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More than 3,000 healthcare industry professionals expected to attend the launch edition of Health GB Exhibition & Congress at Manchester Central in the UK

Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the world’s leading publishing and exhibitions company with a stellar portfolio of global events such as Arab Health, Africa Health and Asia Health, has announced the launch of the Health GB Exhibition & Congress. As the latest exhibition in their global series, Health GB is expected to welcome more than 3,000 healthcare industry professionals to Manchester Central, Manchester, United Kingdom, from 30 April – 2 May 2018 to meet, learn and do business with the UK healthcare sector.

With future NHS expenditure due to increase to £120,151 billion by 2019/20, and with 12 NHS hospitals selected to receive £10 million of funding to trail blaze new ways of using digital technology to drive improvements to patient care, Health GB presents a huge opportunity for healthcare manufacturers, dealers & distributors and service providers to introduce their products to the market. More than 150 companies from 10 countries, including Italy, Germany, China, Turkey and the US, will showcase their latest healthcare and pharmaceutical innovations and technologies during the three-day trade show.

According to Dave Panther, Vice President of Global Sales for Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions: “As the UK prepares to undergo a significant period of change international companies from across the globe are looking to maneuver themselves into a favourable position to capitalise on any changes to existing market agreements. The potential this offers for both UK companies looking to export their products, as well as for those non-EU providers hoping to enter the UK market, is exponential. Health GB is being launched at this critical time as a platform to facilitate this conversation and to bring together our customers and partners, under one roof, in the UK.”

In addition to functioning as a trade platform, Health GB also delivers world-class educational content through our three non-clinical conference programmes.

The one-day CPD accredited Medical Engineering Conference is chaired by Dr John Sandham, chairman of the EBME Society and the Director of TBS GB Telematic and Biomedical Services Ltd, and will discuss the dynamic future of clinical engineering, healthcare technology management whilst also presenting the latest advancements in medical devices. Meanwhile, the Healthcare Procurement Conference, developed in partnership with NHS Commercial solutions and chaired by CEO Alyson Brett, provides advanced insight into how revolutionised healthcare can improve operation productivity of nationwide NHS organisations. Centred on the theme of “Integrated Care Systems – Primary Care leading the way”, the agenda for the CPD-accredited Primary Care Conference will provide progressive updates and cover the latest information concerning integrated healthcare provision. Attendees at this one-day conference can hear expert speakers share unique insights on topics such as NHS landscape and primary care development, workforce modelling, population health management and integrated care and accountable care organisations and a keynote by Mayor Andy Burnham, Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester.

“The Health GB educational programme has been carefully designed in collaboration with The Royal College of Nursing, EBME, NHS Shared Business Services, BIDA and NHS London Procurement Partnership,” Panther added.

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Notes to Editor
About Health GB
Organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibition, Health GB is a leading UK trade exhibition and conference that will host over 3,000 healthcare professionals, 150 exhibitors and 3 non-clinical conferences.

About Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions:
Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, in charge of the healthcare portfolio within Informa’s Global Exhibitions division, organises 26 exhibitions yearly covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and US market, connecting more than 150,000 healthcare professionals worldwide and offering a range of marketing solutions for companies involved with the healthcare sector. Over 100 congresses take place in parallel with the exhibitions.

Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions publishes four international healthcare magazines, offers Dot health, a healthcare portal showcasing over 40,000 healthcare companies and runs Healthy Change, an online recruitment portal.

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BGS Beta-Gamma-Service, the German market leader for radiation sterilisation, is set to expand its activities in the UK and will promote its services for the first time at Health GB Manchester from 30 April to 2 May. 

“The UK market for medical devices is the third largest in Europe and has a significant demand for high-quality sterilisation services”, says Dr Andreas Ostrowicki, the company’s CEO. 

BGS uses gamma- and eBeam-treatment for all applications where pathogenic germs can cause danger to human or animal health, or where micro-organisms might have a detrimental effect.

The company specialises in the reduction of contamination across a broad spectrum of products.  These include medical devices, packaging for pharmaceutical products, equipment for biotechnological applications, raw materials, semiconductor production, cosmetics, consumer goods and pet food.

 “We are offering British industry an all-round, flexible package starting at the development stage, advising in the selection of suitable materials for products and as well as for packaging.  Support for the optimum design of packaging schemes is another important factor for process stability and economics”, Dr Ostrowicki explains. 

“This also includes the qualification, validation and related documentation of the sterilisation process required for the regulatory authorities”.

BGS operates three radiation centres in Germany and has just commenced operation of a new, state-of-the-art gamma radiation facility at its Bruchsal site - with an annual capacity of up to 80,000 pallets for the European market.

BGS is a recognised expert in the application of radiation technology using accelerated electrons (eBeam) and gamma rays for sterilisation as well as optimising polymers by crosslinking. 

The company was founded in 1981 and has pioneered many of the processes now regarded as standard in radiation processing.  Sterilisation services are provided to the highest standards using Cobalt-60 as well as by accelerated electrons (eBeam).  

Whilst eBeam has seen strong development for sterilising medical devices, gamma irradiation is still regarded as indispensable. 

“People rely nowadays on products being free from pathogenic germs.  For medical devices and in medical diagnostics, sterility is essential.  But in many other production processes of modern industry, the sterility of raw materials, equipment and packaging are equally indispensable,” concludes Dr Ostrowicki.

“We are looking forward to introducing our new gamma radiation plant as well as launching our entire service portfolio to the UK market at Health GB”.

BGS will be exhibiting at Health GB, Manchester in  Hall 1, Stand G10

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About BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG

BGS is one of the leading service providers in the industrial application of beta and gamma radiation for the sterilisation and for radiation crosslinking, providing improved properties to plastics. With beta and gamma rays, pathogenic germs are destroyed quickly, safely and without residues of harmful chemicals.

The medium-sized, family-owned company has contributed to the development of processes, which nowadays are established technologies. BGS operates two gamma radiation plants and eight electron accelerators at three locations in Germany. The company was founded in 1981 and employs more than 170 people, being the largest company of its kind in Germany.

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