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Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Promotes Maryland’s Strength in Biohealth, Life Sciences at Arab Health 2020

World’s Second-Largest Healthcare Exhibition Includes 11 Local Companies

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today addressed attendees of Arab Health 2020, the second-largest healthcare exhibition in the world and the largest in the Middle East, as part of an international trade mission in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). During his remarks, Lt. Governor Rutherford promoted Maryland’s strength and global reputation in the healthcare, biohealth, and life sciences industries.

“Attending one of the world’s top healthcare trade shows is a fantastic way to show off Maryland’s innovative companies and advanced biohealth and life sciences sector,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Arab Health provides a great opportunity for our state to strengthen its relationship with some of the industry’s top leaders and decision makers from around the globe and encourage them to do business in Maryland.”

2020 marks the seventh year that the State of Maryland, through the Department of Commerce, has exhibited at the trade show, promoting the state’s healthcare assets as well as a number of small and mid-size companies to a global audience. Companies that participate have the opportunity to receive matchmaking assistance through Maryland’s global office in the UAE, as well as showcase their products and services to thousands of attendees. Last year, the conference attracted more than 55,000 attendees from nearly 160 different countries.

Maryland companies participating in Arab Health this year include emocha Mobile Health Inc. (Baltimore); Get Real Health (Rockville); GraceMed Solutions, LLC (Beltsville); Health Solutions Research (HSR) (Rockville); Integrated Pharma Services (Frederick); LKC Technologies Inc. (Gaithersburg); Pevco Systems International Inc. (Middle River); Pindox Pharma Inc. (Gaithersburg); Shreis Scalene Sciences USA (Gaithersburg); Sonavi Labs, Inc. (Baltimore); and 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc. (Rockville).

Maryland’s life sciences industry includes 2,700 businesses, employs nearly 45,000 people in both the public and private sectors, and generates more than $18 billion in economic activity for the state. Additionally, the state is able to provide a soft landing for companies that want to explore the market, make connections, and build relationships with American businesses.

“There really is no better place for companies looking to expand to the United States, and we are ready and eager to work with businesses from all over the world,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “We’re ‘Open for Business.’”

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