analytica: Final Report
The 23rd analytica, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology, concluded in Munich, Germany, last Friday with more than 30,000 visitors from over 110 countries. The countries with the largest numbers of visitors were Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy and France. There was also a significant increase in the number of visitors from the United States (just less than 14 %). For the first time ever, the Analytical & Life Science Systems Association (ALSSA), an American trade association, held a meeting at the fair. 100 percent of the visitors were industry professionals, and according to a survey by the market research institute 1,026 exhibitors from 37 countries presented their products and equipment for research and industrial laboratories. Besides Germany, the countries with the largest number of exhibitors included the United States, Great Britain, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The three new Live Labs on the topics of Forensics and Clinical Diagnostics, Plastics Analysis and Food and Water Analysis were popular attractions that generated a great deal of attention. For the first time ever, participants experienced what really happens in an analysis laboratory at a trade fair.
The industry will meet again in Shanghai on October 16, 2012: for analytica China. Besides China, the global analytica network is represented in the future markets of India and Vietnam.
The next analytica takes place in Munich from April 1-4, 2014.
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