Highlights from MEDICA 2018

The Messe Düsseldorf opened its doors once again this November for MEDICA Trade Fair, the leading international exhibition for the medical sector. Award-winning medical device design, development and manufacturing company, ITL Group (a Gooch & Housego company) returned to the MEDICA once again, this time celebrating 22 years’ of exhibiting at the fair.

It has been reported that 120,000 professional visitors from 155 countries filled the 18 halls to enjoy an offer that was more extensive and international than ever before. Around 70% of attendees were international visitors, which presented valuable opportunities for manufacturing and distribution. 5,273 exhibiting companies from 66 countries and an international share of more than 80% meant it was a record-breaking year for MEDICA.

Exhibition attendees met with ITL Business Development Director, Greg Smith, New Product Development Manager, Steve Hope, Business Development Manager, Tom Ackrill and Marketing Coordinator, Becky Lipscombe, at the fair to discuss medical device development and commercialisation strategies and solutions.

Following the acquisition of ITL by G&H earlier this year, we joined forces and used the global trade fair as a launchpad for a new service offering; Full system Development for laser-based instruments. This year we were joined by G&H’s Biophotonics & Life Sciences Product Manager, Artur Stabrawa, who provided valuable knowledge of G&H’s capabilities which enabled us to meet and interact with customers developing laser-based systems for optical coherence tomography (OCT), scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), laser surgery and/or laser-based cosmetic surgery.

We also used the fair as an opportunity to specifically focus on our breadth of contract manufacturing services, including:

  • Initial Device Master Record (DMR) Validation (for products not designed by ITL)
  • Production Engineering
  • Pilot Manufacturing
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • PCB, Wiring & Cable Loom Manufacture
  • Global Servicing & Support
  • Logistics

At MEDICA last year, Vitl Life Science Solutions unveiled a new robust, portable, single-tube luminometer, Lu-mini. This year, it continued to attract significant interest from distributors and end-users from all over the world in addition to receiving positive and constructive feedback about the quality, design and accuracy of the instrument.

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at MEDICA 2018 – from new and existing clients, to old friends, supporters and media contacts, it was great to see you all and celebrate the growth of our industry together. It was fantastic to exhibit once again and we look forward to doing it all over again next year. Find us at MEDICA and COMPAMED next year 18th-21st November 2019.

Didn’t meet us at MEDICA? Don’t worry, we’d still love to discuss your project with you. Whether you are considering any of our design, development or manufacturing services or you are looking to develop a complex laser-based or optical system then please get in touch with a member of our team today. For more information about how we can help you, please complete our enquiry form here, call us +44 (0)1233 638383 or email us ask@itl.co.uk.

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