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Commerce Dept’s Bruce Andrews to Help Promote US Healthcare Firms in Peru

Commerce-DepartmentBruce Andrews, deputy secretary at the Commerce Department, is scheduled to visit Lima, Peru, in March for a three-day trade and investment mission to help U.S. healthcare technology and service industry executives promote their companies and products in the country.

The Commerce Department said Thursday Andrews will lead a delegation of up to 20 representatives from pharmaceutical, medical device, hospital operation and management services, information systems, and eHealth companies during the Peru mission from March 7 to 9.

“Working together, we can help Peru meet its healthcare needs while also generating economic growth, creating new jobs, and increasing prosperity for people in both the U.S. and Peru,”  Andrews said.

Peru plans to invest about $2.6 billion to implement telemedicine systems and other medical technology at many of the country’s hospitals, healthcare facilities and blood banks.

U.S. companies interested in joining the healthcare trade and investment mission can apply via the Commerce Department’s Peru mission website.

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