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An ever-growing French presence at Arab Health-Medlab 2015

There will be 118 French companies exhibiting their products at the next Arab Health-Medlab held from January 26th to 29th, 2015 at the Pavilion organised by UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development.

Occupying about 1,350 m2 of exhibition space in the ZA’ABEELL Hall and SHEIK RASHID Hall at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, the companies will be enjoying a much larger area to showcase their know-how at this international tradeshow for medical products and services.

France’s medical products and services industry accounts for a market worth about €20b, or 10 per cent of the world market. Driven by 1,079 high-added-value companies in the field of medical technologies, it is a cutting-edge industry enjoying constant growth and employing 65,000 people.

94 per cent of those businesses have less than 250 employees. The manufacturing techniques, which are highly precise for a wide range of products, must meet ethical and regulatory requirements in terms of safety and quality. A large part of production operations (assembly, filing and polishing) are done by hand; automated assembly is not always possible, and some of the controls require a human presence.

As a major event in the Near and Middle East, Arab Health-Medlab attracts an increasing number of manufacturers every year, hailing from all regions in France and presenting highly innovative products; 38 per cent of them will be attending for the first time. Found in both halls, they will display their latest products in orthopaedics (surgical implants in bone surgery, prostheses, digestive track surgery), diagnostics (biopsy devices, reagents and laboratory equipment, blood analysers), health centre consumables and facilities, air treatment (air decontamination and filtering), waste processing, hospital supplies (medical equipment and furniture like beds and trolleys) and home care (home care services, patient transfers).

With help from regional partners like CENTRECO and Lille Eurasanté, who will be exhibiting at the French Pavilion with 9 and 7 businesses respectively, the very latest in French innovations will be clearly on display at the next Arab Health tradeshow. Their advanced technical skills are sure to meet the requirements of a very demanding local market which is currently experiencing a boom in those fields.

Together with Ubifrance, Orange Business Services is sponsoring the French Pavilion. The Orange Group’s B2B division will be introducing its own health-related solutions. For the past 10 years, the Group’s entity Orange Healthcare has provided its expertise in means of communication to serve healthcare professionals.

As the first telecom operator to be certified as a “hosting company for private health data” by France’s Health Ministry, Orange has played a part in modernising infrastructures and healthcare systems, as well as supplying health centres with communication solutions. Orange guarantees reduced costs, optimal quality and improved access to health, for instance by providing solutions to manage chronic illness.