U.S. medical device companies are highly regarded globally for their innovations and high-technology products. Investment in medical device research and development more than doubled in recent decades, and research and development investment in the domestic sector remains more than twice the average for all U.S. manufacturers. The global medical devices market offers tremendous opportunity for U.S. manufacturers, as well as significant challenges, for government policymakers seeking to support U.S. export competitiveness in overseas markets.
The United States' partnership with the Netherlands is its oldest continuous relationship and dates back to the American Revolution. The Netherlands is a geographically small, densely populated country occupying a highly strategic commercial location, with Europe's largest port, making it the "Gateway to Europe". Over 170 million consumers (roughly one third of the population of the expanded European Union of 28 Member States) reside within a 300-mile radius of Rotterdam.
About the Speakers
Mr. Aaron Poledna, Perkins Coie LLP
Eric Klunder, Senior Account Manager, Lynden International.
Lynden provides solutions to your transportation and logistics challenges. Our multi-modal capabilities allow you to balance speed and budget by shipping via air, land, or sea.
Ms. Ingrid Vemeer, Sr. Manager Supply Chain Solutions North America,
Holland International Distribution Council.
Representing and promoting the Dutch logistics industry; specialization in the life sciences sector and home to major EU distribution centers and med tech and pharma multinationals.
Mr. Stefan Gefter, Aseptico, Inc., Director, I-OEM Sales, Aseptico.
Aseptico, Inc. manufacturers electric motors for restorative, implant, oral surgery, a endodontic dentistry. The company also produces field dental equipment used by military, public health, nursing home, and humanitarian dental applications and exports around the globe.
Sponsored by the US Commercial Service and the WA Dept of Commerce.