On November 18, the world’s
largest and leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2019, is greeting visitors from
all over the world. This year it has set a record with 5,500 exhibitors from 69
countries, including Germany, China, Italy, the USA, South Korea, Turkey,
France, Great Britain and many more. The fair is on until November 21.
"No other event in the world offers such a comprehensive,
international offer of innovations that covers the entire spectrum of needs for
outpatient and inpatient care,” says Horst Giesen, Global Portfolio Director
Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.
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In parallel with MEDICA, COMPAMED, an international leading supplier trade fair, is hosting 800 exhibitors who present complex high-tech solutions and services for the medical technology industry.
The leading topic this time is the increasing digitalisation
of processes in health care that directly includes the patient. It is reflected
in both exhibitor innovations at MEDICA 2019 and the accompanying conferences
and forums, such as the 42nd German Hospital Conference, the MEDICA HEALTH IT
FORUM, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM and others.
The focal points at
- electromedicine / medical technology (approx. 2,500 exhibitors)
- laboratory technology / diagnostics
- physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology
- commodities and consumables
- information and communication technology
- medical furniture and specialist furnishings for hospitals and practices.
Start-ups Introducing the Future
Over the past years, the number of start-ups at MEDICA has been
constantly growing. This year, Düsseldorf welcomes several hundred aspiring, digitally
driven companies to present their innovations. Thus, the MEDICA DISRUPT
programme provides an introduction to new solutions for, for example, taking
blood pressure, lab-on-skin technology and biomarker analysis, as well as the
exemplary use of artificial intelligence and big data for ulcers and wounds
classification and documentation. Also, at the MEDICA START-UP PARK interested
parties can discuss possible business cooperations with the company founders
(37 participants from 17 countries in total).