Companies in Biotech/Medical sector sought for US Trade Mission

04 October 2017

The State of Ohio/City of Mentor is looking to organise a Birmingham trade mission in October for companies in the biotech/medical sector.

The mission would include:
1) participation in some portion of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit being held 10/23-10-25 (which attracts over 600 health care companies and the most important players in the medical technologies sector)
2)  a tour of the Global Center for Health Innovations in Cleveland Ohio
3) scheduled B2B meetings with biotech companies in our city and surrounding area interested in business/innovation partnerships with international companies;
4) an educational component to include guidance on US market entry, with an emphasis on this sector
5) an educational component on bio-enterprise in Ohio (which could include insight on procurement processes for larger medical consumers)
6) a city-sponsored evening reception.

Northeast Ohio is home to nearly 400 medical device manufacturers, with strong clusters in medical imaging, neuro-stimulation, sterilization, orthopedics and cardiovascular; and the collective R&D efforts happening through the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University systems make Northeast Ohio among the most prolific biomedical innovation centers in the U.S.

Research that they’ve done reveals that medical technology is one of the highest growth sectors in Birmingham, with over 73 firms alone manufacturing medical and surgical equipment.   

The group in Ohio are looking to host 3 to 5 companies.

In general, they would like to present British companies with opportunities in the Biomedical market in North East Ohio in particular and the US at large with the participation of local, state and federal government reps, technology commercialization, soft-landing support, introduction to the procurement departments of the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals and Mentor companies in the Medical Technology sector as well as local medical companies such as Steris, US Endoscopy, Frantz Medical, North American Coating Labs and SourceOne MerryXRay, among others.

There will be a discounted hotel rate at $95 per night. The City of Mentor will cover the cost of attending the Cleveland Clinic Summit as well as lunches, cocktail and reception.

If you are interested in attending or would like to receive more information, please get in touch with  Lauren Hunt, Marketing & Events (Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce), via email at