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Puerto Rico Hosts First Medical Device Trade Exhibit In 2005

Medical Device Puerto Rico to target industry sector’s $1.8 million exporters


January 13, 2005
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The first Medical Device Puerto Rico trade exhibit and technical conference will be held Feb. 7 and 8 at Caribe Hilton Hotel & Resort, hosted by Induniv (Industry / Research Consortium) and producer Reed Exhibition’s Medical Design Technology.

The trade exhibit will host buyers and suppliers from leading medical-device companies. In Puerto Rico, the medical-device sector generates 15,122 jobs, or 13% of all manufacturing jobs on the island. In fiscal year (FY) 2003, there were 67 medical-device companies on the island, which exported $1.8 million, a 28.6% increase compared to $1.4 million in FY 2002.

Medical Device Puerto Rico also will offer a concurrent educational program produced by Induniv and the Center for Professional Advancement. Sessions and accredited short courses will include Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing; Managing U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Inspections; New Medical Device Reporting Rules; Precision Manufacturing; and Nanotechnology.

On opening day, the keynote speaker will be Linda Kahan, FDA deputy director for the Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Kahan will address the latest developments in the CDRH, as well as FDA compliance issues and guidance documents. Additional information is available at

In 2004, Reed Exhibition also produced Interphex Puerto Rico, a trade show and conference for pharmaceutical industry professionals. Medical Device Puerto Rico will occur after Interphex Puerto Rico 2005 on Feb. 3 and 4.

This Caribbean Business article appears courtesy of Casiano Communications.
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