A significant international impact has always been and remains MEDICA and COMPAMED’s trump card - visitors hail from over 130 countries
MEDICAlliance provides a one-stop shop for marketing power, enabling companies to access attractive markets and business in a range of countries
“MEDICA and COMPAMED have always had a high degree of international impact, and this remains their trump card. Top decision makers from around the world come together here and see the huge breadth of what we have on offer, which is the international frontrunner and has yet to be beaten”, Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, said, summing up the four-day run (from 13-16 November 2017) of the world’s biggest medical trade fair and the international leading specialist trade fair for the supplier market for the medical technology industry. Of a total of 123,500 professional visitors, over 60% came from countries outside Germany, from 130 different countries. Among these were visitor groups with members who were the top of their field, from China, India, Columbia and Nepal, along with visitor groups from the most important markets for medical technology in Europe who have attended for years and years.
All the scans in the MY IRIS ART competition were entered into a draw to turn three of them into real works of art, in the form of high-quality photos printed on alu dibond. Take a look at our winners and immerse yourself in the iris world!
Video: Medical Guardians and life savers – Intensive-care medicine and monitoring at MEDICA 2017
The patient's safety is always the highest priority. Especially after accidents or serious illnesses - attentive monitoring and preservation of breath, pulse and heart rate is necessary. Discover technical guardians and life-savers at MEDICA 2017.
Video-Interview: High-quality implants and orthopaedic instruments - Interview with GPC Medical Ltd.
The quality of the implants and orthopaedic instruments used is a fundamental prerequisite for the success of surgical procedures. They have to meet very high international standards. Find out more about the orthopaedic implants and tools of the Indian company GPC Medical Ltd. in our interview.
"Medical technology saves lives" – that is the motto of BEXAMED, who will be presenting their emergency bags in various versions at MEDICA 2017. Find out more until thursday in Hall 9, Stand C53!
Trade fair snap shots from the halls
Greetings from the editorial team of MEDICA-tradefair.com!
Like every year, the editorial team of MEDICA-tradefair.com is reporting live from the halls for you! We wish you a successful last day here at MEDICA 2017 and hope you like our content! See you again at MEDICA 2018 from 12-15 November!
Video: Hospital care: understanding IT as a tool
With the increasing digitization, care is undergoing radical change. Irene Maier spoke with us about the advantages of information technology for staff and hospitals. She is the congress president of the German Hospital Conference and opened the forum "Care in Hospitals" at MEDICA 2017 on Wednesday.
Video: Digital medicine – eHealth and mHealth at MEDICA 2017
Today, hardly any other sector is as diverse as the information and communication technology. Medicine has been benefitting from this for a long time now. There is a wide variety of digital products for hospitals, medical staff or patients. From small helpers for mobile applications to complex systems – you will find it all at MEDICA 2017.
Video interview: CO2 treatment: a traditional therapeutic approach
Spa treatments and therapies using carbon dioxide are very old, according to historical traditions. They also promise success in wound healing and prevention. Under the motto "Preventing Amputations", Unitronic presents a medical treatment system at MEDICA 2017, which, in contrast to other complex spa treatments, relies on an uncomplicated application. Find out more in our exhibitor video.
At this year's MEDICA, the laboratory technology will be housed in the lightweight hall 18. The MEDICA LABMED FORUM is also new here, where you can find out more about laboratory medicine. There are exciting lectures on different topics.
Trade fair snap shots from the halls
Award ceremony at the MEDICA App COMPETITION (Hall 15, booth C24)
15 innovative developers presented their App-based Medical Mobile Solutions today during the MEDICA App COMPETITION. After an exciting jury discussion, the winner was finally decided: iSikCure. This is a mobile platform for users who want to conveniently search, find and pay for health services and medicines on the African market. The first prize money of €2,000 will be awarded to the winner.
Halls 3a and 18 dedicated to Laboratory Technology and Diagnostics
Exhibitors from the field of Laboratory Technology and Diagnostics have settled in well within the temporary halls 3a and 18 and, despite of modernization measures at the South Exhibition Grounds, are enjoying a familiar high attendance. Furthermore, the new MEDICA LABMED FORUM (Hall 18 / E08) is a strong visitor magnet.
Little exercise, fatty food and too many cigarettes – factors like these aid the onset of arterial calcification, also known as arteriosclerosis. Doctors are typically only able to diagnose the disease once it reaches an advanced stage. Computer scientists at the University of Kaiserslautern are developing a software program that will allow doctors to detect calcification earlier.
Roughly every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Almost every four minutes, one of those people will die as a result. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment.
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is "Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future". One in ten women has diabetes worldwide. However, many of them do not have access to treatment, care or education concerning their disease. Furthermore, one in seven pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes.
For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. In fact, the World Health Organization laid out specific guidelines (150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week) on how much physical activity was required for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The "AnaLighter" analyzes and sorts clinically relevant biomolecules and cells in a blood test with light. As a result, physicians can make early diagnoses, for example, of tumor and cardiovascular diseases and initiate patient-specific therapies with great efficacy. Experts from Fraunhofer ILT will be presenting this technology at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf this week.
Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body's natural protections against it.
FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both...
Ginolis, a global supplier of production automation and dispensing solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Darwin Microfluidics, an online supplier of microfluidic kits, products and...
IMMS demonstrates prototype at MEDICA, Nov 13th – 16th, Hall 3/G60 13th November 2017. At the MEDCIA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, IMMS presents via live-demo a passive RFID microelectronic chip...
Jena, November 13, 2017 - The success of FiLaC® therapy for the particularly painless and sphincter-friendly removal of anal fistulas from biolitec®, the technology leader in minimally invasive laser...
EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC power supplies and power systems, is pleased to announce it will showcase several new Medical Grade Power...
Image: A large stone is blocking a path that leads through a green meadow; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Brigitte Götz
These days, many groups make various demands of medical device developers: manufacturers, users, patients and government agencies. Given all of these interests and concerns, the developers face many challenges. In this interview, we put some of them under the microscope and examine how they can be sidestepped or entirely avoided.
Major surgeries in the abdominal region often result in kidney injury in patients. Meanwhile, the clinical manifestations don't present until one or two days after the procedure. This causes physicians to lose valuable time to treat patients. The University Hospital Regensburg has researched a new concept for the treatment of kidney injuries for several years.
Image: interferometric detection of scattered light, iSCAT; Copyright: MPL
Physics has always supported medical science, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Now physicists and health professionals join in collaborative research at an interdisciplinary Center in Erlangen and incorporate fundamental principles of theoretical physics in their studies of diseases.