MEDICA & COMPAMED: Coronavirus has grabbed the world’s attention and increased the focus on good healthcare

Globally, no sector has been placed under the magnifying glass more than the healthcare sector due to the Corona pandemic. Hospitals, outpatient clinics, practice-based physicians and care facilities have experienced a sudden increased demand for medical and laboratory technology, a wide variety of medical products, digital health applications and, most of all, personal protective equipment. Under these conditions, the plans for the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA 2020 and the number one trade fair for suppliers of the medical technology industry, COMPAMED 2020, held in parallel, are revving up to full throttle. Both events will take place from 16 to 19 November – closely interlinked with extensive digital offers and services. 


“Despite the planning challenges for both ourselves and our customers, we are still expecting huge participation in MEDICA and COMPAMED. This underscores the urgent need for a strong market platform to steer supply and demand internationally”, explains Wolfram Diener, Operative Managing Director at Messe Düsseldorf. “The stimulus that these events elicit is massively important for the industry. A stage has been created so that the companies can present their latest products and services. Professional visitors from all areas of the healthcare industry need direction and a comprehensive overview of reliable, quickly available supplier options and business partner alternatives; this is the case now more than ever,” continues Wolfram Diener. 

In particular, we can expect cooperations between start-ups and bigger market players to become more and more significant in the future. This applies, for example, to the mobile digital healthcare solutions that are trending at the moment, which have been cornerstones for providing quick and contactless (as far as possible) care during the Corona pandemic and will surely continue to grow in significance.

Within the scope of COMPAMED 2020, suppliers of the medical technology industry are showcasing themselves along with their development and manufacturing expertise. Despite the significant ramifications that Covid-19 has had on the global economy, on the whole they believe that the future is bright. According to a member survey carried out by the IVAM Association for Microtechnology, 90% of the companies believe that there will be opportunities for new applications of their technology in medical technology and the healthcare industry following the pandemic.

MEDICA & COMPAMED at a glance

Opening hours: 16-19 November (10 am-6 pm)

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