Posted at 3:30 PM
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews today announced he will lead a delegation of 19 American companies on a healthcare trade and investment mission to Lima, Peru from March 7-9, 2016.
The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in Peru, focusing on pharmaceutical producers, medical device manufacturers, hospital operation and management services, hospital information systems, eHealth solutions, and hospital construction and design.
“U.S. healthcare companies offer the world’s most innovative products and services, and they can be a valuable partner in helping Peru expand its healthcare sector,” said Deputy Secretary Andrews. “Along with the U.S. government, our industry-leading American firms are ready to support Peru’s goal to improve the quality of healthcare, as well as increase access to life-saving medicines and facilities staffed with the highest quality personnel. Through this trade mission, we will have the opportunity to share best practices learned from doing business around the world, while also strengthening our commitment to the U.S.-Peru relationship.”
The following companies will join Deputy Secretary Andrews on this trade mission:
- 3M – Saint Paul, Minn.
- Abbott – Abbott Park, Ill.
- Accuray Incorporated – Sunnyvale, Calif.
- Bristol Myers Squibb – East Syracuse, N.Y.
- Catachem Inc. – Oxford, Conn.
- Centene Corporation – Saint Louis, Mo.
- Frye Electronics, Inc. – Tigard, Ore.
- GE Healthcare – Milwaukee, Wis.
- Gilead Sciences – Foster City, Calif.
- Infor Healthcare – New York, N.Y.
- International Isotopes Inc. – Idaho Falls, Idaho.
- International Medicine Institute, University of Miami – Miami, Fla.
- InterSystems – Boston, Mass.
- Medtronic, Inc. – Minneapolis, Minn.
- Merck – Kenilworth, N.J.
- Rauland Borg Corporation – Mount Prospect, Ill.
- Ready Computing Inc. – Great Neck, N.Y.
- T.Y. Lin International – Coral Gables, Fla.
- Varian Medical Systems – Palo Alto, Calif.
Peru will invest $2.6 billion over the next two years to build and improve a variety of infrastructure projects, including upgrading and equipping several hospitals and healthcare centers, new equipment, blood banks, and telemedicine systems. The Peruvian government's forward approach on prioritizing and enhancing the country's healthcare system to meet Peruvian's growing demand for quality healthcare and medicine will yield opportunities for U.S. suppliers of medical equipment and devices, U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and U.S. healthcare IT service providers.