100 French firms back Arab Health
Dubai, January 19, 2011
A hundred French companies will take part in the upcoming Arab Health and Medlab tradeshow in Dubai.
Arab Health, one of the world's largest healthcare tradeshows and congresses located in the Middle East, will be held from January 24 to 27 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The firms, which include 30 new companies, will take up to 1,200 sq m at the French Pavilion to exhibit their multifaceted know-how and the quality of their equipment, and introducing numerous innovations.
All health sectors will be represented: traditional fields of excellence such as orthopaedics, or air treatment, decontamination and filtration, waste processing, and manufacturers of conventional equipment offering up ever more comprehensive ranges of devices for clinics and hospitals, paying attention not only to the reliability of their appliances but also including ergonomic and aesthetic criteria to ensure good working and patient conditions in health facilities, as well integrating cutting-edge technology.
The techniques developed by French companies contribute to advances in research, screening, diagnostics and patient treatment and follow-up care.
Several of the companies attending Arab Health have developed technology to support medicine in its progress: laboratory equipment, ever more accurate and efficient diagnostics devices, as well as solutions to improve medical environments: asepsis, antisepsis, sterilisation, the preservation of human samples and medicine using genuine cold chain logistics and more.
There will be another well-represented aspect at Arab Health: patient home care follow-up, including remote monitoring means to check on their progress and their safety, as well as the development of solutions to extend their home stay.
According to WHO, France enjoys one of the best health systems, a sector which represents 12.5 per cent of the country’s economy and directly employs 10 per cent of the population.
The French medical equipment market ranks fourth worldwide and has been experiencing ongoing growth these past few years, weighing in at $7.5 billion.
SNITEM (French National Association for Medical Technology and Industries) will be present at the UBIFRANCE open space, as well as two French regions that favour the sector: the Nord Pas-de-Calais Region, through its Eurasanté cluster of excellence, and the Centre Region through the Centreco Development Agency. – TradeArabia News Service
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