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Opening of IDS 2009, the largest dental exposition




Opening of IDS 2009, the largest dental exposition

Export opportunity for Korean dental equipment and consumable companies

Opening of IDS 2009, the largest dental exposition


IDS 2009, the world’s number 1 dental industry exposition held biannually in Colone, Germany lifted its curtain on this year’s event on 24th.


This year’s event displays dental medical equipment, tools, consumables, pharmaceutical and implant products represented by over 1,750 participants from 55 different countries.


There are 74 Korea companies participating in this year’s event led by VATECH-dental diagnostic imaging company.

Korean made medical equipment consists of 1.9% of the world market. In 2007, the medical equipment export reached $1 billion while spending $2.1 billion on import.


Domestic companies (VATECH 878.5, OSSTEM Implant 550) plan to utilize the large booth size to attract the participants’ attention to improve the image of “Made in Korea” and increase sales which lags significantly behind the one from Germany, Finland and US (Sirona 640, Planmeca 480.


This year’s event is expecting more than 100,000 visitors; dental equipment distributors, dentists, dental institution, technicians and students from 149 countries.



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