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Welcome to Düsseldorf! Today, MEDICA 2023 opens its doors for all visitors, and laboratory medicine is again among the trade fair's mainstays. Physicians and professionals from health policy and health services shouldn't miss this year's exhibitors lab solutions nor the scientific programme focusing on lab management, advances in diagnostics, AI and innovative developments in the life sciences. In our special newsletter issue, we take a closer look at exciting new lab-on-a-chip-technology, latest diagnostic techniques and more. Enjoy browsing!

Article • Latest advances

Lab-on-a-chip systems in 2023: The micro-lab revolution

Faster, more accurate and cost-effective testing: Experts outline the beginnings and evolution of “lab-on-a-chip” technology, and its benefits for advanced and next-gen operational platforms.

News • MEDICA Labmed Forum

Hot issues, current trends and innovations in lab medicine

From cancer to AI, from management to new medication: this year's Labmed Forum at MEDICA 2023 in Düsseldorf (November 13-16) once again features an exciting scientific programme.

Article • Confirming initial positive findings

First-tier rapid serology testing for Lyme disease

Lyme disease, the most common tick-transmitted bacterial infection in the world, is challenging to diagnose. Initial early-stage symptoms may include skin rash, fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and/or body and joint aches. However, ...

News • PDAC subtype classification

Attacking the roots of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not just one disease, but that’s the way it is currently treated. New work from Columbia University could help pave the way for a change.

News • Common liver cancer in children

Potential targets to treat hepatoblastoma identified

A collaborative study, led by Cima Universidad de Navarra, has identified key epigenetic targets for the treatment of hepatoblastoma, the most frequent liver cancer in childhood.

News • Health communication on AMR

How to improve public understanding of “antimicrobial resistance”? Rename it

A new study on public health communication shows that the term commonly used to describe bacteria resistant to current medicines or antibiotics fails to stick in people’s memories.

News • Reduction of healthcare-associated infections

Study: Anti-Covid measures also prevent HAIs

The enhanced infection safety measures installed for the Covid-19 pandemic also had a beneficial effect on hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) overall, a new US study suggests.

News • Only 2 out of 4 methods for EMS found to be useful

Sepsis screening: inadequate tools lead to underdiagnosis

Two out of the four screening tools used by emergency medical services are inadequate for recognising sepsis, according to new research presented at the EUSEM Congress.


Article • Trade fair special


EUROPEAN HOSPITAL is at MEDICA 2023! We cover the most exciting topics of the leading trade fair, with reports on AI-assisted healthcare, innovative approaches to radiology and lab medicine, and more. Click here to read the ePaper.

Article • Lab equipment

LABBook - Your guide to laboratory and pathology equipment in Europe

LABBook provides an overview of European laboratory systems. Whether you are about to set up a new lab or want to replace existing equipment, LABBook will help you make smart investment decisions to boost efficiency and productivity in your lab.

Trade fair forums

13.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Hall 12 / E37
MEDICA Connected Healthcare Forum
13.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Hall 12 / F05
MEDICA Health IT Forum
13.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Hall 1 / G37
MEDICA Labmed Forum
13.11.2023 - 16.11.2023 Hall 9 / D10
MEDICA Tech Forum

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