The global market for medical technology will be in the spotlight this November when the world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA 2011, takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany.

According to a statement on the fair’s website, key topics at MEDICA 2011 will include electromedicine/medical technology, laboratory technology/diagnostics, and medical products like devices and consumables.

Previewing the event, Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, says that the global market for medical technology and medical devices has weathered the storm of the economic and financial crisis well and is now enjoying steady growth – with a current volume of about €300bn.

“Although the supply structures and the financing situation of users of medical technology can vary a lot from one country to another, the market as a whole is characterised by a lively exchange of goods. More than half of the medical devices, products and instruments produced worldwide are made for export,” a statement read.

MEDICA 2011 will be held in Düsseldorf from 16th – 19th November, with as much as two thirds of the exhibitors present expected be from abroad.

At COMPAMED 2011, which takes place in parallel to MEDICA and runs from 16th – 18th November, the participation is expected to be similarly international in scope. COMPAMED is described as ‘the leading international trade fair for the suppliers’ market in medical manufacturing’.

MEDICA and COMPAMED, showcasing about 600 exhibitors, will once again fill all 19 halls of the Düsseldorf trade fair centre. This unique combination reflects the entire process chain and the full range of medical products, devices and instruments, a statement claims.