COMPAMED 2021 will be held, co-located to MEDICA trade fair, in a hybrid concept consisting of a combination of exhibition and again as a live platforms for trade visitors at the Düsseldorf exhibition center plus digital offerings.
The COVID pandemic has clearly shown that modern high technologies are important for driving research and development, e.g. for drugs, vaccines or diagnostic devices, quickly and effectively. For this reason, the demand for medical components and innovative processes continues to grow rapidly. With 42 exhibiting companies and institutes, the "Hightech for Medical Devices" marketplace organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network is the largest joint booth at COMPAMED. This year, the IVAM area can be found in Hall 13. The exhibitors come from Germany, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, France and the USA.
The companies and research institutions will show a wide variety of solutions for medical technology on site. The innovations presented include diverse microcomponents, sensors, actuators and sensor systems, micropumps, coatings, smart textiles as well as manufacturing and processing methods and services.
In addition, the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM in Hall 13 will provide insights into research and development, explain technology trends in the industry and provide information on the relevant foreign markets for medical technology. Around 50 international speakers and session chairs will present expert lectures, discussion rounds and matchmaking sessions to initiate contacts on all four days of the trade fair. The established main topics of recent years remain in vogue and are again present at this year's forum with a session: "Printed Electronics/ Integrated Next Generation Diagnostics", "Laser and Photonics Applications", "Smart Sensor Solutions", "Microfluidics for Challenges in Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Life Sciences".