The healthcare industry in NRW
The healthcare industry in North Rhine-Westphalia is a prime mover for growth and innovation. North Rhine-Westphalian enterprises figure prominently on the international stage, above all in the medical engineering sector. The pharmaceuticals industry with its numerous global players is a defining feature of the healthcare industry in NRW. Close cooperation between science and industry is a key success factor. Six university hospitals plus numerous non-university research establishments not only maintain scientific excellence but also provide state-of-the-art training for tomorrow's healthcare professionals.
World's largest medical trade show takes place in NRW: MEDICA
Every year trade visitors from all over the world gather at MEDICA – the World Forum for Medicine – which focuses on medical technology, electro-medicine, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and medical products. More than 5,200 exhibitors of 71 nations focused on the latest trends and showcased products, processes and services for the complete spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care.
The healthcare industry in NRW encompasses large international corporations as well as highly specialized SMEs. Their activities focus on pharmaceuticals, life science and medical engineering:
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