LT. GOVERNOR RUTHERFORD LEADS MARYLAND DELEGATION TO MEDICA 2021 TRADE SHOW IN GERMANY
Medical forum attracts thousands of exhibitors from more than 50 countries across the globe
BALTIMORE, MD (November 16, 2021) — Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is leading a delegation of 10 Maryland companies this week to MEDICA 2021, the world’s largest medical trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany, which typically attracts more than 120,000 attendees from around the world. This is the 11th year that Maryland, through the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of International Investment and Trade, has participated in the global trade show as part of an ongoing strategy to boost trade and promote the state to overseas businesses.
“MEDICA is an excellent opportunity to meet with some of the world’s top leaders in health care and promote Maryland as a prime destination for doing business,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Maryland is home to a thriving medical industry providing invaluable support to hospitals, research facilities, and private practices. I am excited to once again lead a delegation of outstanding companies as they pursue opportunities in the global marketplace and contribute to economic health and innovation in Maryland.”
During MEDICA, Maryland will host a 72 square-meter booth, or 775 square-feet, to demonstrate company products and services at the show.
The Maryland companies traveling to MEDICA this year include:
20/20 Gene Systems (Rockville)
Hawkeye Medical (Lanham)
Health Kiosk for All, Inc. (Forest Hill)
Longeviti Neuro Solutions (Cockeysville)
Micropore, Inc. (Elkton)
Pindox Pharma, Inc. (Gaithersburg)
Supplema, LLC (Hunt Valley)
“Some of the world’s most innovative biotechnology and life sciences companies, as well as medical research facilities, are located in Maryland,” said Secretary Kelly M. Schulz of the Maryland Department of Commerce. “Attending MEDICA will not only show off our state and assets to an international audience, but it will also give our local businesses exposure to numerous decision makers throughout the medical industry.”
Nine of the 10 companies traveling as part of the delegation are attending MEDICA for the first time, including mdlogix, which is participating with assistance from an ExportMD grant. The company developed a comprehensive software platform that health care providers can use to evaluate and treat individuals with behavioral health concerns in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and businesses.
“The global COVID-19 pandemic has increased reports of anxiety, depression, and deaths by suicide around the world, including among children and teenagers,” said psychiatrist Allen Tien, MD, MHS, mdlogix president and chief science officer. “Our software solution helps providers in Maryland, in the United States, and in other countries to improve, accelerate, and scale prevention, early intervention, and acute treatment programs. We are saving lives with our clients.”
MEDICA 2021 runs from Nov. 15 through Nov. 18. Since 2013, members of Maryland’s MEDICA delegation have generated more than $40 million in new export sales as a result of business transactions and connections made during the trade show.
About Maryland Commerce
The Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department promotes the State’s many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism. Because they are major economic generators, the Department also supports the Arts, film production, sports and other special events. For more information, visit commerce.maryland.gov.