The planning for the world’s leading medical trade fair MEDICA 2022 as well as for COMPAMED 2022, the No. 1 trade fair for suppliers of the medical technology industry, has entered the next stage. The current number of exhibitor registrations indicates that participation will surpass last year’s results (MEDICA 2021: 3,033; COMPAMED 2021: 490). Exhibitors can still register online for all segments at www.medica.de/2330 and www.compamed.de/2330 MEDICA and COMPAMED will take place concurrently from November 14 – 17, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“The medical technology industry right now needs MEDICA and COMPAMED as strong platforms for international exchange, cooperation and business. Because the market is in flux. In certain areas, the pandemic is causing increased demand, for example in point-of-care diagnostics. In addition, companies are seeing an increasing necessity to work jointly with their supply and manufacturing partners to ensure delivery capacity during a time of sharply rising prices and scarce components, “said Christian Grosser, Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. “International networking also helps to open up new markets. You can broaden the base for your own business, while alleviating the effects of obstacles, uncertainties or even sanctions that may apply to certain national markets.”
Easy access for start-up scene
When it comes to responding to challenges and seizing new opportunities, startups from all countries have always been particularly quick to act. For years, they have participated in MEDICA and COMPAMED in large numbers, both with their own stands and as part of joint stands. "Especially for first-time exhibitors, our MEDICA START-UP PARK offers an attractive opportunity for participation – optionally available with a speaking slot at the always well-attended MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM", stated Dr. Claudio Bucchi, Senior Project Manager at Messe Düsseldorf.
One of them is the young company dermanostic, which offers remote medical consultations with physicians for skin diseases based on an app and patient-provided photos of the affected areas. Dr. Patrick Lang, the founder of dermanostic, participated in the MEDICA START-UP PARK in 2021 and is excited about this year’s event: “We were very pleased with the MEDICA START-UP PARK. We not only had the opportunity to exchange ideas with other start-ups, but we also made many international contacts and received direct feedback from a professional audience that tried out our app. We are excited to find out what will develop from this until MEDICA 2022.”