Bringing the Best of the UK to the Global Stage: MEDICA


UK (Parliament Politic Magazine) – Around the world, healthcare systems are grappling with escalating demands stemming from aging populations, an increase in chronic illnesses, and heightened expectations regarding the quality of care. The healthtech landscape is swiftly evolving to tackle these challenges, encompassing a spectrum of innovations from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to wearables, robotics to telehealth, genomics to 3D printing.

Renowned as a global hub for life sciences, second only to the United States in terms of inward life sciences investment, the United Kingdom has long held its reputation as a global leader in this field. The healthtech sector continues to be a key driver of the UK’s economic growth and stands as the largest employer within the broader UK life sciences industry, with 127,400 individuals employed across 3,860 companies.

New Technologies Developed to Combat Illness

Within the healthcare sector, a wave of exhilarating new technologies is actively deployed to combat illnesses, advance vaccine development, and empower individuals to manage their own well-being. On both a national and international scale, there exists a palpable push for healthcare systems to adopt technology-driven solutions, thereby augmenting efficiency, cutting costs, and liberating valuable resources.

In a world confronted by common challenges, events like MEDICA serve as distinctive platforms for UK companies to exhibit their proficiency and illustrate how they can play a substantial role in addressing global healthcare concerns through state-of-the-art technology and innovation.

As the show returns to Düsseldorf, the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is once again poised to showcase a diverse lineup of UK healthtech companies, collectively highlighting the impressive capabilities of the UK’s industry.

Visitors can anticipate world-first product launches and captivating demonstrations when they visit the ABHI UK Pavilion. Here, they will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of innovative services, technologies, and breakthroughs in critical areas such as digital health, diagnostics, critical care, and surgery.

Finest HealthTech Innovations

The platform promises visitors an up-close and interactive experience with some of the finest healthtech innovations from the UK, while offering UK companies a platform to present cutting-edge solutions aimed at reducing hospital costs, promoting sustainability, and empowering patients to proactively manage their health.

Adtec Healthcare will be showcasing its SteriPlas Cold Plasma medical device, well-known for its remarkable effectiveness in the treatment of chronic wounds, surgical site infections, and dermatological conditions. The company has conducted over 80 peer-reviewed clinical trials, providing substantial evidence of its efficacy.

GlucoRx, an established NHS supplier, will be presenting its range of blood glucose monitoring devices, including the GlucoRx BioXensor and GlucoRx AiDEX CGM, which offer real-time data and integrated app functionality to enhance patient care.

Haemoband Surgical is set to exhibit its innovative band ligation and endoscopic products, including the patient-focused HB-SleeveLUX Proctoscope, designed for improved comfort and convenience during medical procedures.

IMed Consultancy will introduce its UK Responsible Person (UKRP) service, assisting international businesses in navigating the UK market for medical devices. Innovia Medical will feature new product launches across various medical specialties, including the DTR Medical Oral Rotating Biopsy Punch and the Summit Medical ENT Product Line.

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UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre

Neurovalens will present the Modius Sleep, a clinically proven, non-invasive wellness device designed to effectively treat insomnia and improve sleep quality. PolyNovo UK will showcase its NovoSorb BTM (Biodegradable Temporising Matrix) technology, a cutting-edge solution for tissue repair. Seating Matters will launch the Sydney GoFlat, a reclining chair designed to provide a lie-flat position for critical care patients, offering improved comfort and support.

Building on the success of the previous year, ABHI is set to host the ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ once more, granting UK companies an exclusive stage to present their technologies to a global audience. This specialized area will be available throughout the entirety of MEDICA 2023, affording UK exhibitors an extended window of opportunity to forge valuable partnerships and collaborations.

During MEDICA 2023, all UK-related activities will be accessible through the UK Healthcare Pavilion’s virtual platform. This digital gateway will allow visitors to explore and engage with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics, and key organizations. MEDICA 2023 is scheduled to run from November 13th to 16th in Düsseldorf, Germany, with the ABHI UK Pavilion situated in Hall 16.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.