Representatives from the ISSP UL Development Department, Ģirts Ozoliņš and Ainārs Ozols, participated in the MEDICA 2023 and COMPAMED 2023 trade fair event, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 13th to 16th, 2023.
As the largest medical equipment exhibition globally, MEDICA/COMPAMED provided an exceptional platform for the ISSP UL team to immerse themselves in the intricacies of the life sciences field, understand customer challenges, and gain valuable insights into competitors’ offerings. Their primary objective was to explore the potential for developing a microfluidics pilot line at ISSP UL for life science device prototyping.
During the event, Ģirts Ozoliņš actively engaged with over ten prominent companies in the life science and prototyping service domains. Notable discussions transpired with industry leaders such as Uniogen (Finland), TrustBio Corporation (Taiwan), NanoEntek (Korea), Fluxergy Europe (Germany), MNCHIP (China), Optokey (USA), Biosurfit (Portugal), Absology (Korea), MagIA diagnostics (France), Microfludic ChipShop (Germany), LumiraDx (Germany), Hochuen (China), thinXXS (Germany), Microfluidics Innovation Hub (Austria), and more.
The knowledge acquired from these interactions proved invaluable for shaping ISSP UL’s microfluidics pilot line development strategy. Insights gathered from industry leaders and competitors will play a pivotal role in preparing robust return on investment (ROI) calculations, ensuring that ISSP UL remains an important player in the evolving landscape of life science technologies.
In parallel, Ainārs Ozols visited the international fair to promote ISSP UL services and activities for microfluidic projects. His agenda encompassed crucial aspects of microfluidic technology, including microfluidic chip services in Europe and Japan, components for microfluidic chips, and the machinery involved in microfluidic chip production, along with their limitations and capabilities.
The discussions also delved into the competitive landscape and emerging trends in the microfluidics field. Ainārs Ozols successfully established significant contacts, particularly in the realms of micro-optics and augmented reality applications for medical purposes, showcasing ISSP UL’s commitment to staying abreast of cutting-edge technologies and fostering collaborations on a global scale. The insights gained from these discussions will undoubtedly contribute to the continuous advancement of ISSP UL’s capabilities.
With over 5,300 exhibitors from almost 70 countries and 83,000 visitors, MEDICA in Düsseldorf is one of the world’s largest medical B2B trade fairs. A wide range of innovative products and services are presented here, including medical imaging, laboratory technology, diagnostics, health IT, mobile health, physiotherapy/orthopaedic technology, and medical consumables. The extensive programme of first-class forums, conferences and special shows provides opportunities for exciting presentations and discussions with experts and politicians. Also, it includes pitches of new products and award ceremonies.
COMPAMED is a leading international trade fair for the medical technology supplier sector. The trade fair offers a comprehensive range of high-quality medical technology components, services and production equipment for the medical industry. In the exhibition halls, the latest innovations in components, modules, OEM equipment, electrical and electronic components, microtechnology, raw materials, materials and adhesives, Manufacturing of components, Manufacturing of finished products, Services and Manufacturing equipment are presented by about 735 exhibitors.