DUBAI, 22nd November, 2022 (WAM) — Medlab Middle East, the largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress in the MENA region, returning to the Dubai World Trade Center from February 6th to 9th, has revealed the key trends influencing medical laboratory markets. clinical laboratories in the United Arab Emirates and around the world, according to a new report published ahead of the 2023 edition of the show.
As clinical laboratories take center stage during COVID-19 by developing tests, collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders, increasing testing activity, throughput and efficiency, and serving patients virtually By telehealth, a new report developed on behalf of Medlab Middle East by Frost & Sullivan, titled Global Clinical Laboratory Trends, has identified the key factors that will impact the clinical laboratory market in the future.
According to the report, personalized medicine, complex testing, RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq), accelerating drug development and analysis through clinical trials, accelerated consumerization and education specialized or qualified laboratory doctors and clinical interpretation services will be the main trends of 2023 for the industry.
Tom Coleman, Exhibition Director, Informa Markets Healthcare, said, “The demand for accurate, cost-effective and rapid testing will increase the use of advanced instruments and technologies in laboratories to support high-throughput testing in 2023. This instrumentation will include state-of-the-art liquid handlers, fully or partially automated analyzers, and other robots.
“These are designed to improve the quality of diagnostic testing and standardize laboratory workflows. Embracing technology that drives automation and collaboration within the lab and with important external stakeholders will be critical. »
The report also highlighted growth opportunities for laboratories in the region, including innovative diagnostic tests for various therapeutic segments at lower cost to patients, including broader test menus such as advanced oncology tests, neurology and infectious diseases.
Other areas of growth include expanding access to digital health with on-demand diagnostic tools and services, laboratories capitalizing on the transition to home care with in-home service offerings and approved and clinically valid tests with high specificity and sensitivity. Another area of potential growth is digital pathology capabilities such as the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI), data science and bioinformatics. This will make health care more affordable, accessible and scalable.
Growth opportunities are complemented by holistic, patient-centric care management programs for personalized care, in which laboratories and other diagnostic players must meet the demand for centralized access to virtual care with home testing and home hospital services.
“After the unprecedented times seen throughout 2020 and 2021, we are now seeing the laboratory industry recalibrating and examining the growth opportunities available. The laboratory diagnostic testing market will undoubtedly continue to grow, this which is why at Medlab Middle East, we want to make sure that we provide all participants with the opportunity to understand how they can get the most out of it,” added Coleman.
The 2023 edition of the expo, which will return under the theme of “leading the way in technological advancement and sustainability in laboratory medicine”, has already confirmed more than 700 exhibitors representing more than 180 countries and will have 14 national pavilions.
The show will include product categories showcasing the latest technology, innovation and insight into disposables, general service, imaging, IT, laboratory, medical equipment, orthopedics, physiotherapy and pharmacy. It will include a range of seminars and workshops, allowing visitors to hear first-hand the latest medical laboratory innovations from leading companies.
The Medlab Middle East Congress returns this year with 13 conferences, making it the largest CME-accredited multi-track medical laboratory congress in the world, with 120 local and international speakers.