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Trending topics in the medical sector In November, two high-profile trade fairs return with a total of more than 5,000 exhibitors. Featuring companies from both of them in a special theme, Discover Germany takes a look at their trending topics. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS | PHOTOS: MESSE DUESSELDORF
While both the MEDICA and the COMPAMED are concerned with the medical industry, different focus points are set with regard to topics. For the former, important themes include laboratory technology, diagnosis, clinical chemistry and diagnostics, featuring exhibitors with products for hygiene and disinfection, laboratory technology and diagnostics. Also, the fair dives into the topic of education and training for physicians with education institutions, publishers of trade literature and specialist journals and various associations providing helpful information. COMPAMED is primarily concerned with the technological aspects of the medical market. One exciting topic for the fair are Lab-on-a-chip systems, the small all-rounders of modern medical technology. Furthermore, the fair puts its emphasis on product design and testing, laboratory and production devices, the use of 3D printing and much more. 102 | Issue 44 | November 2016
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