Expanded exhibition delivers range of solutions
The DPC2017 exhibition was our biggest yet, with more than 75 product and service providers presenting their diabetes care solutions across a range of areas, including technology, pharmaceuticals, wound care and education.
Medical technology and diagnostics was a key focus of this year’s exhibition, including a first look at the Eversense XL long-term, implantable CGM system, on its UK distributor Roche Diabetes Care’s stand, and a range of diabetes management solutions on the GlucoRX stand, including HCT and Nexus glucometers.
“There is no such thing as one size fits all,” says Chris Chapman, Sales Director, GlucoRx. “So we have a portfolio to try and make sure we cater for 98% of the population.”
Also demonstrating its health tech product was Entec Health with Silhouette, a new technology for imaging and measuring ulcer outcomes.
“What’s really unique about the event is people are coming with a genuine interest about how to do things differently,” said Achala Patel, Business Development, Entec Health. “It’s about practical approaches to transforming patient care and outcomes. This really resonates with us because that’s what we’re trying to enable out there.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet clinicians who are interested to learn more, who want to understand how they can help their patients improve their outcomes and health,” said Mike Smith, European Clinical Marketing Manager, BD and speaker for FIT UK at the FIT UK & Trend-UK Theatre. “It’s a fantastic environment to learn, grow and network.”
His colleague, Harry Tomlinson, Team Leader, BD (who sponsored the Diabetes Village again this year) was equally enthusiastic about the educational opportunities at DPC: “An event this size, with this many HCPs, is a great platform for us to let people know about the latest advancements in technology as well as the advancements in education that are really going to help patients beyond the devices they use.”
“DPC has really become a hub for diabetes: if you have technology and education, you should be here.”