13 - 16 November 2023

MEDICA 2023 – Where healthcare is going

MEDICA 2023, one of the leading international medical trade fairs, took place from 13 to 16 November 2023 at the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH exhibition centre in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Organised by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the event provided companies, research institutes and professionals an important comparative opportunity to present and discover the latest developments and innovations in the healthcare sector.


Strong international visitor attendance at MEDICA + COMPAMED in Düsseldorf © Constanze Tillmann/ Messe Düsseldorf via medica.de.


With over 5,300 exhibitors from almost 70 countries and 83,000 visitors, MEDICA is one of the largest medical B2B trade fairs in the world. A wide range of innovative products and services from the fields of medical imaging, laboratory technology, diagnostics, health IT, mobile health, physiotherapy/orthopaedic technology and medical consumables are presented here. The extensive programme of first-class forums, conferences and special shows offers the opportunity for interesting presentations and discussions with experts and politicians and also includes product presentations and award ceremonies. Medica has also been honoured with the German Medical Award, which recognises outstanding achievements in medicine.


Whether at the trade fair, the conference or the specialist forums, the main focus this year was on the digital transformation of the healthcare system in connection with the increasing “outpatientisation” of treatment and networking of clinics with one another. Another trend is solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) and supporting systems, such as robotic systems or solutions for implementing more sustainable processes.


Our consortium partner, the Institute for Implantable Technologies and Biomaterials (IIB), took part in MEDICA and presented SIMCor to the international MedTech community.
IIB participated in a second panel discussion on the topic of AI in medical technology (1.30 pm, room 14a, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61) where doctors, quality managers and ethicists discussed critical aspects of the introduction of medical AI in clinical application environments. Topics such as user characteristics and trust in the technology were also discussed.