Washington state delegation exhibits at MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany this week

Commerce hosts eight companies at world’s largest medical industry trade show Nov. 13-17

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce kicked off several days of business-to-business meetings and marketing activities today to showcase the state’s life sciences industry at MEDICA, the world’s largest trade show for the medical technology sector.

Germany is Europe’s largest medical device market and the world’s third largest medical market, with an annual market size of €30 billion. Thirty percent of Germany’s medical device imports come from U.S. companies. Leading European countries importing Washington medical devices include Germany, the U.K., Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and Italy, with over half a billion dollars’ worth of medical products exported from Washington State to Europe in 2016. Europe’s medical market provides excellent opportunities for companies to expand sales overseas.

Six companies are exhibiting in the Choose Washington booth at MEDICA 2017 and two others are featured in the state’s Exhibitor Directory.

Amfit, Vancouver, WA
Cerevast Medical, Inc., Redmond, WA
Mobile Workforce Inc, Port Orchard, WA
Mirabilis Medical, Inc., Bothell, WA
Statcorp Medical, Snoqualmie, WA
The O.R. Company, Tacoma, WA
esyringe, Ferndale, WA
Peripheral Visions Inc., Auburn, WA

Commerce provides services to help small businesses expand through international trade and exports. Exhibiting companies in this year’s delegation receive assistance from Commerce and their contract representative firm in Europe. Support includes help promoting their products and services to potential partners and buyers, and five of the companies will take advantage of reimbursement-style vouchers through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visit the Commerce website to learn more about how the state’s export assistance programs help create new market opportunities and partnerships.

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