110 French companies will be exhibiting at the largest health show in the Middle East, 30 of them will be in Dubai for the first time. For the 2019 edition of the French pavilion, Business France, the agency supporting the international development of the French economy will launch the French Healthcare brand, an innovative initiative aimed at bringing together French companies, researchers, and healthcare professionals to jointly promote their activities internationally.
On display across 1,000 square meters, French expertise will embrace a wide range of fields: from orthopedics to rehabilitation, sterilization, waste treatment, remote medicine solutions, furniture and equipment for hospitals, implantable medical devices, medical measuring instruments.
The collective brand French Healthcare has the ambition to build momentum through a collective approach so as to boost the influence of French health expertise and technologies. The players of the French health ecosystem wishing to join this collective approach can join the French Healthcare organization through this link: https://frenchhealthcare.fr/en/join-us/ .
In 2017, the French medical devices market posted €28 billion, earned by more than 1,300 companies, of which 92% are SMEs. The industrial sector generates 85,000 jobs in France. Growth in the sector is fueled in large part by export, an area in which turnover is growing by 5% per year.
France offers tremendous potential for innovation in the medical devices sector thanks to recognized industrial, scientific and medical expertise. The medical devices sector stands out for its three-pronged growth model: “reasoned innovation / internationalization / external growth”, with exports as the main driver, in light of the obstacles on the domestic market. In this respect, innovation remains of central importance to these companies. It is illustrated by a desire to develop solutions that integrate new functionalities, in particular developed from e-health technologies.
With the support of Sanofi, FedEx and regional partners from France such as Bretagne Commerce International, DEV’UP, Lille Eurasanté and Medicalps, the French Pavilion will give center stage to the latest innovations at the 2019 edition of Arab Health. Their technical nature meets the expectations of the very demanding and rapidly-developing local market.
Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair & General Manager, Sanofi Gulf commented: “Delivering innovation in healthcare that will truly benefit patients and improve care is one of the main commitments at Sanofi. I believe that partnerships are vital to realizing this, and the Arab Health conference is a great platform to meet likeminded organizations to exchange insights and experiences and explore potential collaborations. We are always pleased to work with partners who share the same values.”
Taarek Hinedi, Vice President Operations, FedEx Express Middle East and Northern Africa added: “Driven by emerging economies, longer life expectancy and technological advancements, the Global Healthcare market is set to cross USD 1.85 trillion this year. FedEx is supporting the complex needs of the industry like temperature-control of sensitive samples and products by providing leading solutions in healthcare logistics. FedEx innovations like SenseAware® track the entire journey of vital healthcare products, delivering new levels of visibility, security and control from start to finish. This is a transformative time for FedEx, and we are continuously working to innovate across entire healthcare supply chains.”
The most represented sectors on the French Pavilion are:
- Hospital equipment and furniture: medical beds, trolleys, wheelchairs, operating lamps, ergonomic chairs, gynecological examination chairs.
- Prevention and risk management in hospitals/hospital hygiene: Equipment sterilization and disinfection, air treatment and purification, hospital waste management, ventilation system, effluent decontamination.
- Diagnostics: ultrasound diagnostic equipment, sonography equipment, Doppler, endoscopes, radiography units.
- Telemedicine solution: patient monitoring, transmission of medical information.