For Immediate Release: May 1, 2012
Contact: Tim Truman (202) 482-3809
Senior Obama Trade Official to Lead Healthcare Technology Trade Misison to Mexico
Under Secretary Francisco Sánchez to Bring 18 U.S. Firms to Mexico City to Expand Export Opportunities
WASHINGTON – Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez today announced he will lead a healthcare technology trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico, from May 13-15. Representatives from 18 U.S. firms that provide high-technology medical equipment and devices, as well as products and services related to automated health records, imaging data transfer and storage, and real-time data access will participate in the mission.
“Mexico is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing medical technology markets with an emerging IT healthcare sector,” Sánchez said. “Advances in regulatory reform along with hospital facility upgrades make Mexico an even more attractive export market for U.S. firms.”
The Mexican healthcare sector has invested an estimated $500 million in healthcare information technology systems. The market is expected to continue growing as automating technologies increase in the Mexican healthcare sector.
The following companies were selected for participation in the trade mission:
- 1450 – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
- Abaxis – Union City, Calif.
- Air Strip Tech – San Antonio, Texas
- All Cells – Emeryville, Calif.
- Cisco – San Jose, Calif.
- Codonics – Middleburg Heights, Ohio
- Cureline – San Francisco, Calif.
- Dimensional Insights – West Palm Beach, Fla.
- Dynatronics – Salt Lake City, Utah
- Innova Group – Tucson, Ariz.
- JACE Systems – Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch – San Francisco, Calif.
- Oracle – Redwood Shores, Calif.
- Phoenix Controls – Acton, Mass.
- RTI International – Research Triangle Park, N.C.
- SciMedx – Denville, N.J.
- Sonosite – Bothell, Wash.
- Southwest Medical Corporation – Broken Arrow, Okla.
This trade mission advances President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014, supporting economic and job growth. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Mexico.
For additional information, please visit http://www.export.gov/trademissions.
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