At MEDICA 2018, the largest exhibition of medical equipment in the world, 20 companies united under the Made in Moscow brand, will represent the capital. The exhibition will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, until 15 November.
“The participation of our manufacturers in MEDICA 2018 is the first step towards cooperation in the international medical industry, the expansion of the purchase geography and an increase in the export of Moscow products. We will present advanced equipment for molecular, therapeutic and functional diagnostics as well as cutting-edge developments on the boundary between medicine and robotics: over 50 innovative technologies,” said Alexei Fursin, Head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Investment Development.
According to him, Moscow is actively providing medical and pharmaceutical products to 115 countries, with its main partners being the CIS, as well as Baltic and African nations.
At the exhibition, Moscow will attach particular importance to the presentation of active prostheses for adults and children. No similar models exist either on the Russian market or abroad. Each prosthesis is unique. The user can choose the design and additional functions if necessary: game options for children, a display with smartphone functions and even a contactless payment system for transport.
The Alisa anthropomorphic robot is the most unusual innovation on display at the joint stand. The nice robot girl will meet visitors and talk to them. It can read the emotions of the person it is talking with and react to them. Alisa can be a nurse, help doctors and will even be able to provide initial consultations to patients in the future.
Another promising development is a hardware and software complex for the rehabilitation of patients with impaired motor functions. It can be used to control an exoskeleton and other assistive devices.
During the exhibition, Moscow manufacturers will be able to have talks with potential purchasers, investors and technological partners.
The joint stand is organised by the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Investment Development and the Moscow Export Centre.
The Made in Moscow programme was launched in 2016. Moscow companies receive comprehensive support to promote their designs on the international markets. The city reimburses the manufacturers for any expenses incurred in participating in Russian and foreign events and organises business meetings with purchasers, investors and international companies.