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Final Press Release 2021

MEDICA 2021 and COMPAMED 2021 have far exceeded expectations

Image: Entrance area of MEDICA/COMPAMED 2021; Copyright: Constanze Tillmann/Messe Düsseldorf

Visitors and exhibitors were in good spirits throughout – personal encounters once again take centre stage

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Wrapped and protected: Packaging for medical technology

Photo: Sticker strips run through a production line; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Software development and the manufacturing of web converting machines and packaging systems represent the core competence of Delta ModTech Inc. With innovative technologies and 40 years of experience in web converting, the company develops solutions tailored to the production processes of its customers.

Delta ModTech Inc.

Hall 13 / Stand G24

Photo: a green sensor strip, next to is a blue shell; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Individual electronics developed in partnership - this is what Turck duotec GmbH stands for. The company manufactures customer-specific electronics and acts as an original design manufacturer. From the design of the mechanics to the system assembly, Turck duotec supports its customers in implementing their individual wishes.

Turck duotec GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand F48

Photo: four tubes glowing neon blue with liquid inside; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Since its foundation in 1935, Vernay Europa B.V. has become a reliable supplier of flow control solutions. Both the automotive industry and the small engine industry rely on the various flow control solutions. Vernay Europa B.V. develops individual solutions for every challenge.

Vernay Europa B.V.

Hall 13 / Stand C50

Photo: A medical device by seleon GmbH at COMPAMED 2021; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

From the initial consultation to the development and final production of a device – seleon GmbH is a leading medical technology service provider from Germany. Ideas around active and non-active medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics and drug-device combination products are brought to life in seleon GmbH's one-stop shop.

seleon GmbH

Hall 14, Stand A30

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Catheters play a major role in many fields of medicine. Precision Medical Plastics Ltd. specializes in catheters for cardiology, neurology and urology. The various products of all colors and diameters are developed by a competent team and manufactured in a clean room.

Precision Medical Plastics Ltd.

Hall 13 / Stand F10

Photo: Various recycled packaging cases from rose plastic medical packaging GmbH; Copyright: beta-web/Ostkamp

Sustainable and intelligent: rose plastic medical packaging GmbH is a manufacturer and supplier of recycled packaging solutions for the medical technology, dental, healthcare and laboratory and diagnostics sectors. Whether sleeves, boxes or cases - the sustainable packaging solutions are diverse and offer secure protection even for sensitive implants.

rose plastic medical packaging GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand D42

Photo: Plastic injection molded parts by Spang & Brands for medical supply; Copyright: beta-web/Ostkamp

It's often the little things that make the difference. Especially when something is supposed to go into the body. Spang & Brands has 30 years of experience in plastics manufacturing for medical technology. Whether precision parts or assemblies with break-off, tear-off or twist-off zones – with its modern injection molding machines and German thoroughness, the company delivers lasting quality both in small batches and in quantities of millions.

Spang & Brands GmbH Kunststofftechnik für die Medizin

Hall 13 / Stand B48

Photo: TITV Greiz employee with a mannequin wearing smart textiles for monitoring body functions; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

The pulse watch in clothing: The Textile Research Institute Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz) develops – in cooperation with Karl Mayer – textiles for monitoring body functions, for decubitus prophylaxis or for pressure relief and improved physiological comfort in bandages and orthoses. Smart textiles are the trump card at TITV.

Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz)

Hall 13 / Stand D59

Photo: Spine surgery model from ErgoSurg GmbH; Copyright: beta-web/Ostkamp

Navigation system for spine surgery: The electromagnetic navigation system supports minimally invasive spine surgery. Integration into any operating room is easily possible, as is connection to the hospital network. The system has already received the Spine Technology Award 2019.

ErgoSurg GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand B47

Photo: The tiny camera module in front of a human index finger; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

OptaSensor GmbH has 15 years of experience in the development of micro camera modules. With the tiny OsirisM camera, high resolution is possible in disposable endoscopies. The module, which measures only 1x1x2mm, is manufactured according to the wafer-level packaging principle and has an integrated NIR blocking filter.

OptaSensor GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand D61

Photo: Micro Dispense Module µDispense; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Compact and precise: The pumps from HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH dispense the smallest quantities of liquids extremely accurately. The µDispense® micro-dispensing module is a compact dispensing system for analytical technology and enables precise dispensing and pumping of liquids in the microliter to milliliter range. Process-safe liquid handling is possible in analytical instruments with high precision and accuracy.

HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH

Hall 13 /Stand E61

Photo: A flow application with sample, pump, biosensor and a transmitter; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

The B.LV5 flow-through biosensor from Jobst Technologies GmbH enables, among other things, simultaneous glucose and lactate measurement. Thanks to a very small flow cell, the sensor requires only a small sample volume and is also suitable for long-term measurement applications due to its reliability and fast response time.

Jobst Technologies GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand F48

Photo: Employee of CorTec GmbH holding Brain Interchange System in his hand; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Communication between the nervous system and artificial intelligence: Brain Interchange technology is an implantable system for measuring and stimulating brain activity in long-term use. Paralyzed people can use the closed-loop system to control their wheelchair, for example – or it can be used as a therapy option for epilepsy or Parkinson's disease.

CorTec GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand D47

Photo: Employee of PI Ceramic GmbH holding a ceramic half shell in front of the camera; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Piezoelectric ceramic products from PI Ceramic GmbH: For medical technology, PI Ceramic develops and produces semi-spheres and spheres as well as focus bowls in a wide variety of geometries and electrode designs, for example with and without contacting. Applications include therapeutic ultrasound for targeted drug dosage in the body.

PI Ceramic GmbH

Hall 13 / Stand E47

Photo: External gear pump smartflow and the push-in connector hyperfit; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

World premiere at COMPAMED 2021: With the completely dead space-free design of the smartflow external gear pump and the hyperfit push-in connector, AVS Römer is setting new standards in performance and hygiene. Since media accumulation and residues are avoided, the duration and number of cleaning cycles are also reduced. This makes media changeover simple and fast.

AVS Römer GmbH & Co. KG

Hall 14 / Stand D18

Photo: FISCam microcamera for minimally invasive surgery; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Microsystems from FISBA AG: The FISBA FISCam is a microcamera for minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics and impresses with its high resolution and compact design. The complete technology of the FISCam is in the cable.

FISBA AG

Hall 13 / Stand D59

Photo: Teddy bear with fluid sensor for drug delivery; Copyright: beta-web/Schlüter

Innovative sensors from Sensirion AG: Product highlights at COMPAMED 2021 include the flow platform for respiratory devices, tiny flow sensors for smart inhalers and e-health applications, and a fluid sensor for drug delivery. The last one can be seen, for example, on the left arm of the teddy bear.

Sensirion AG

Hall 14 / Stand D47

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