French Expertise unveils at Medical Fair India in Mumbai

Medical Fair India, a leading trade fair in the medical equipment and technology industry, was organized from 2nd to 4th March 2012 in Mumbai.

Online PR News – 09-June-2012 – New Delhi – the event hosted a French Pavilion, organized by UBIFRANCE, French Agency for international business development, for the 4th year in succession and brought together 9 leading companies from the French medical device industry. These companies exhibited their high-tech products, adapted to the fast-changing Healthcare industry.

With an annual growth rate of 15 - 20%, the medical equipment & device market in India demonstrates a huge business potential for professionals worldwide. There is a demand for innovation and high-tech medical products in the Indian healthcare market. Global companies are looking at India as a hub to undertake contract design, development, components manufacturing and packaging of medical devices.

Being one of the leading suppliers of medical equipment, France accounts for nearly 5% of sales in the global healthcare industry. Ranging from basic medical devices to a fully-equipped turn-key hospital, France has abundant availability of engineering and scientific skills. The French Pavilion brought together 9 leading companies from the French medical equipment industry to showcase their innovative, state-of-the-art technology and share their expertise and professional know-how in the growing healthcare and medical equipment industry.

French medical devices rank among the world's best. Thanks to the strong R&D orientation and the close collaboration between industry professionals and medical research teams. The health technology and innovation clusters in France further encourage this synergy and are a key element in the innovation system.

Here is a brief profile of all the French participants:

With an aim to bring maximum comfort to painful feet and efficient help to a host of plantar pathologies, FRANCIS LAVIGNE Développement SAS designs, produces and distributes specialized medical and paramedical shoes which are adopted by many practitioners as well as by medical and paramedical institutions. Website:

GERMITEC, specialist in Medical Hygiene, designs and commercializes high-tech medical hygiene systems. The company has developed Antigermix, an automated unit used for disinfection of heat-sensitive medical instruments, such as endocavitary or external ultrasound probes, using UVC radiation and ensuring optimized hygiene traceability. Website:

HERDEGEN, a leading European manufacturer of home care products such as walking aids, medical beds, and electrical lift chairs providing comfort and mobility support. The company is established as OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in orthopedic and rehabilitation fields. Website:

HUTCHINSON SANTÉ is the health division of Hutchinson Group. The company manufactures and sells new generation surgical gloves which minimize risks of infection. This glove, called G-VIR®, contains a disinfecting liquid which significantly reduces the transmitted viral load in case of Blood Exposure Accident. Website:

IMPLANET designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopedic implants (knee, spine and arthroscopy) in France and other parts of Europe. These products demonstrate international standards for biomechanical testing and clinical approvals by CE and FDA authorized laboratories in France and the United States. Website:

KASIOS specialises in the development, manufacture and sales of synthetic bone substitutes for use in orthopaedics and dental surgery. Due to their interconnected macro-porous structure and their chemical composition which resembles the mineral substance found in human bone, these grafts promote natural bone reconstruction and ensures perfect osteointegration. Website:

KNS LEASE provides practical, forward-looking medical equipment and financing solutions that meet specific operating and budgetary needs. Website:

LISI MEDICAL ORTHOPAEDICS manufactures premium quality implants and instruments for Orthopaedics, Spinal, Traumatology and Dental market. They also act as an integrator which provides services ranging from initial concepts, prototypes, preproduction and production. Website:

Based in France, OSYRIS MEDICAL is internationally recognized in the domain of tissue/laser interaction to develop high technology devices. It offers high-tech body contouring laser devices (Lipotherme® and Lipocontrol®, FDA cleared) and vein removal laser procedures (Endotherme® and Exotherme®) that are scientifically proven and clinically approved. Website:

Medical Fair India 2012 is recognized as the most important resource and business platform for both international and regional suppliers from the medical and healthcare sectors. The exhibition serves as a converging point for healthcare providers, importers & distributors, industry professionals, government bodies, hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals sourcing for the latest innovations in healthcare. The trade show offered these French companies an ideal business platform to present their technologies and to identify new business opportunities.

The participation of French companies in the Medical Fair Exhibition for the 4th successive year, confirmed their continued interest and commitment to doing business in India on a long term basis