Press releases

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2021: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) latest statistics, approximately 118 million blood donations are collected globally every year. However, according to research, COVID-19 has impacted donations throughout 2020.

The Lancet, the peer-reviewed general medical journal, reported that the COVID-19 pandemic had significant implications for blood transfusion due to reduced donations. However, this was largely matched by reductions in demand for transfusions and supported by implementing contingency planning with prioritization policies put in place in the event of shortages.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 May 2021: Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress, in partnership with leading research firm Frost & Sullivan, has revealed the global in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market grew by 14% in 2020 to US$85.9 billion, up from US$ 75.2 billion the previous year, as a result of meeting the demand for COVID-19 testing.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2021: Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress, will now take place from 21-24 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Coinciding with Arab Health, the co-located event is set to bring the global healthcare community together under the show theme of ‘United by Business’. A host of countries have already confirmed their participation at Medlab Middle East and include the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, Korea, Poland, Spain and the US.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2021: Arab Health and Medlab Middle East, the largest exhibitions for the healthcare and laboratory industry in the MENA region, generated more than AED 3.7 billion worth of business during the 2020 edition of the show, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%. The exhibitions also contributed over AED 756 million to the Dubai economy through direct and indirect spending from visitors and exhibitors.

Furthermore, according to recent research by Informa Markets, 85% of healthcare and laboratory key visitors surveyed stated they would like to attend live events again.

The new event format will focus on facilitating business and networking opportunities by making it easier for participants to connect both in-person and online. The live Arab Health event will take place from 21-24 June 2021 with Medlab Middle East taking place from 28 June – 1 July, both at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Informa Markets, the world’s leading exhibition organiser, has launched Informa AllSecure to the Middle East market. The detailed set of enhanced measures will provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at all future events, to ensure the safety of attendees and staff.

For five days in June (22-26 June 2020) the global healthcare community will be brought together on a scale like never seen before through a new experience delivered entirely online, Omnia Health Live. The virtual event is brought by Informa Markets Healthcare, organiser of world-leading events Arab Health,
Hospitalar, FIME and Medlab Middle East.

The new system offers the world’s most rapid detection of bacteria and viruses by analysing samples taken from a patient in as little as 15 minutes. CEO and Founder of Scope Fluidics Group showcased the technology during the Transformation Talks on the second day of Medlab Middle East in Dubai.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority officially inaugurated the 19th edition of Medlab Middle East this morning followed by a tour of the exhibition. Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 3-6 February 2020, Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and
congress, is set to welcome more than 25,800 laboratory industry professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies from 135 countries during the four-day showcase.


Over 25,800 medical laboratory industry professionals and 600 exhibitors from 35 countries will meet in Dubai tomorrow (Monday 3rd February) for Medlab Middle East, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress, which takes place from 3-6 February 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


With the World Health Organisation (WHO), revealing over 117 million blood donations are collected globally every year, Medlab Middle East will launch its inaugural Blood Donation Drive, in partnership with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), as part of its responsible commitment to the safe and effective blood collection in the region.

Ahead of the upcoming Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory event, experts are highlighting the need for more advanced clinical research to aid the early recognition and prevention of inherited metabolic disorders in the Arab world.

Rising government support for the healthcare sector and increasing healthcare expenditure a major driver for growth in the region’s clinical laboratory sector Clinical laboratory services in the MEA region to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% until 2023 Medlab Middle East 2019 witnessed a 6% YoY increase with over 25,661 attendees

This workflow is part of a research collaboration with Amerispec Diagnostics, a Dubai-based reference laboratory focused on offering cutting-edge technologies based on mass spectrometry to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East. 

With genetics and genes responsible for a person’s day-to-day state of health and predisposition to develop disease, the ability to take genomics from the laboratory bench in hi-tech labs literally to the patient’s bedside will play a very important role in the future of the health of patients across the UAE.

Spanning over six exhibition halls, the show accommodates more than 700 international exhibitors, over 400 ground breaking medical laboratory products and services, 11 CME-accredited conferences and welcomes over 30,000 laboratory and trade professionals.