Press Release COMPAMED 2006 -- COMPAMED Trade Fair


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Press Release COMPAMED 2006

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On the way to painless diagnostics and
treatment: Medical innovations at Compamed

Once again, Compamed, which took place from November
15 to 17, 2006, has demonstrated impressively that it is the
leading international market place for suppliers of medical
technology. About 10,000 managers, product developers and
buyers visited the trade fair, which took place parallel to
Medica. Many of them discussed possible applications in
medical technology with the 25 exhibitors of the joint pavilion
Hightech for Medical Devices, organized by IVAM
Microtechnology Network. Companies like Bayer Material
Science, Siemens Optical Solutions, eagleyard Photonics
and Silex Microsystems presented a broad range of new
products, services and techniques. As compared to the
previous year, four times more companies and institutes
exhibited with IVAM.
In the focus of the Product Market Hightech for Medical
Devices were innovations from the areas of microtechnology,
nanotechnology and advanced materials, like biocompatible
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plastics, piezoceramic components, sensor systems, laser
and measurement technology. On the forum Hightech for
Medical Devices, about 20 experts like Philips Research or
VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH introduced innovations and
market developments in medical technology.
According to the organizers Messe Düsseldorf, circa 40
percent of the visitors of Medica and Compamed came from
abroad, which was confirmed by the exhibitors of the IVAM
joint pavilion like Matthias König from Servometer: “We were
especially exited about the international visitors”, says König.
The majority of the IVAM exhibitors was very satisfied with
the fair. “Our conclusion after Compamed is absolutely
positive: We had many good and exceptionally detailed
talks”, affirms Dr. Martin Wehner from the Fraunhofer-
Institute for Laser Technology ILT. „The number of visitors
and quality of the contacts were excellent“, Markus Lotz from
Siemens Optical Solutions is pleased to announce.
In 2007, IVAM will organize a joint pavilion for high-tech
companies and institutes in cooperation with Messe
Düsseldorf again. “We already have a strong demand for the
next Compamed from November 14 to 16 – this shows that
medical technology is still the major target market for micro
and nanotechnology suppliers”, states IVAM CEO Dr. Uwe
Kleinkes. Reservations can be directed to Katrin Manka
(Phone: +49 231 9742 7081; E-mail:

About IVAM:
IVAM is an international association of companies and institutes in the
fields of microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials. At
present about 200 companies and institutes from thirteen countries in
Europe, Asia and North America are IVAM members.
As the communicative bridge between suppliers and users of
microtechnology products and services, IVAM brings innovations to
market and creates competitive advantages via technology marketing.
Furthermore, IVAM offers lobbying services for small and medium-sized
enterprises, qualification and world-wide networking.

IVAM – Microtechnology Network
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D – 44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 9742-168
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