We thank our Project Partners 2016 for their kind support:


AbbVie, formed in 2013 following the separation from Abbott, has partnered with EFCNI since 2008 supporting the organization's efforts to increase awareness of the many challenges associated with preterm birth and improving the quality of care available for preterm infants. 

AbbVie aims to help patients live healthier lives and collaborate with diverse stakeholders on sustainable healthcare solutions for patients, caregivers and societies around the world. 

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. The company employs nearly 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

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Bübchen is an experienced and leading brand for babycare products in Germany. Bübchen products give optimal protection and best support for the developing skin. The complete range is produced in Germany, based on natural and effective ingredients. Bübchen only uses such combinations of substances, that guarantee excellent skin-compatibility. All products have as few ingredients as possible to minimize the risk of allergies. They are free of preservatives, perfume, colorants, essential oils. 

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“We specialize in making products you’ll treasure from the memories that you love.”

Founded by Senator H.C. Heinz Neumüller in 1961 in Oldenburg, Germany, CEWE Ltd has come a long way from its humble roots as a small photographic studio.

Supplying award-winning products to retail partners in 24 European countries, CEWE is Europe’s no.1 photo company. With 3,100 employees across 12 high tech production sites, today CEWE print enough photos each year to stretch around the world almost 10 times.

Telling the stories that need to be told. With his photography Christian Klant is presenting (social) entrepreneurs and their projects to the world by skillfully visualizing a their message in high-quality, multilayered photos.

Besides documenting events and projects he is focusing on portrait photography and working with historic photographic processes. Christian Klant is based in Berlin and works internationally.

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Reaching people, inspiring people, moving people. COMEO is made up of Advertising, PR and Event units. In all three areas, the company builds on a core of permanent specialists with in-depth professional experience, supported by outstanding rookies. 

COMEO is the ideal partner for medium-sized companies and institutions from the fields of healthcare, real estate and tourism. Outstanding teamwork and high-grade drive, motivation and commitment are the hallmarks of COMEO's work. We deliver results that reflect your wishes, comply with your budget and enhance your reputation. 

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As professional congress organisers, MCA Events helps scientific organisations and societies to plan the perfect congress or event since 1999. With their multi-faceted approach MCA consults, guides and supports their clients through the entire process. MCA is a full service event planning agency and handles every aspect in a time efficient manner, making sure all congresses and events are strategically planned, effectively organised and meet the client’s goals. The agency is used to work everywhere clients decide to hold their event: Europe, North and South America and recently in Asia. The MCA experts utilise their in-depth knowledge and strong relationships to the industry to make sure every event is a success.

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Medela passionately transforms research findings into the most advanced breastpumping technology. For almost 50 years, Medela has helped to enhance babies‘ health through the life-giving benefits of breastmilk and supports mothers during their breastfeeding experience – making it as safe and easy as possible. Medela strives to understand nature and has become a leading expert in breastfeeding over the years.

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The fantastic progress in the delivery and treatment of small and very small preterm infants presents new challenges for nutrition and care. Nestlé Nutrition has always been invested in the research and development of products for specific nutritional needs. It has therefore created the world's largest research center in the field and an international network of collaboration with doctors and scientists. Resulting solutions can be tailored to specific nutritional requirements, as is the case with the special stage concept, elaborated to suit the changing needs of a developing preterm infant. Nestlé Nutrition has also developed a protein (hydrolysate) that provides allergy prevention proven to be effective.

The first small patient ever given Henri Nestlé's "infants' flour" was, in 1867, a preterm infant the doctors had already given up on. Little Charles Wanner went on to live for more than sixty years.

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The Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) shares leading science-based information and education with health professionals, scientists and nutrition communities and stakeholders in an interactive way. As well as being a large publisher of nutritional papers and journals, the NNI organises and hosts internationally acclaimed workshops and symposia, making their findings available worldwide. It provides accredited continuing education programs for a wide range of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, midwifes and dietitians.

By sharing neutral science-based information and education for healthcare professionals, the Institute fosters Science for Better Nutrition to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of people’s lives all over the world.

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Since 1984, AVENT has been designing and manufacturing products that are inspired by nature and have been developed through extensive research and clinical trials. Now, as part of the Philips Group, the new Philips AVENT will continue to produce innovative solutions that make feeding and caring for your baby's health and safety easier. Philips AVENT is delighted to be the No. 1 recommended brand by UK mums* with its products loved by mums and babies across the UK. Philips AVENT believes that breastfeeding is the best method of nutrition for babies and that women should be given as much information and education as possible regarding the benefits of breast milk. Philips AVENT believes that it is every mother’s right to make her own decision on how she feeds her baby – bottle, breast or a combination of both - and Philips AVENT will support her in whatever choice she makes.

Shire’s strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs. The company focuses on providing treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, and Internal Medicine and is developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas, such as Ophthalmology.


B·R·A·H·M·S Biomarkers (part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) investigate, develop and manufacture novel diagnostic testing procedures to improve early diagnosis and treatment of life threatening diseases. With our high-quality immunodiagnostic tests for sepsis, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and cancer disorders as well as prenatal screening we contribute to the creation of a healthier future – to the greatest advantage for medical professionals and patients.

In Future simple and economic blood tests will be of great importance for an early detection and successful treatment of diseases. With our Know-How and technologies we are confident to play an active role in this future: Our products provide important information to clinicians and laboratories in more than 130 countries worldwide, supporting their clinically and economically relevant decisions. 

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The united systems AG (Germany) was founded in 1999. united systems AG is offering reliable IT infrastructure services based on the international standards of ITIL and ISO 9001.

united systems AG focus on customers with up to 500 seats in the area of „Managed IT Service“ and outsourcing projects. In addition, united systems AG also offers expert consulting around complex Microsoft solutions, Storage solutions, Server and Client Virtualization, Software deployment and Enterprise Archive Solutions.

How to become a Project Partner

You would like to support us in decreasing the preterm birth rate and in helping the smallest of the small as well as their families and you would like to show it?

Become a Project Partner of EFCNI!

Please do not hesitate to contact our Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Mrs. Silke Mader, for further information.

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