Arab Health sees record product launches
Dubai, January 28, 2014
The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the Middle East’s largest healthcare expo, which opened yesterday (January 27) in Dubai has witnessed a record number of new product and solution launches.
With more than 3900 exhibiting companies from 63 countries, an estimated 85,000 visitors and 19 healthcare conferences with 9000 delegates, Arab Health will continue on the 29 & 30 January 2014 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
With rising healthcare costs and the growing demand for new technology, governments across the GCC are actively reviewing reforms and policies to promote private sector participation. Healthcare costs in GCC are on the rise due to increasing use of new and advanced technologies, as well as high pharmaceutical costs. Studies reveal that new medical technologies lift healthcare costs by 38–62 per cent.
GE Healthcare is showcasing its latest innovative medical technologies, services and solutions for the first time in the Middle East at Arab Health 2014.
Maher Abouzeid, president and CEO of GE Healthcare for the Middle East and Pakistan, said: “One of the landmark products being introduced to the region for the first time at the event is the Revolution CT scanner, a first-of-its-kind computed tomography (CT) system combining wide coverage, high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution technology into an ‘all in one’ CT system.
“GE Healthcare will also launch the Centricity 360, which is designed to streamline clinical collaboration among caregivers and patients, and is built on GE’s Industrial Internet platform called Predix, connecting machines, people and data to improve outcomes.”
Sweden’s Getinge showcased a tailor-made cleaning and disinfection solution for EndoWrist instruments; the surgical instruments used in the da Vinci Surgical System for robotic-assisted surgery from Intuitive Surgical.
“We are very happy to offer an automated solution for both 5 and 8 mm EndoWrist instruments approved by the instrument manufacturer Intuitive Surgical,” says Hanna Lindblom, product manager at Getinge.
“Our solution can process up to eight EndoWrist instruments per cycle, and as one operation set consists of three instruments, it enables the customer to increase the number of operations per day without increasing the number of instruments. This way there will always be a back-up.”
In addition, UK-based Zebra Technologies has launched its LaserBand wristband technology combined with a preview of a new range of mobile printers for the Middle East healthcare sector at Arab Health 2014 to help hospitals deliver accurate patient ID and labelling at the patient’s bedside. – TradeArabia News Service