3D printing for medical purposes highlighted at Dubai's 'Arab Health'

3D printing for medical purposes highlighted at Dubai's 'Arab Health'
By Euronews

Dubai's 42nd Arab Health exhibition focuses on automation and innovation technology

Over 4,000 healthcare companies from 70 countries gathered in Dubai for Arab Health which showcased the latest industry-leading technology.

3D printing was in the spotlight with a zone dedicated for hands-on training and practical workshops on the possibilities of 3D printing in specialized treatments such as cardiology, neurology, surgery, gastroenterology.

E-health and innovation is fundamental in meeting healthcare challenges globally.

“The whole region is facing exactly the same challenges as the UK does, long term chronic and complex illnesses increasing, like diabetes, obesity, cancers and we all need to find those the same solutions,” explained Nicola Blackwood MP, British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health.”

“Innovation is going to be a key ways on which we are going to delver those solutions,” continued Blackwood.

With the theme “Fast Forward 2030,” a strategic partnership has been agreed between Dubai Health Authority and Arab Health. It is aimed at creating meaningful discussion and action regarding 3D printing: awareness, regulation and implementation.

The four-day event presented opportunities to connect professionals in the pharmaceutical industry from the MENA (Middle East North Africa)region.

Morocco’s takes part for the fourth time

The Moroccan pharmaceutical industry, considered one of the region’s best performers, was represented by dozens of business professionals, and the Moroccan Center for Export Promotion, to emphasise their widening presence outside of Africa and Middle East, as they search for more international destinations as a part of its strategy for growth.

“The turnover in the Moroccan industry exceeds a billion dollars for about 40, 50 manufacturers,” explained Dr Mamoun Driss Chaoui, General Director, Afric-Phar. “The presence of Morocco at the level of Arab Health is important for the development of our partnerships, and finding new business opportunities for Moroccan pharmaceutical companies.”

Arab Health has become an essential annual meeting not just for pioneering medical manufacturers, and eminent medical professionals, but for patients who believe that e-health and technology would ultimately make the their lives easier.

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