Space fills quickly at CIIE health-care pavilion

Ding Yining
Pharma and medical device companies have already reserved about 90 percent of space in the medical section of the third China International Import Expo.
Ding Yining

More than 90 percent of exhibition space in the health-care pavilion of the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) has already been booked by pharma and medical device companies, organizers said. 

A special section for public quarantine products, technology and services will be set up in the pavilion in light of the coronavirus epidemic, Sun Chenghai, deputy director of the China International Import Expo Bureau, said during a promotional session in Shanghai on Tuesday. 

Exhibition space covering 2,800 square meters will be dedicated to best practices, preventative equipment, services and treatment measures related to COVID-19. 

A total of 60,000 square meters of exhibition space have been allocated to pharma companies, while 183 pharma and medical device companies have pledged to take part in this section so far.

An online platform will also allow exhibitors and buyers to connect and sign contracts.

"We want to push forward for the exchange of ideas and latest public quarantine measures and technologies through this special section, and we'll also strive to better connect with the procurement side and exhibitors so that both can reap fruitful results at the CIIE," Sun said. 

A group contract signing ceremony was held today where companies including Fresenius Medical Career, Bayer, Perkin Elmer and Boehringer Ingelheim pledged to take part in the public quarantine section to showcase their preventative products and technologies. 

These products include antiviral drugs, ventilators and various testing materials and devices. 

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