MREPC participated at MEDICA 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany from 13 to 16 November. MEDICA 2017, which ran concurrently with COMPAMED, a leading trade fair for medical technology products and services, has again proven its reputation as the world’s premier trade show for the medical technology industry.
MEDICA continued to exert a high degree of international impact, drawing more than 120,000 visitors from 130 countries this year. Over 60% of the visitors were from countries outside Germany. Apart from European visitors, there were visitors from China, India, Columbia and Nepal. In terms of exhibitors, a large proportion of the 5,100 exhibitors came from abroad representing more than 60 countries who showcased a wide range of products from outpatient to inpatient care sectors as well as innovations in products for the sports segment.
MREPC’s promotional booth, which was strategically located at Hall 7, managed to receive more than 200 enquiries, mostly on medical gloves, both surgical and examination. Condoms and probe covers were among the most sought rubber medical devices among the visitors to MREPC’s booth.
There was strong presence of Malaysian rubber medical device companies at this year’s MEDICA, with the participation of 20 companies. These included Adventa, Alliance Rubber, AXG Industries, Careplus, Central Medicare, Cross Protection, Diptech, Hartalega, Karex, Koon Seng, Kossan, Meditech, Riverstone, Rubberex, Sanctuary Health, Smart Glove, Supermax, Top Glove, WRP and YTY. Most of the participating companies were satisfied with the response to MEDICA 2017, with some receiving significant new business leads.