by Caleb Tiam-Lee

Held at the SMX Convention Center last August 24 to 26, representatives from InterLeukin attended the 5th Edition of the Philippine Medical Expo. Organized by Fireworks Trade Exhibitions & Conferences Philippines, Inc., it brings together a congregation of different medical and healthcare equipment, dental technology, and pharmaceutical companies to showcase the latest developments in the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical industries. 

Philippine Medical Expo 

Attended by medical doctors, nurses, business people, and many others from across the world, the Expo is a good opportunity to showcase the new trends and technologies in the healthcare field. With the healthcare industry becoming more and more lucrative, interest in the field is ever-growing due to the evolving new practices in medicine. 

As seen in recent data, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical device market in the country is set to see a compound annual growth rate of 9% in peso terms or 8.8% in US dollar terms and rise to $884.3M by end-2024. Other than this, many suppliers and manufacturers are also set to benefit from the $9M funding granted by the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to 87 government hospitals in May for the procurement of equipment and supplies. 

Moreover, seeing that the Philippine Medical Expo 2022 is the first major on-site Medical Expo since the pandemic, this has allowed people to take a look at the innovations for the private sector, a very important stakeholder in the healthcare system.  

InterLeukin in Philippine Medical Expo 

In the event, InterLeukin was given the unique opportunity to be able to present their innovation to medical device industry to a wider audience. Several supplier companies, medical institutions and new partners such as logistics and international government agencies was able to engaged with the booth’s proactive promotions during the Expo. In addition to this, the Founder and CEO Laila Marquez was also able to give a comprehensive presentation to discuss and talk about the medical procurement start-up, and the booming trend of digitization in healthcare today. 

The mission of InterLeukin is to provide a reliable online platform for the medical devices that will give confidence for the industry to adopt and change its medical purchasing behavior in this digital era. All in all, InterLeukin is thankful and grateful for the opportunity to be able to be a participant in the 5th edition of the Philippine Medical Expo. And hopefully, there will be similar events like this in the near future for InterLeukin. 

Other Medical Expos 

Similar to the Philippine Medical Expo, other conferences and seminars tackling the new developments and technologies in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and dental companies are set to take place in the next few months. 

For instance, the International Conference on Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences (MMHS) is set to take place in numerous countries around the world in the next coming months and years, aimed at bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences.  For local medical conferences, the Philippine Hospital Association, Private Hospitals Association Philippines, and Philippine College of Hospital Administrators will have its back-to-back physical annual convention that the healthcare sector is looking forward to happen this coming November 2022.