16/11/2017“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 of both shows.
28/11/2017A perennial highlight of MEDICA, the world’s leading medical trade fair, is the MEDICA App COMPETITION. Development teams from all over the world compete in a challenge to create the best health app solution. The winner of this year’s MEDICA App COMPETITION (#6MAC17) is iSikCure from Kenya.
18/10/2017The number of people in Germany who work in the health sector has increased to more than seven million for the first time during the period from 2016. The health industry's industrial segment alone now provides jobs for a good 900,000 people and therefore 100,000 more than the automotive industry does.
19/09/2017“Izzy is your friend. She understands you and helps you to be prepared by keeping track of your menstrual cycle”: this is what you’ll find if you type “Izzyperiod” into the Facebook search box. It has already been shared over a thousand times and gleaned over 750 comments before the end of August. If Izzy was a person, this wouldn’t be out of the ordinary: but Izzy is, in fact, a chatbot.
15/09/2017The trend towards personalised medical care, demographic developments and digitalisation constitutes an important driver towards technological advances in the fields of medical technology and healthcare. Health policies and cost pressures are also pushing progress forward. The field of medical technology has in particular given the micro-technology industry a huge boost with its demand.
14/09/2017Elite and recreational sports, exercise programs in healthcare, and prevention and rehabilitation: individualisation in all is the future. Patients and people who are active and do sports are as varied as the general population is – and every single person wants to get the support and help they need and require, and are capable of.
25/07/2017Those wishing to reduce the German economy, its potential for development, the value it creates or the number of people it employs to its most important common denominator have for years drawn on the following adage: ‘Germany is a car nation.’ And it is true and still true that Germany is a car nation.
24/07/2017The resounding success of health-promoting smart gadgets for private use has been outshone by another no less important development: Wearables are steadily advancing into many fields of professional healthcare. They are essential to the digital revolution that is also changing the field of medicine.
23/05/2017The international leading live competition for the best health app solution for day-to-day use for patients, doctors and clinics, the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2017, will happen for the sixth time within the world’s biggest trade fair, MEDICA, which boasts over 5,000 exhibitors, (from 13 to 16 November 2017).
29/05/2017The COMPAMED Spring Convention has established itself as a meeting point for experts: developers, producers and service partners in the medical technology industry. This annual event offers a snapshot of COMPAMED, the worldwide leading market platform for suppliers in medical manufacturing, which takes place every year in Düsseldorf from 13 to 16 November 2017.