After a year of pandemic-related hiatus, Medica opened its doors to visitors from all over the world last Monday. Medipee, the eHealth start-up from Moers, which is developing a device for contactless urinalysis, was one of the exhibitors. The leading international trade fair once again attracted many thousands of visitors from all over the world this year.
“We are very pleased to be able to be on site again this year,” says Thomas Prokopp, co-founder of Medipee, who participated virtually as an exhibitor with his company last year. “The personal contact in the last few days – especially with international trade visitors – is enormously important to us. It is absolutely not comparable to the virtual output!”, Prokopp continues.
For 40 years, Medica has been the first point of contact for all companies in the field of medical technology. It is regarded as the world’s largest medical trade fair and is annually transformed into the most important place for leading minds in medical technology. Medipee presented itself in the exclusive joint stand of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and attracted the attention of visitors not only for this reason. The medical technology company around Thomas Prokopp, Paul Bandi and Frank Willems has dedicated itself to the goal of revolutionizing urinalysis.
On the very first day of the fair, the State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Dirk Günnewig, was one of the first guests to inform himself about Medipee. With their apple-sized device, which is attached to any commercially available toilet for sampling, the often cumbersome and unhygienic urinalysis can be carried out completely automatically and contactlessly in combination with an intelligent app for the smartphone. The data is then available digitally and can be reused.