Arab Health 2014

The international medicine trade fair, Medica 2013, in Germany, saw Malaysian medical devices exporters generate sales totalling RM76.9mil.

Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) said in a statement on 9th December 2013, that Malaysia, with its market leadership in product sectors such as medical latex gloves, surgical instruments and condoms, had attracted much interest from buyers.

“Malaysia accounted for 48.3% of the German market for latex medical gloves in 2012, generating export revenue of over RM600mil,” it said.

Matrade said that Medica 2013, which was held from Nov 20 to 23, had a record number of 42 Malaysian exhibitors.

“... Matrade brought together 13 Malaysian companies at the ‘Malaysia Pavilion’ to introduce their medical products and technologies to the world market,” it said. Matrade added that about 600 business meetings took place between the 13 Malaysian companies and foreign buyers.

The four-day event includes conferences and courses providing training on topics for practitioners, devices and high-level scientific workshops as well as seminars organised by exhibitor organisations and associations giving an update on latest European regulations on the import of medical devices.

“In total, 132,000 trade visitors from more than 120 countries were present at Medica, while 4,641 exhibitors represented 66 countries,” it said.

Matrade’s first event to promote medical devices in 2014 will be the Arab Health 2014 to be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from Jan 27 to 30. For domestic manufacturers, Matrade will continue to support and provide incentives to the trade show.

Source: theSTAR 10-12-2013

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