Medical Main Street to exhibit at Medica 2011 Dusseldorf

Oakland County Michigan’s Medical Main Street will be on the international stage in Dusseldorf, Germany on Nov. 16-19 for one of the world’s largest medical technology conventions.

MEDICA 2011

is a global event for innovations in medical technology, offering networking and buying opportunities for the latest technologies and products in health care. Medical Main Street will be joining the Michigan Economic Development Corp. as it touts the life sciences resources of Oakland County and the state to the thousands that attend the show from 45 countries. Medical Main Street will be exhibiting in Hall 16, Booth E10-5 with the State of Michigan in the SelectUSA pavilion.

Many of the top names in the life science industry are currently in Oakland County, making it an attractive location for international companies.

“The fact that large names like Pfizer, JHP Pharma and Beckman Coulter are in our community are a testament to the large life sciences infrastructure and innovation that exists in Oakland County,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “From the large companies to the small biotech firms, Medical Main Street is proud to be home to such innovative companies”

“We have everything European companies need to be successful in the U.S. market,” Patterson said. “Consultants that can help them through the regulatory process to specialty insurance firms that can help them mitigate medical device liability and be covered adequately to some of the best patent law firms in the country are all located here in Oakland County.”  

Two Oakland County companies will accompany Medical Main Street to the convention: Oxus America, a local medical device company that manufactures and develops a leading edge oxygen concentrator; and Orchid Orthopedics, a developer of a coating system for joints.  

“What better way to promote the capabilities of our region than to bring with us a medical device company that is developing and manufacturing a product in Oakland County and selling it world-wide,” said Irene Spanos, Oakland County senior business development representative. “By helping our companies, all of our life sciences companies get more business, like we are helping Oxus, it ensures their long-term continued global growth from their southeast Michigan location.”

The team is promoting its Michigan Medical Device Manufacturing Directory.

“In addition to the innovation that emanates from Medical Main Street, we want to publicize the supply chain that already exists in Michigan,” Spanos said. “There are very few places in the world where the intellectual property and manufacturing infrastructure are strong. We are fortunate to have both worlds here in the Medical Main Street region”.