Birmingham—did you miss it? Apparently not, based on the conversations I had with exhibitors and visitors at the MEDTEC UK exhibition and conference, which moved from the venerable but cavernous NEC to set up shop in the more convivial West Hall of London Olympia this year. The event was held on 1 and 2 May, and the mood was palpably upbeat, helped, to be sure, by glorious spring sunshine filtering into the venue. Business was accomplished and some fun was had, as well, as you will see by scrolling through these images from the show.
A bright, crisp spring day greeted exhibitors and visitors to MEDTEC UK, which was held in the West Hall of London Olympia on 1 and 2 May.
|The MEDTEC UK show floor was filled with exhibitors displaying products and services designed to spur innovation and help medical device manufacturers maintain a competitive edge. The concurrent conference sessions were equally busy, with the track devoted to wireless technology on the first day playing to a full house.|
|These metal parts are stamped by Clamason at its West Midlands facility and shipped to India for assembly in Sanofi’s Allstar reusable insulin delivery device. The product is a finalist in the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards in the over-the-counter and self-care products category. Why is a UK contract manufacturer producing parts for a device designed for the Indian market? Find out by reading “Made-in-UK Metal Parts Find Medtech Niche in India.”|
|The Operation game got a makeover at the Norgren stand, where body parts were replaced with componentry. That did not make it any easier to extract the parts from the body cavities without setting off the alarm, however. (I tried.) The fluid control specialist also showcased a new inline pump that enables users of clinical chemistry equipment to quickly and easily replace cartridge syringes without taking the pump out of service.|
|There were more fun and games at the Promepla stand, where juggling juggernaut Chris James demonstrated a nonmedical application of the company’s plastic connectors.|
|We’ll be back!|