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Foreign trade mission set

Foreign trade mission set

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 pm

The state Department of Economic and Community Development has announced the participants of its upcoming trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21.
The trade mission is part of the state department’s export initiative TNTrade and focuses on Tennessee’s medical device manufacturers and other health care companies.
The group will visit Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea. The mission participants will also travel to Shenzhen, China, to attend the China International Medical Equipment Fair.
“This is an excellent opportunity for these Tennessee businesses to open the door for exports to two rapidly growing Asian markets,” assistant commissioner Will Alexander said.
The companies participating in the trade mission include:
• ABT Molecular Imaging, Knoxville, a molecular imaging company and manufacturer of the “Dose on Demand” Biomarker Generator which provides researchers and clinicians access to PET biomarkers on demand.
• Christie Medical Holdings of Memphis, the developer of the revolutionary VeinViewer imaging system, which is designed to see a patient’s veins through their skin for assistance in IV placement and blood draws.
• Dream Systems of Nashville, which develops and implements telehealthsolutions for local, regional, national and international healthcare organizations.
• E-Spin Technologies of Chattanooga, a global leader in nanofiber manufacturing and nanofiber-based air filtration products providing cleaner air for healthcare commercial, industrial and residential markets.
• Fillauer of Chattanooga, a leading manufacturer and distributor of orthotic and prosthetic products both domestically and internationally.
• Gryphus Diagnostics of Knoxville, which develops and manufactures products primarily for women’s health, including in vitro diagnostics tests for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.
• Hollywog of Chattanooga, which is the developer of WiTouch™, the first wireless remote controlled pain relief device incorporating TENS technology to specifically target back pain.
• iScreen Vision of Cordova, which provides fast, easy, and portable pediatric vision-screening equipment and analysis for infants, pre-school children and school-age children.
• Silicone Arts Laboratories of Memphis, which combines Hollywood special effects and plastic surgery techniques to manufacture scar and wrinkle concealment products called Dermaflage.
• Stinger Medical of Murfreesboro, which manufactures cordless mobile workstations used by nurses at the bedside for patient documentation and medication administration, and Mobius Power®, a swappable battery system that keeps mobile carts powered 24/7.
• VenX Medical of Nashville, which is the developer of a disposable, hand actuated proprietary device for the treatment of small- and medium-sized veins.

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