UAE, Dubai: The official inauguration of the Italian Trade Agency pavilion took place earlier today on the first day of Arab Health 2021 by His Excellency Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE, along with Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Italian Consul-General in Dubai and Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner.
During the opening, His Excellency said that Italian producers and manufactures have a lot to offer the UAE’s healthcare industry, “Italy has one of the highest rates of investment in healthcare R&D in Europe, and our government is actively supporting innovative SMEs and start-ups and their new approach to tackling today’s problems. These solutions will help advance the UAE’s healthcare market and we are anticipating some very fruitful partnerships to come from Arab Health.”
Fifty-one Italian companies, including eight innovative start-ups selected by ITA in its official pavilion, are present at Arab Health this week. Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner commented, “Italy is recognised internationally for its excellence in the Biotech, Pharma and Medical Devices sectors, the three major sectors of Life Science. There are currently 4,323 Italian companies operating in the Medical Devices sector with a total value of 16.7 billion Euros, of which 5.7 billion Euros of this were exported in 2020, which is a 1.2 per cent increase compared to 2019. On the other side, the UAE’s Medical Devices market is expected to reach AED 5.6 billion ($1.5bn) by 2025, with an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4 per cent from 2020, and our manufacturers are in a strong position to support the county’s growth. The demand is there; the Italian offer too.”
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The eight companies who will be present at the ITA pavilion at Arab Health are as follows:
Cerebro® is a startup created in 2018 by a group of Italian Doctors and Researchers in the field of Biotechnology in Neuroscience. Through Neuronavigation and Neuromodulation techniques they build scientifically shared but individually perfected rehabilitation models.
ComfTech is a certificated and an innovative start-up that develops, produces and sells wearable monitoring systems based on connected garments. Comftech textile sensors allow accurate measurement of physiological signals and parameters, like heart rate and ECG trace, breathing signal, body position, activity level that can support clinicians and patients in hospital or at home thanks to remote monitoring.
IDM Lab: https://ima.it/it/ima-digital/idm-lab/
IDM Lab designed, built and patented a 3D manufacturing device. It fits in a suitcase to explore the feasibility of having a portable solution for producing dental parts made with biocompatible resins, to be used in developing countries.
lightScience is an innovative start-up founded in 2020 with the aim to develop a Multiparametric Blood Analysis Portable System built on spectroscopy, cloud computing, and machine learning based chemometric calibration models.
Starting from a strong knowledge of the scientific basis, RAYLAB is working on the cutting edge of the radiation detection to design and develop innovative and safe solutions. The aim is to offer high performance and high quality results connected with a smart user experience.
RIC 3D: https://ric3d.it/
RIC3D strategically combines innovative techniques (such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and 3D-printing) to carry out R&D projects and ultimately generate highly innovative products and/or software.
UBT Srl is a MedTech company with a portfolio of truly disruptive medical devices for imaging diagnostic based on microwave technology instead of ionizing radiation (x-rays). UBT’s microwave imaging technology overcomes x-rays’ accuracy, without the risks and the limitations associated with ionizing radiations.
VALIAMO is an exciting and innovative Italian manufacturer of Hospital Equipment, Home Care and Medical Solutions using Artificial Intelligence and high technology. VALIAMO is a science-led healthcare company with the mission to help people feel better inside hospitals, improving the work of nursing staff and optimizing hospital efficiency.
Italian Trade Agency – ITA:
The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships. ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalization process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets. ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome and it works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices” of Italy’s Embassies or Consulates.