Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at MEDICA 2019 -- COMPAMED Trade Fair


Association Of British HealthTech Industries

Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at MEDICA 2019

Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to be hosting a Northern Ireland stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2019; the largest healthcare exhibition in the world.

Partnering with the UK’s leading HealthTech trade body, ABHI, Invest Northern Ireland will host a variety of companies at the global medical trade fair, to showcase the countries thriving life and health sciences sector.

Over 250 companies operate in the sector, from niche start-ups to global companies. These companies are focused on creating significant advances in the fields of pharma, diagnostics, personalised medicine, connected health and medical devices, built on regional clinical expertise in the areas of oncology, cardiology and respiratory.  

 The region has a strong reputation for innovation in the health technology sector and today researchers are at the forefront of convergent technology in the areas of health data analytics, machine learning and diagnostics. Global companies in located in Northern Ireland include Armstrong Medical, Philips Healthcare, Stryker, Terumo, Bemis Healthcare, and Randox.

 Grainne McVeigh, Director of Life Sciences from Invest Northern Ireland said: “As the economic development agency for Northern Ireland, our role is to help Northern Ireland companies export their products into global markets, with support of our extensive network of overseas offices, including an office in Düsseldorf. We are delighted to be at MEDICA on the ABHI UK Pavilion to showcase the many innovations Northern Ireland has to offer.”

Paul Benton, Managing Director, International, ABHI added:“Northern Ireland is home to a wealth of innovative companies, as well internationally recognised universities, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, both renowned for world-leading research in biomedical sciences. It is an honour to be partnering with them at MEDICA to showcase this expertise on a global stage.”

 MEDICA is taking place from 18 – 21 November 2019 and throughout the show, Invest Northern Ireland will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - hall 16 Stand K11-1.

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About ABHI

ABHI is the UK’s leading industry association for health technology (HealthTech). ABHI supports the HealthTech community to save and enhance lives. Members, including both multinationals and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), supply products from syringes and wound dressings to surgical robots and digitally enhanced technologies. We represent the industry to stakeholders, such as the government, NHS and regulators. HealthTech plays a key role in supporting delivery of healthcare and is a significant contributor to the UK’s economic growth. HealthTech is now the largest employer in the broader Life Sciences sector, employing 121,000 people in 3,500 companies, with a combined turnover of £22.2bn. The industry has enjoyed growth of around 5% in recent years. ABHI’s 300 members account for approximately 80% of the sector by value.

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