ABHI seeks 20 SMEs to join Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas

Posted on 23 February 2016 (Permalink)

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), with support from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Academic Health Science Networks, is running a Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas, taking in Austin, San Antonio and Houston from 14 to 21 May 2016.

The purpose for the mission is to unlock the significant opportunity in Texas and create demand for UK products. The state has been selected as a soft landing for companies entering and growing operations in the USA and from where companies can springboard to other US states. The mission's objectives are to help UK companies reduce the time to profit and to enhance growth and return on investment in the USA. 

ABHI is working closely with leading UK AHSNs, UKTI and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to select a strong UK delegation and deliver an unrivalled programme of activity in Texas. This market visit will be the first of several future missions to the State and comes following extensive research into the opportunity and collaborations taking place there. 

Healthcare in Texas is a thriving sector and the state is focusing and prioritising the growth of health and life sciences for a population of over 27 million. Texas has considerable scale and expertise; it is one of the largest markets for medical equipment and healthcare products in the USA and the 7th largest in the world on its own. Texas has huge ambition to become a world leader in health and life sciences over the coming years and spends over $150bn on healthcare every year, a figure set to increase significantly.

The mission in May will provide an opportunity for UK companies who are ready to enter the market, or already active in the USA to engage with senior health system leaders, buyers, distributors, key clinicians and support organisations.  Introductions will be made with some of the world’s leading hospital systems, US military hospital systems, investor and academic communities as well as collaborative technology transfer groups and professional supporting organisations. The mission will target senior leaders across many of the main hospital systems and offer unprecedented access to key decision makers and KOLs. 

Texas has considerable strength in a number of therapeutic areas. It also has the highest number of hospitals of any US state. Areas of strength have been identified, but not limited to, cardiology, oncology, radiology, neurology, anaesthesiology, orthopaedics, trauma and emergency care, paediatrics, wound care, digital health, diabetes, regenerative medicine and infectious diseases. For more information, read the Texas Mission introduction.

To apply to join the mission, please complete and return the registration form to Sarah Izon, Exhibitions Executive, on sarah.izon@abhi.org.uk. The closing date for registrations is Friday 18 March 2016. After this time, regrettably, ABHI will be unable to accept companies onto the mission.