Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair in early years, China

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair is one of the most influential B-to-B medical trade fairs in the Asia-Pacific region. As technologies continue to evolve, the Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair is a timely event and a premier sourcing platform for advanced technology, equipment and services in the global medical and healthcare industry. The Fair is a great chance to connect with the leading medical suppliers, thought leaders and experts dedicated to advancing the golden age of the industry.

Hong Kong has long been the sourcing hub of choice – conveniently located at the heart of Asia and the gateway to the Chinese mainland, with a comprehensive transportation network and a trusted business environment.

Further backed by the rich OEM experience and advancements in product design and development of its local medical and healthcare device industry, the Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair is the right platform for worldwide exhibitors and buyers to capitalise on business opportunities in the Asian markets, while companies in the region can establish business connections with international entrepreneurs.

With global health spending continuing to climb, medical and healthcare spending as a proportion of overall household expenditure will rise in tandem. This signifies enormous growth potential for the medical devices and supplies industry. Catering to this trend, the Medical Fair offers an important business and sourcing platform for industry players to showcase the latest medical equipment, technologies and related services.

The fair provides fruitful source of products and services for the healthcare sector, offers a wide range of latest medical devices and supplies, including hospital equipments, household medical products, rehabilitation and elderly care, labortaory equipment and medical disposables, brings product developers and businesses together in this booming market.

The vibrant business platform to meet major distributors and agents who have sales channels not only in Hong Kong but also throughout the Asia-Pacific region, help to explore award-winning products and futuristic medtech, pursue business opportunities and make valuable connections.

The medical devices and supplies market presents enormous growth potential. To help industry players capitalise on the opportunities, Medical Fair spotlights cutting-edge biotechnology applications and an array of smart home healthcare equipment and wearable medical devices. The fair offers an important business and sourcing platform to companies in the medical and healthcare industry.

The fair feature specialist zones to facilitate buyers’ sourcing needs. Ageing populations and increased health awareness continue to boost the demands for medical products. The World of Health & Wellness presents lifestyle, cosmetology and fitness products, as well as functional foods and health supplements.

Modern technology is playing a major role in the medical and healthcare equipment industry, and innovations are essential to bring new hopes to many lives. In response to the latest market trends, the Medical Fair provides buyers with all kinds of medical and health-related technology, equipment, devices and supplies. Buyers appreciate this valuable opportunity to connect with international exhibitors to source from their diversified products.

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair 2014
The 5th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, run from 7 to 9 May 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair provide an unrivalled platform for buyers to find all kinds of medical and health-related technology, equipment, devices and supplies.

The new “Physiotherapy” zone made its presence for its first time to showcase the facilities, devices and solutions related to the specific filed. The Medical Cosmetology Zone, which was introduced last year, will continue to showcase equipment such as IPL (intense pulsed light) devices and laser devices for beauty and dermatology applications.

Rehabilitation and Elderly Care zone response to the arising demand from these two areas include patient-monitoring systems, orthopaedic equipment and wheelchairs, which are the main targets of the buyers.

The constant demand for the most updated specialist electro-medical equipment and medical technology makes the Hospital Equipment zone an attraction for buyers seeking ultrasound, imaging and anaesthetic equipment and surgical instruments.

The increasing need for household medical products is under the spotlight. Buyers can visit the Household Medical Products zone to look for portable medical devices which also allow users to conduct point-of-care medical tests or treatments.

Other exhibit categories include Accident and Emergency Equipment; Building Technology and Hospital Furniture; Chinese Medical Devices; Communication, Systems and Information Technology; Dental Equipment and Supplies; Diagnostics; Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology; Laboratory Equipment; Medical Components and Materials; Medical Supplies and Disposables and Medical Textiles.

Special product zones include Rehabilitation and Elderly Care Zone, Medical Cosmetology Zone, and Hospital Equipment Zone, showcasing latest products for remediation of impairments and disabilities, or promotion of mobility and functional ability.

The brand new zone Physiotherapy Zone was showcasing equipment and products from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese mainland exhibitors, for spine straightening, muscle pain treatment, and foot drop improvement.

WhiteRock from Singapore presents the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The device reduces gravity’s impact during rehabilitation process, by selecting 20% to 100% of user’s body weight. The device does not only provide a safe meth.

Jun Idea’s Power Wheelchair PW-999UL, is probably the lightest and most compact power wheelchair in the world. The wheelchair weighs at 20.5kg and only takes 5 seconds to open and fold. It uses Polymer Li-ion batteries that are light-weighted and long lasting, and is also equipped with a double gear brushless motor which is extremely energy-saving.

Developed by Rehab-Robotics from Hong Kong, the Hand of Hope is a therapeutic device aiming to assist patients in regaining hand mobility through motor relearning. By attaching the device onto the patients’ hands, the device system transmit patients’ electromyography signals to actions and help enacting desired motions. This will support muscle re-education synchronising with personal muscle signals.

A specialist zone called “Tech Exchange” offers a perfect platform and a matching opportunity for concepts, innovations and prototypes to be turned into commercial products. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and TEC Edmonton from Canada participate in this zone to present their ideas and meet potential investors and developers.

The fair is an ideal platform not only for trading but also information exchange. A series of seminars and buyer forums was scheduled to provide the latest market intelligence to industry players and clinicians. Experts was invited to share insights into regulatory updates, product innovations and market development of medical devices and supplies sector. Exhibitors present and demonstrate their latest products in exhibitor forum.

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair 2013
The 4th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, run from 14 to 16 May 2013, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event provides an effective platform for over 160 exhibitors to promote medical products as well as related services, brands such as MTI Marketing (Asia) Limited and Providence Enterprise Ltd from Hong Kong was join the show.

The fair is divided into zones of Building Technology and Hospital Furniture, Hospital Equipment, Household Medical Products, Laboratory Equipment, Manufacturing and Design Solution, Medical Supplies and Disposables and Rehabilitation and Elderly Care.

Tech Exchange zone offers a perfect platform and a matching opportunity for concepts, innovations and prototypes to be turned into commercial products. Modern technology is playing a major role in the medical and healthcare equipment industry, and innovations are essential to bring new hopes to many lives.

The constant demand for the most updated specialist electro-medical equipment and medical technology makes the “Hospital Equipment Zone” an attraction for buyers seeking ultrasound, imaging and anaesthetic equipment and surgical instruments.

Healthcare management system is a complex system. There are far too many factors that affect the efficiency of the healthcare system. By using the Simulation promoted by Advent2 Labs (Singapore), users can evaluate the efficiency of healthcare system at a much easier manner and develop an optimum system, through the demonstration of Flexsim Healthcare, a 3D simulation system.

Rondish’s (Hong Kong) Protektor Care Station LRCS-01, is a desktop unit with easy-to-operate one button control. It displays all alarms showing the calling ID and type of alarm and can be connected to a computer database or printer to record the incidents with time and date. It is a good appliance to facilitate the operation and record.

In addition to the actual operations, the software of medical institutions is also very important. Delta Pyramax’s (Hong Kong) SkyCeiling provides ceiling pictures combined with high-end technology to create a happier environment for everyone in the chilly environment. It is being used in the Union Hospital Dental Centre and Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong.

Maliphant (Hong Kong) presents the Electric Cabinet Bed. With a push of a button, a cupboard, wardrobe or a sofa can be transformed into a comfortable bed, therefore maximizing space in the ward room for those patient-carers to have a suitable rest.

Modern technology is playing a major role in the medical and healthcare equipment industry. Innovations such as simulation and microminiature techniques and other advanced information technologies provide solutions to some of the most persistent and debilitating healthcare problems.

Dracaena Life’s (Hong Kong) iSonoSim TM Training Modules, use the cutting edge virtual reality (VR) for training radiologists in practicing skills of ultrasound-guided procedures. Realistic imaging and force modeling technology are deployed to simulate the guided puncture of different soft tissue like real clinical setting.

Developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Robotic System for Nasal Surgery aims at helping a surgeon to carry out surgical procedures in a nasal cavity accurately. The robot system is flexible to position and orient inside the narrow nasal cavity. As it is customized to nasal surgery and hence is of low cost compared to surgical robotic systems on the market.

Adipo Lab’s(Hong Kong) Adipo 7000D Endogenous Dermal Heating System, using the latest technology Direct Electric Transfer (D.E.T), to speed up metabolism to eliminate the peoples who have excess fat and lack of exercises are likely to suffer from obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and fatty liver.

Health Care & Co (Hong Kong) introduces the TurboSonic, which produces sonic vertical vibrations, stimulating absolutely every part of body, from cells to the blood vessels, to organs and muscles. These muscle contractions reduce muscle/tendon/joint-related pain with an increase in bone/muscle mass, strength and flexibility.

Phoelia’s Hong Kong HUBER MOTION LAB consists of various training modes to improve users’ muscle strength and body flexibility. It is a unique technology that improves physical abilities while strengthening core posture muscles.

V-Health’s (Hong Kong) presents V-Health Platform, an interactive weight-bearing exercise machine, which provides low-magnitude high-frequency vibration, for the improvement of osteoporosis and easing its related musculoskeletal problems.

The fair is an ideal platform for not only trading but also information exchange. A series of seminars was scheduled during the fair to provide the latest market intelligence to industry players and clinicians. Experts was invited to share insights into regulatory updates, product innovations and market development of medical devices and supplies sector. Exhibitors was present and demonstrate their latest products in Exhibitors’ Forum to enhance the exposure of their products and appeal to buyers.

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair 2012
The 3rd HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, run from 7 to 9 May 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event provides an effective platform for over 150 exhibitors to promote medical products as well as related services.

This year, the fairground is divided into a number of zones: Building Technology and Hospital Furniture, Hospital Equipment, Household Medical Products, Laboratory Equipment, Manufacturing and Design Solution, Medical Supplies and Disposables, Rehabilitation and Elderly Care, and Medical Device Technology.

The fair presents a wide array of the latest medical devices and supplies in a sectorised format. Established zones include Rehabilitation and Elderly Care Zone, Hospital Equipment Zone, Tech Exchange while two new zones are Business of IP Zone and HKBIO.

The Endoscopy Camera System by Olympus Hong Kong at Hospital Equipment Zone. Digital image processing technology allows high definition display of sites in the body that were previously invisible, enables innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, meaning less invasive procedure for patients.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, one of the Tech Exchange exhibitor will feature their new training device – iSonoSim (Interventional Sonography Simulator), a computerised system for training surgical procedures on virtual patient’s three-dimensional organ models with realistic screen image and force sensation feedback.

V-Health Limited present the latest iWE (Interactive Weight Bearing Exercise Platform), which uses magnetic repulsion to float the platform and human body above the ground. User simply stands upright on the platform for 20 minutes daily.

Providence Enterprise Limited highlight the new iRL Cure – Infrared and Laser Acupuncture Device, which emits an infrared spectrum to simulate traditional acupuncture and moxibustion therapy to relieve pain from arthritis.

With the new Massage Bathtub, to be shown at the fair by Culture Homes (Outlet Stores Wholesale Centre) Limited, reduces the danger of injury for the elderly. The user simply steps in the door of the bathtub, allowing the elderly to enjoy their massage at home safely.

MTI Group feature their patented TruScreen, a portable device for detection of precursor stage of cervical cancer. This self-checking system provides immediate test result, is an alternative test for CIN detection other than a Pap test.

The fair is an ideal platform for not only trading but also information exchange. A series of seminars was scheduled during the fair to provide the latest market intelligence to industry players and clinicians. Experts was invited to share insights into regulatory updates, product innovations and market development of medical devices and supplies sector. Exhibitors present and demonstrate their latest products in Exhibitors’ Forum to enhance the exposure of their products and appeal to buyers.

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair 2010
The 2nd HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, take place during 3 to 5 November 2010, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center.

With the support of the Centre for Innovation and Technology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Mould and Die Technology Association, the fair with more professional medical device offerings from all around the world for both the household consumer market and the institutional market.

Returning after its successful debut last year, the medical fair has attracted 140 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions including Canada, the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Chinese Taiwan, The Czech Republic, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. Italy is represented at the fair for the first time, with three companies attending.

Dedicated sections offering various products and supplies are also in place, with the largest area dedicated to hospital equipment. This year’s fair also introduces a new Laboratory Equipment zone.

Among the highlights of the medical fair is the Tech Exchange which creates opportunities to commercialise technology developed by tertiary institutions. Potential investors are able to view research and development projects by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The fair’s highlight zone is the Tech Exchange, which facilitates technology commercialisation and the future development of the medical devices industry. Tertiary institutions was there to present their R&D projects to manufacturers and entrepreneurs, thereby maximising the business potential of their scientific findings.

The Medical Supplies and Disposables Zone addresses the growing needs of medical supplies in the hospital and home-based long-term care sectors, showcasing products such as gloves, incontinence & stoma aids, and masks, plus many other related items for which demand is increasing every year.

Debuting this year is the Laboratory Equipment Zone, which features different types of testing equipment. This is a future high-growth area in Hong Kong, with testing and certification now one of the six pillar industries promoted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, that is simultaneously becoming increasingly important in other markets.

The fair also presents great opportunities for networking and information exchange. A networking reception was organized for industry insiders from all around the world to expand their business networks through face-to-face meetings. Seminars on regulatory updates and market trends also be organised to equip exhibitors and visitors with the latest information. The HKTDC is also working with the Hong Kong Doctors’ Union to co-organise a course on continuing medical education.

Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Healthcare Fair 2009
The 1st HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, run from 4-6 November 2009, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The new fair offers manufacturers a chance to link up with buyers from around the world. The event represents a timely opportunity for healthcare product distributors and manufacturers, it also help buyers identify distributors to help them tap the lucrative Chinese mainland market and the Asian region in general.

Exhibit categories at the fair include: Accident and Emergency Equipment; Building Technology and Hospital Furniture; Chinese Medical Devices; Diagnostics; Medical Technology; Laboratory Equipment; Medical Components and Materials; Medical Supplies and Disposables; Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology; and Textiles.

Fair highlights include the Tech Exchange, a platform for getting technology to the marketplace. Exhibitors showcasing their innovations at the Tech Exchange include the Centre for Innovation and Technology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Displays range from Chinese University’s fall-prevention shoes for the elderly to Polytechnic’s PDA-based wireless ultrasound devices and the University of Science and Technology’s CRP rapid tests for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. The Hong Kong Government’s Innovation and Technology Commission have a booth at the exchange as well.

ESPE Asia-Pacific Professional Services Manager Dr Young-Chul Kwon from 3M company speak at a seminar on the future of dentistry. Johnson & Johnson is sponsoring a seminar led by Shanghai Fudan University Professor Chen Jie on healthcare reform in the mainland and its implications for the health devices market.

HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room.

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