Oslo Medtech

Norwegian health technology companies invited to Capitol Hill in Washington DC

Pressemelding   •   feb 05, 2016 18:35 CET

For the first time Norwegian health technology companies are invited to Capitol Hill.This historical event has been made possible by the Friends of Norway Caucus with Congressman Larsen and American Defense International (ADI), and with support from Innovation Norway.

Small and innovative Norwegian companies will demonstrate the latest and best technology for health and is given access to a wide array of decision makers from both the public and private healthcare sector.

This unique opportunity will open doors for the invited companies to the global health technology market through partnership with the US government and the military health system. The quality seal such a partnership entails is of unsurpassed value for these companies trying to succeed internationally.

This event is not just important for the four companies that have been invited to the Capitol, it also gives Norway and our health technology business a foot print in one of the world’s most competitive markets and benefits more than the attendees.

«Being invited to these powerful corridors of Capitol Hill is a great opportunity for the Norwegian companies attending. It’s also a recognition of the innovation level and quality Norwegian health technology represents. At Innovation Norway we are eager to see even more Norwegian companies enter the international and American markets, and this meeting is a milestone and a true encouragement,» says Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway.

The companies are:

Hucon Global Ltd - Human factors assessment platform technology

Otivio AS - Novel treatment of peripheral arterial disease: healing chronic wounds and preventing surgical intervention

Skannex AS - Diagnostic software and instruments for reading of Rapid Tests

Smartfish AS - Nutrition drinks, drinks for special medical purposes and for active people and elite athletes

Supporting Partner:

Oslo Medtech

Innovation Norway

The event is on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Gold Room

Rayburn House Office Building 2168

Washington, DC 20515

For more information, please contact Oslo Medtech, CEO Kathrine Myhre

(kathrine.myhre@oslomedtech.no; cell: +47 930 69634)

Oslo Medtech works to facilitate close cooperation between the cluster participants, generating cooperation between medical technical industry and health care, initiating innovation processes, and contributing to the development of products and services in medical technology.

Oslo Medtech also include some of Norway’s most important research institutes and universities, various industrial development agencies, companies specializing in QA and standardization issues, as well as players from the venture capital and finance sector. Norway, together with the rest of the world, faces major health challenges related to the handling of an increasing aging population, large population diseases and dramatic cost increases in health care.