OEDIT to attend Arab Health 2022

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade’s (OEDIT) Global Business Development (GBD) team will attend the Arab Health trade show to introduce Colorado healthcare and medical technology products and services to the leading medical equipment exhibition trade show in the Middle East.

Arab Health will present an exceeding range of healthcare products and services showcased by more than 3,500 exhibitors from across the world at The Dubai World Trade Centre and will bring together more than 56,000 healthcare professionals eager to learn, network and trade.

The following companies received support to attend this trade show by applying for the State Trade Expansion Program, which helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.

The GBD division has steadily increased the amount of federal funding that Colorado receives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) STEP program since its inception. In 2015, Colorado received $195,938, in 2019 the state received $480,000 and in 2021, it received $700,000. In 2021, Colorado received $836,000.  

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Based in Denver, Colorado, SmartTab is developing an advanced platform of ingestible capsules to deliver biologics and targeted medications, offering pharmaceutical companies improved product efficacy, novel administration routes, and patent extension opportunities. The platform delivers the correct dosages at the appropriate time to targeted locations in the gastrointestinal tract and is intended to replace both traditional coated capsules and injections. SmartTab has completed proof-of-concept pre-clinical studies and is in the process of submitting to the FDA through the 510(k) process, while seeking strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical companies for reformulation of delivery for novel therapies.

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Huckleberry Medical, LLC buys and sells used diagnostic imaging equipment, with the focus on CT, MRI, C-Arm, mammography, etc., and are experts at removals, international packing, customs documentation, and transport. They also sold many ventilators, needles, syringes, and beds as part of the COVID response.  They are entering their seventh year in business, and CEO Erik Baum has been in the industry for over 30 years. 

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HeartHero has designed a revolutionary AED and paired it with a connected ecosystem. Their AED, Elliot, will automatically alert EMS once it has detected impedance. They also created an app that allows Elliot, whether it is one or a fleet, to be monitored remotely, reducing management time and costs as well as eliminating any chance that Elliot is not fully charged and ready to provide life-saving shocks. “HeartHero is more than a medical device company. We exist to give you another birthday, another sunset, another chance to live your dreams.” 

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Needle-free parenteral delivery: PharmaJet needle-free Injectors use a narrow stream of fluid that goes through the skin, without a needle, in about 1/10th of a second. Their reusable injectors connect with disposable, auto-disabling needle-free syringes that consistently deliver drugs and vaccines with high dose and precise depth. Used in vaccine initiatives like the Global Polio Eradication effort, their devices have been used for over 5M injections globally. Most notably, in 2018, in a mass immunization campaign in Pakistan, Tropis was used to deliver 500k immunizations in 5 days; and separately another 900k injections during 3 weeks. For COVID-19, immunizations using Tropis™ for the world’s first EUA DNA plasmid vaccine are now underway – a prime example of the positive impact PharmaJet’s needle-free platforms can help to bring novel vaccine and cancer therapeutic indications to market.  

To learn more about the STEP program, visit the OEDIT website

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