Duphat ends on successful note
Dubai , March 31, 2009
The Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technologies conference and Exhibition (Duphat) ended its fourteenth edition on Tuesday on a solid note with Dh500 million ($136 million) deals being signed over the past three days.
The conference registered a 20 per cent increase in participants and visitors when compared to last year with the visitor numbers touching 11,000. Over 2,000 visitors from around the globe attended the expo.
Speakers tackled different pharmaceutical aspects during the conference, and stressed on the importance of raising awareness among pharmacists and activate their role in educating patience about side effects of medicines.
Dr Ali Al Sayed, director of Pharmaceutical Services Department, at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the conference chairman, said, “DHA fully supported the expo as it upraises the quality and expertise of each participant. This year, Duphat succeeded 100 per cent in achieving its goals as a complimentary for the medical sector.”
Ten students were announced winners today at poster presentation competition, students were handed certificates.
First place winner was Dubai University, University of Alexandria came second followed by Sharjah University, he added.-TradeArabia News Service