MEDICA 2012 – SGS showed how medical devices can reach the markets faster.

The 2012 edition of MEDICA proved yet again why the Düsseldorf (Germany) trade fair is the global platform for the medical technologies industry and medical professionals to interact.

The 4554 exhibitors from 64 countries and the highly interesting program of forums, conferences and seminars attracted over 130,000 visitors, 90% of whom had decision-making competence within their organizations.

Some of the major trends reflected at MEDICA 2012 were the emergence of new regions and countries as significant players in the medical devices industry, including the Middle East countries or New Zealand, as well as on the technology side, the continuous increase in the amount of information technology being used in an ever-larger range of medical devices.

Product safety and quality were also main focus points of MEDICA and the SGS safety and quality assurance service portfolio found large and interested audience. The SGS exhibition stand located in the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) pavilion welcomed a constant stream of visitors and hosted numerous business meetings and open discussions.

The over 20 SGS medical devices, testing and certification experts attending the fair presented visitors, clients and prospects a comprehensive package of SGS services that enable manufacturers and importers of new and innovative medical devices to quickly achieve market access in most countries around the world.

SGS operates accredited testing labs for medical devices in over 10 countries, including the US, Brazil, Germany, China and Korea. Our extensive network of qualified auditors operate on all major medical devices markets and the SGS services are complemented by a complete set of global accreditations which includes among others: the CB Scheme, NCB and CBTLs, JPAL, UKAS, CMDCAS, FDA Site Inspections, INMETRO or KFDA.

Find out more about SGS services for medical devices.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.