New Tool: ProSource
Checkout our packaging and processing solutions finder, ProSource.

Medical market reflected at Medica and Compamed 2012

Medical technology and products in demand at Düsseldorf, Germany event that draws 130,800 visitors from 120 countries.

Medica 2012 logo
Medica 2012 logo

The latest innovations in medical sector technology and products were on display at Medica 2012, the International Trade Fair with Congress—World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Some 130,600 visitors from 120 countries attended, with 74% of the MEDICA exhibitors from nations other than Germany, including a record 416 companies from the U.S. Other leading foreign exhibitor countries included Italy, Great Britain, France, and China.

The 4,554 exhibitors from 64 nations at MEDICA 2012 praised the international flair of event attendees, which also included visitor groups from South America, North Africa, and Asia.

The exhibits at MEDICA 2012 were complemented by an ancillary MEDICA Congress, which attracted several thousand participants with topics ranging from intensive care to homeopathy.

The 35th German Hospital Day was the leading information and communication platform for all hospital managers in Germany and especially addressed the various aspects of personnel management with the motto, “Future Business Health – Priority Personnel”. German Federal Health Minister Daniel Bahr was the most prominent among the 2,100 participants. He praised the very positive status of the health care industry as one of the few growth sectors capable of offering secure jobs over the next few years.

Meanwhile, COMPAMED 2012, the international trade fair for suppliers to medical device manufacturers, drew 645 exhibitors from 34 nations presenting their latest products and technologies. In two halls, more than 16,000 visitors experienced how closely suppliers cooperate with medical device manufacturers in terms of product development.

Current supply market trends were also addressed at the two technical forums integrated into COMPAMED, which specifically targeted experts for manufacturing processes and product development.  COMPAMED also featured a U.S. Pavilion organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America with products presented by 11 exhibitors. Overall, 67 U.S. companies participated in COMPAMED 2012.

In 2013, MEDICA will be held from November 20 -23 and COMPAMED from November 20-22 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at MEDICA or COMPAMED 2013, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America.

Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
Take Healthcare Packaging's supply chain quiz to prove your knowledge!
Read More
Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
Discover the right packaging solutions for life sciences in Philadelphia
Explore innovative packaging and supply chain solutions for the life sciences at the largest PACK EXPO East in history, March 18–20. Get ideas from 400+ top exhibitors and connect with colleagues and industry experts—all in one convenient location!
Read More
Discover the right packaging solutions for life sciences in Philadelphia