Holger Crafoord and Nils Alwall in front of the first Gambro kidney (Photo belongs to Lund University, Sweden).

Our heritage goes back to professor Nils Alwall, nephrology chair at Lund University, and one of the founding fathers of dialysis who inspired the creation of Gambro Inc, one of the major dialysis equipment manufacturers for many decades.

Our origin dates back to the founding of Gambro Healthcare division and the opening of the first dialysis clinic in Sweden, Lund, in 1991.

From Sweden, Gambro healthcare clinics expanded to the rest of the world, and in 2007 operated 153 clinics in 11 countries, treating more than 14 000 renal patients.

In 2007, Gambro Healthcare was acquired by Bridgepoint with the vision to help healthcare systems across the world to provide universal access to world-class renal care and deliver life enhancing renal care to patients globally.

Together with the new vision, the name Diaverum was adopted and launched worldwide.

During the following years, Diaverum became synonymous with quality, clinical governance and culture of true care, while during the same period it has expanded substantially and today operates in 469 clinics in 24 countries serving more than 40 000 patients globally.

Important milestones in our history

Below are important milestones and events of Diaverum’s history of growth.


Gambro opens its first dialysis clinic in Sweden, Lund.


Bridgepoint acquires Gambro Healthcare from EQT and Investor AB, subsequently changing the company name to Diaverum. The business is at the time the second largest corporate provider of dialysis care services in Europe with 153 clinics in 11 countries serving 12,000 patients and with ancillary businesses in South America and Australia.


Diaverum enters the Chilean market, acquiring its first renal centre in Concepción.


We are 19 clinics in Chile now - Diaverum grows its presence in Chile with the acquisition of three dialysis clinics Vitta in the V region.

Author of the header image: Jesus Fernandez