Planned and executed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong Worldwide Medical and Healthcare Fair, began its three-day run (14 to 16 May) at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre. This year’s exhibit features 285 exhibitors from eight countries.
Sophia Chong, HKTDC Acting Executive Director, mentioned: “The medical gadgets and supplies market possess huge development potential. To assist business players in capitalizing on the opportunities, this year’s exhibit underscores home-grown advanced biotechnology programs and an array of smart home healthcare gear and wearable medical gadgets. The exhibit provides a necessary trading and sourcing platform to companies within the medical and healthcare industry.”
Hong Kong’s biotechnology trade is booming, with some native firms receiving international awards for their analysis and growth. Highlights of this year’s exhibition were today’s seminar, “Biomedical Applied sciences that are Altering Healthcare,” at which Simon Sze, Affiliate Director of the Biomedical Know-how Cluster at the Hong Kong Science & Expertise Parks Company (HKSTP), shared his insights into the marketing of biomedical know-how.
The seminar additionally featured improvements from three biotechnology firms fostered by the HKSTP, with an automated retinal image analysis system to detect the chance of age-associated white matter hyper intensities, that are linked to dementia and cognitive decline. At a low price and without the need for an MRI scan a transportable immune system diagnostic platform to detect numerous ailments with only a drop of blood or saliva is available. A conveyable radiation-free scoliosis evaluation system that uses 3D ultrasound imaging expertise is also available at the fair.
A newly launched Biotechnology zone has assembled a wide range of biomedical firms from Hong Kong and Korea to showcase programs for diagnosis and healthcare.