ABHI Means Business for UK at MEDICA

MEDICA 2016 (14 – 17 November, Dusseldorf, Germany) is attracting a high level of British healthcare technology companies keen to develop and nurture worldwide trade links post Brexit.


It’s MEDICA time of year again, the world’s leading medical industry trade fair, which is an opportunity for companies to show off their wares to distributors and buyers from around the world.

Organised by the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) – the UK Pavilion at MEDICA will showcase cutting edge technologies and world-class UK innovations. It will also highlight how British developments are transforming the lives of patients and clinicians across the globe.

The UK is a world leader in healthcare innovation and is home to some of the world’s most innovative medical technology SMEs, multinationals and leading R&D centres generating £18.1 billion of turnover each year. There are currently 3,268 medical technology companies based in the UK, employing 88,000 people.

ABHI comments

Paul Benton, International Director of the ABHI, said: “We are extremely excited to be travelling to MEDICA and to showcase the high level of expertise that the UK has to offer. The UK is open for business and is keen to forge global healthcare links and MEDICA offers the perfect platform to do this.

Some of the UK innovations on display include:

Rober, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be showcasing their full range of pioneering mattress solutions. Over the last few years, Rober has invested heavily in R&D to develop a complete range of pressure ulcer mattresses that cater for a variety of needs including patients that are immobile, bariatric or have existing pressure injuries.

Single Use Surgical, manufacturer of the widest selection of specialist single-use suction devices, will be highlighting its ‘gold standard’ in single-use surgical suctions. The company will also be introducing an extension to its popular Sinus Suction range. The new suction incorporates a gentle 60-degree bend for improved access during Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).

Renfrew Group International (RGi) will be promoting its pioneering health ‘smart watch’ that allows people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to self-manage their care plans from home. Developed in conjunction with Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives), BuddyWOTCH monitors the health of patients by monitoring fitness, oxygen levels in the blood, temperature and heart rate. The pioneering technology can detect and warn the wearer of a COPD ‘flare-up’ so they can access treatments quicker whilst enjoying better quality and more sustainable models of care.



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