ICAN would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the following sponsors of the 8th ICAN Congress for their support.



B. Braun Head Office

With over 900 employees in South Africa, B. Braun Medical specialises in the sales and logistics of medical devices, surgical instruments, consumables, pharmaceuticals and is one of the country’s leading and fastest growing operations of dialysis clinics. The Head Office is situated in Northriding, north of Randburg in Johannesburg and the building incorporates a warehouse facility. Giant Leap designed B. Braun’s head office with custom-designed, laser-cut glass panels in B. Braun’s signature greens, which adorns the chic reception area and added a sophisticated edge to the entire space.


Braun Medical South Africa is governed by the following core principles:

  • Passion for Healthcare in Africa – We strive to improve the lives of our patients.
  • Ubuntu – We care about the well-being of our employees, their families and society.
  • Adding value by sharing expertise – We form valuable partnerships in delivering healthcare solutions.
  • Integrity – We embrace ethical values, fairness and sustainability.
  • Operational excellence – We deliver quality products at a fair price.

The South African company’s activities are subdivided into four separate Product Divisions:

Hospital Care:

  • Disposable plastic products (needles and syringes) for infusion, transfusion, catheterisation, venipuncture and anaesthesia,
  • I.C.U. infusion and transfusion pumps.


  • Surgical Instruments, Orthopaedic Instruments and Implants, Sutures, Neuro-endoscopy and Vascular Systems.


  • Renal Dialysis Machines and accessories and B. Braun Avitum Renal Units with countrywide representation.


  • Products tailored to the specific requirements of the outpatient market incorporating Wound Care products.

B. Braun Integrated Pharmaceutical Plant

The B. Braun Integrated Pharmaceutical Plant is situated in the Longlake Business Park in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

This Pharmaceutical Plant was designed to expand the company’s capabilities, in tripling the current manufacturing volume, where a significant portion would be produced for export business. The ZAR 300m investment project was pledged to President Ramaphosa at the Investment Summit in November 2019.

Our new state of the art facility has united the production of three product groups under one roof on approx. 6000 square meters, namely intravenous sterile products, dialysis concentrates and disinfectants.

The majority of the 150 new employees were recruited through the YES (Youth Employment Service) programme and live in the nearby township of Alexandra.


If you are interested in B. Braun Medical’s solution to increasing the hand hygiene compliance rate in your institution, please click here.


inqaba biotec™ is a unique South African Genomics company that was established in 2002. Inqaba is Xhosa for “rare and precious” and pays homage to our origin. Our aim is to better support the field of Genomics as part of our contribution to further develop Science and Technology in Africa. Inqaba provides key services and is a distributor of a variety of reagents and instruments in Life Science laboratories.

With the arrival of our PacBio Sequel IIe, we are now able to sequence and assemble large genomes like never before in Africa and we want to leverage this ground-breaking technology to better understand our continent’s biodiversity.

We also offer strong international brands such as Seegene, Molzym, Devyser and Omixon for both diagnostic solutions in infectious diseases and other molecular diagnostic solutions.

If you are interested in finding out more about inqaba biotec’s fully functional mobile molecular diagnostic laboratory that can be set up in two months, please click here.

Complete solutions for SARS CoV-2 detection & variants now available from Seegene via inqaba biotec. Email info@inqababiotec.co.za for more information.


The Medhold Group is a leading supplier of world-class medical devices and technology to the healthcare sector in Southern Africa. It offers a holistic supplier service to its clients, backed by vital clinical engineering support, consulting services and state-of-the-art information technology systems. 

With a track record dating back to the formation of the company in 1989, the Medhold Group has been a pivotal partner in South Africa’s healthcare industry for more than two decades.

The success of the Medhold Group lies in the fact that the company is built on solid foundations. The company emphasise the importance of organisational skills and all-round service excellence which has resulted in the establishment of long standing and stable partnerships with our customers, our suppliers and our staff. Together we have a strong client base across South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and beyond.

We draw strength from the expertise of our management team, and we believe that both our strong owner management and our 10% employee ownership scheme have contributed significantly to the group’s stability and growth. Continuous education and training for our staff to maintain the group’s high levels of expertise remains an ongoing commitment to our customers.

In addition, all our operations are ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant and we work within eco-friendly parameters.  

Medhold Group is a level 2 BBBEE company and continues to improve this rating.

With a business philosophy of “Partners for Life” the Medhold team continues to build relationships with all its stakeholders and takes pride in “People. Products. Partnerships.”

Medhold’s stated intent is on building long term partnerships with No 1/2 suppliers in the world, and our focus on a handful of manufacturers has allowed the company to achieve market leadership in core areas of expertise.

If you would like to receive more information about the following products from Medhold, click here:

Tracking and Tracing Solutions
High Temperature Sterilizers
Low Temperature Sterilizers
Washer Disinfectors
Flusher Disinfectors
Packing Tables
Quality Assurance products
Detergents full range
Ward and Hospital furniture
Planning and design of CSSD
Training Course in Central Service and Sterile Processing