Medical Equipment

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Medical Equipment Introduction Mexico imported medical equipment, instruments, disposable and dental products worth US $3.5 billion in 2010. This represented 90 percent of the medical equipment and instrument market and 2 percent of the disposables. Of these imports 57 %, or US$ 2 billion, were of U.S. origin. The main foreign suppliers of medical devices are Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea and UK. U.S. medical products are highly regarded in Mexico due to their high quality, after sales service, and price point compared to competing products of similar quality. Consequently, U.S. medical equipment and instruments have a competitive advantage and are in high demand in…show more content…
Such generation projects include 6.639 jobs, with an activity-oriented approach mainly to the manufacture, of which the main destinations were: Tijuana, Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, while the main origins were: EU, UK and Germany, with companies such as Medline, Smith & Nephew and Ossur. In 2011, the number of companies was 744, exports, mainly located in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Federal District, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Tamaulipas. Baja California accounts for largest cluster in the country, their companies represent more than 36% of national total exports of the sector and are mostly related to manufacturing and assembly equipment and components. Baja California has 67 sector exporting companies among which Smiths, Tyco Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Pall Life Sciences, Medtronic, Gambro, Medimexico, ICU Medical Inc., Hudson Aci, DJ Ortho, CLP, Sunrise Medical and North Safety Products Some foreign medical device companies located in Mexico ENTERPRISE LOCATION ORIGIN DESCRIPTION MEDITRONIC BC SUR AND DF USA Medtronic is present in Mexico since 1970, employs more than 2,500 people and manufactures medical technology for the treatment and management of cardiovascular, orthopedic devices and instruments medical NELLCOR PURTIAN BENNETT BAJA CALIFORNIA IRELAND Covidien is part of the group and specializes
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