MEDICA 2011 - This year's Trends & Topics!
MEDICA 2011 in Düsseldorf (16 - 19 November) promises an "explosion" of novelties from the medical technology industry. The more than 10,500 new products registered by exhibitors at the MEDICA.de Internet portal are not the only indicators. The MEDICA PREVIEW press event already provided a preview of the most significant trends and product highlights.
A novel patient monitoring system from Philips also promises process optimization for doctors and patients alike. It aims to solve the growing need for hospitals to monitor more closely the health of patients even outside the intensive care wards. Nowadays , for economic reasons, intensive-care patients tend to be moved to normal wards sooner and sooner, thus creating demanding challenges for nursing staff for which a solution must be found. This compact, mobile monitoring system relieves hospital staff of the job of carrying out routine measurements every few hours. The system automatically compares the relevant vital data with defined target values and has a system of warning lights to indicate that the patient requires special attention.
Another novelty presented at MEDICA PREVIEW was an impedance tomography device that makes ventilation processes and their effects on the lung visible, thus allowing improved control options and more precise adjustment of the ventilator (from Dräger). What also raised a lot of interest among the journalists was an innovative tinnitus therapy device (from ANM) which, based on acoustic neuromodulation, counteracts the pathological hyperactivity of nerve cells in the auditory centre. The aim: To teach the nerve cells to unlearn the tinnitus sound.
Increase in bookings at MEDICA and COMPAMED
With more than 4,560 exhibitors and 116,000 square meters of booked floor space, MEDICA 2011 is again boasting an increase compared to the previous year. That two thirds of the exhibitors this year are from outside Germany and that more than 60 countries will be represented at MEDICA 2011 is an indication of the extent of the intense global competition. A strong exchange of goods characterises the market. Over half of the globally manufactured medical devices, products and instruments is destined for export.
With more than 600 exhibitors and 11,300 square meters of booked floor space, the parallel trade fair for the supplier market in medical manufacturing, COMPAMED 2011 (16 - 18 Nov.), is also seeing an increase in bookings (2010: 568; 10,400 m²).
MEDICA and COMPAMED will again occupy the entire Düsseldorf Trade Fair premises with its 19 halls. Their unique combination represents the entire process chain and the complete range of medical products, devices and instruments.
For more information on individual events at MEDICA, the exhibitors and their products visit http://www.medica.de.
For information on COMPAMED visit: http://www.compamed.de
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