Medica is the world's largest medical trade fair for medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The fair takes place once a year in Dusseldorf and is open to trade visitors only. Rising life expectancy, medical progress and the growing awareness of the people for their health are helping to increase the demand for modern treatment methods. This is where the Medica grabs and provides the medical device industry a central market for innovative products and systems that result in an important contribution to the efficiency and quality of patient care. The exhibition is divided into the areas of electromedicine and medical technology, information and communication technology, physiotherapy and orthopedic technology, disposables, commodities and consumer goods, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. In addition to the trade fair the Medica conferences and forums belong to the firm offer of this fair, which are complemented by numerous activities and interesting special shows. The Medica is held in conjunction with the world's largest supplier fair for medicine, Compamed. Thus, the entire process chain of medical products and technologies are presented to the visitors and necessitates a visit to the two exhibitions for each industry expert.