The Baja California Medical Cluster, a non-profit association formed by medical manufacturers in the region, put on its annual MedSummit event at Tijuana's new Baja California Conference and Exhibition Center. The goal of the event was assist the medical device industry with finding regional suppliers.
This event began as a State Economic Development Agency program and in the last editions has been organized by the Medical Cluster with the assistance and funds from the Federal, State and Municipal Governments.
The San Diego CITD participated in several meetings with local industrial suppliers and large medical device manufacturers at the event and offered CITD's services including its Border Export Program, which helps match regional suppliers with manufacturers in Baja California. CITD representatives also assisted clients with introducing their services to event participants.
The medical manufacturing industry in Baja California is comprised of approximately 60 manufacturers. These manufacturers employ around 31,000 in Tijuana and 42,000 in the state. The largest Companies are: Medtronic, CareFusion, Teleflex, DJ Orthopedics, Greatbatch, WelchAllyn, Thermofisher, Fisher & Paykel, NxStage, Flextronics Medical, Smiths Medical, Sunrise Medical, among others.
The event featured exhibitions by medical manufacturers, showcasing the devices they make in the region, as well as business-to-business meetings and panel discussions.
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