As of April, companies associated to ABIMO (Brazilian Association of Medical Equipment, Dental, Hospital and Laboratories) will have another destination option to internationalize their businesses. Next month, it will be launched in New Haven, Connecticut, a shared office for Brazilian companies. The Hub55 is an initiative of the Paseli in partnership with Brazilian and North American entities and with the support of the government of Connecticut.
ABIMO and the Biomedical Engineering Alliance & Consortium (Beacon), Connecticut, are supporting the project. The two entities signed a bilateral cooperation agreement to encourage exchange of experiences and development within the regions during a FIME (Florida International Medical Equipment Trade), an important trade fair for the US medical and hospital sector, held in August, 2016.
As a result of this partnership, a business mission was carried out with an intense agenda of business meetings, discussions and technical visits in Hartford. Corcam Tecnologia, a Brazilian company that develops technological solutions to monitor human health, was one of the ABIMO associates that participated in the mission.
The company was able to get to know the American territory, learn about the incentives offered by the state and the benefits of joining the Hub55. “We made several contacts and discovered the potential to be in Connecticut. It was very interesting to have participated and I was very pleased with the results,” said Carlos Melo, vice president of new business and market relations at Corcam.
The company is the author of Nexcor, a cardiac monitor capable of identifying early-stage infarctions and rare syndromes of arrhythmia by means of software that communicates this data, in real time and location, to a patient in charge of passing medical information.
“For ABIMO, the positioning of Brazilian companies in the international marketplace is of extreme importance, as a way to show other countries the quality and the potential of our production, which is based on development, research and innovation,” points out the project manager and international marketing at ABIMO, Clara Porto. “We are immensely proud of Corcam’s internationalization and we will stimulate other Brazilian companies to gain space in the international market,” she concludes.