Earlier this month, BioOhio ventured out from the Midwest’s polar vortex to the sunny convention floors of Anaheim, CA for the 2019 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West trade show.
MD&M West is an annual event focused on suppliers in the global medical manufacturing community. Essentially five shows in one, medical manufacturing exhibitors were present among more than 1,900 suppliers from around the world showcasing their goods and services in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more. MD&M West is quite simply a huge event.
Ohio Manufacturing Represented in California
Ohio has always been well represented at MD&M and this year was no different, with over 90 companies at the show either headquartered in Ohio or that have an Ohio facility. Globally known Ohio brands at the show included Ashland, Mettler-Toledo, PolyOne, Lubrizol, Norman Noble, and Parker Hannifin.
We caught up with companies from around the state and learned about fascinating upcoming products, numerous success stories, expansion plans, new partnerships, and more.
BioOhio Members exhibiting at the show included (see pictures below):
- Conductive Technologies
- Healthmark Industries
- Interplex Medical
- PMC SMART Solutions
- Sparton Medical Systems
- Stress Engineering Services
- TSS Technologies
In addition, many BioOhio members were in attendance at the event. We met folks from Taylor Strategy Partners, 889 Global Solutions, and The Velocity Group to name a few. Members NAMSA and Battelle presented seminars during MD&M’s three-day conference, showcasing programming focused on the future of medtech. BioOhio partners from VWR, BIO, and MichBio were also among the many thousands of visitors at the show. Of course it was not all booths all the time – we were fortunate to have some pleasant weather, excellent tacos, a dragon dance performance at the airport boarding gate, and a nice view of the ocean (from the airplane window).
Upcoming Events Closer to Home
Trade shows like this happen throughout the year and offer excellent networking opportunities. One of the most exciting global events on the horizon is the BIO International Convention, June 3-6 in Philadelphia, PA. BioOhio will be there with JobsOhio and several presenting Ohio companies. Be sure to visit us at the Ohio booth (#3835)!
BioOhio has its own trade show planned for October 1st, 2019 here in Ohio. The only one of its kind in Ohio, The Ohio Bioscience Expo offers exhibitors and attendees alike a chance to connect with new customers, find new collaborators and partners, find colleagues in the industry, and discover companies making cutting edge products. Attendance is free, and for exhibitors an early bird rate is in effect now.
We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events!
Exhibiting BioOhio Members at MD&M West 2019
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