Visitors to the 2017 Vietnam Medipharm Expo on the opening day, December 7. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – The International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exposition (Vietnam Medipharm Expo) 2017 opened in Hanoi on December 7.

The expo featured 200 booths of 150 enterprises from 18 countries and territories, including India, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Canada, Germany, the US, Thailand, China, Australia and the host Vietnam.

It aims to introduce the latest medical achievements, machines, technologies and techniques in the medical-pharmaceutical sector of many countries in the world and Vietnam.

Statistics showed that compared to 2016, the number of foreign firms joining this year’s event rose by 15 percent, while domestic businesses also increased 10 percent.

The new features of this year’s exhibition include the introduction of pharmaceuticals of Iranian firms, dental equipment of RoK companies, and Indian medicines and medical equipment.

The expo has also given a chance for participants to visit hospitals and opportunities for businesses to seek partnerships.

The expo will last until December 9.-VNA