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Healthcare Technology Policy and Trade Mission to Mexico Scheduled for May 2012

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce is organizing a healthcare technology policy and trade mission to Mexico City May 13-16, 2012. This mission is intended to focus on a variety of U.S. suppliers of healthcare information technologies, medical devices and other medical technology.

DOC notes that healthcare institutions in Mexico have begun identifying, seeking out and implementing technologies to become more efficient and competitive. In addition, with the clarification and pronouncement of regulations for medical technologies, Mexico is expected to become an even more attractive market for U.S. companies. Systems and products that are in demand include electronic health records, automation hardware and software, billing and other administrative automation systems, real-time databases and Web sites with healthcare information, imaging data transfer and storage, specialty medical instruments and diagnostic medical equipment.

A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected to participate in this mission. Those interested must submit by March 9, 2012, a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content.

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