Specialist Trade Show Medtec Europe logs more than 14,000 visitors in 2012
The Medtec Europe medical technology trade fair concluding in Stuttgart on March 15 brought together some 14,000 engineers, production specialists, designers and decision makers from across Europe. After another successful event, the organiser, UBM Canon, is making plans for future growth.
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This year, Medtec Europe notched 1,017 exhibitors, whose displays covered a net floor area of approximately 17,000 m2 in Halls 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors travelled to Stuttgart from 32 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
To make room for further growth, the trade show will switch to the odd hall numbers at the exhibition centre beginning in 2013. That means that, from 26 to 28 February next year, Medtec Europe will be found in Halls 1,3 and 5 of Stuttgart’s trade show complex.
Medtec Innovation Award 2012
This year, the Medtec EMDT Innovation Award to recognise outstanding medical devices was handed out for the first time. Prizes were awarded in six categories by an independent jury made up of representatives from science, industry and the media. Sixty-three companies submitted applications for consideration as producers of medical devices worthy of the honour.
The winner of the award for “Top Medical Device Start-up of the Year” was Telcare Inc. with its Telcare blood glucose meter. DRFP Ltd. was recognized for its ProPoint root canal preparation device, which was named “Top Dental Instrument or Device of the Year.” BeneChill International S.A. took the award for “Device of the Year in Intensive and Emergency Medicine” with its RhinoChill Intranasal brain chill system.
Erdmann Design AG received the award for “Medical Technology Design Team of the Year” in recognition of its analytical device the Epionics Spine. The MitraClip System, a cardiac valve repair system, garnered the “Most Innovative Cardiological Device of the Year” prize for Abbott. And finally, the winner of the award for “Outstanding Industry Contribution” was Nanofocus AG, which offered its μsurf measuring technology.
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