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Vietnam's HCM City hosts int'l healthcare expo to promote tradeThursday, September 25, 2014 > 09:50:40
An international healthcare exhibition (Pharmedi 2014) kicked off here on Wednesday, displaying a wide range of pharmaceutical and healthcare products and equipment.
The expo, the ninth edition of this kind held so far in Vietnam on supplies for the medical, pharmaceutical, hospital and rehabilitation sectors, has attracted more than 350 domestic and foreign companies, including those from Argentina, France, Germany, the United States, Russia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, India and China, according to organizers.
They showcased products at over 500 booths and into five categories: pharmaceuticals and machinery for manufacturing and packaging; medical devices; chemical and laboratory equipment; beauty-care products and equipment; and high class medical services.
Sideline events will include seminars on import and distribution of medical devices and equipment in Vietnam, key points of the national strategy for development of the pharmaceutical industry through 2020, among other related issues.
The expo, to run until Friday, is co-organized by the Vietnam Pharmaceutical Companies Association, the Central Health Communication and Education Centre, Vietnam Medical Products Import-Export Joint Stock Company, and Adpex Joint-Stock Co. It is the biggest annual event to promote trade in the medical and healthcare field in Vietnam.