent Application for an innovative Medical Device. More information is available in the dedicated section of this website.
In June 2011 VisDocta® RESEARCH perfected an innovative process and substances that do not depigment biological tissues and maintain the natural colour acting through globular proteins such as Myoglobin.
In July 2011 VisDocta® RESEARCH was selected by the Italian Government Agency for the Diffusion of Innovation Technologies for an award as a 2011 Italian Innovator for one of its ground-breaking Medical Device inventions.
VisDocta® RESEARCH is a leader in the field of Biological Material Naturalization, Impregnation and Preservation, focusing on Scientific Research and Experimental Development, Innovation and High Quality Production, Ecological and Environmental and Operator Protection.
VisDocta® RESEARCH has maintained the focus of its attention on intellectual property, means, systems and innovation, that permit the maximum and optimal control over the factors of environmental protection reducing energy consumption and lessening pollution, so optimising natural resources. Our processes are safer for operators, saving and rationalizing the use of materials and energy resources, reducing the ecological impact of the chemical substances used during the procedures commonly associated with biological material preservation, in chemical, physical, biological, anatomical and pathological laboratories, in sanitary and medical structures, etc. The aim is to contribute to the finding of solutions in the fields of environmental protection and of health preservation and the security of laboratory operators: in this prospective VisDocta® RESEARCH more then once has achieved and fulfilled its objective.
VisDocta® RESEARCH is now dedicating particular effort to life sciences.