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Colombia Showcases Comprehensive Sourcing Solutions at FIME 2024

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• With over 15,000 healthcare professionals and more than 1,300 manufacturers expected to attend, FIME 2024 offers an unparalleled platform for Colombia to showcase its strengths in medical devices, equipment, and health services. • The country has made remarkable regulatory progress, improving service quality and response times. Colombia features healthcare free trade zones, health clusters, and numerous healthcare providers (IPS) nationwide.

Miami, FL, June 20, 2024 — Colombia proudly announces its participation in FIME 2024, the premier medical trade fair in the Americas, taking place from June 19 to 21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year, eight leading Colombian companies bring the country's diverse and innovative solutions in the healthcare sector, demonstrating Colombia's capability to meet a wide range of sourcing needs across multiple industries.

“We are thrilled to be represented by these outstanding companies. Their participation demonstrates that Colombia stands proudly as a leading provider of health products and services, with a commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Carmen Caballero, President of ProColombia, the promotion agency of the country. “Colombia has a longstanding trade relationship with the United States, and we have been consolidating added-value goods for both Americans and our national economy. We have diversified our exportable offer across all sectors and industries, and events like FIME are perfect for showcasing our diverse products and services.”

The health sector in Colombia has emerged as a regional reference point, boasting a sustained tradition of innovation and significant contributions to global health. The country has made remarkable regulatory progress, improving service quality and response times. Colombia features healthcare free trade zones, health clusters, and numerous healthcare providers (IPS) nationwide. Many of these providers have garnered international recognition, underscoring the sector's excellence.

It is also worth mentioning that the United States is Colombia’s main trading partner. In 2023, Colombian non-mining-energy exports to the United States totaled USD $6.3 billion. Medical devices grew by 136%, pharmaceuticals by 63%, and hospital equipment exports reached USD $ 21.5 million. Additionally, Colombian shapewear and control clothing companies exported approximately USD $36 million to the United States market, supported by more than 89 companies.

Institutional support remains a key pillar in the development and advancement of Colombia's health sector, reinforcing its position as a leader in the region. The country's strategic geographical position, robust trade agreements, skilled human capital, and advanced research and development centers make Colombia the ideal partner for all sourcing needs in the medical field. Whether it's garments, medical devices, cutting-edge technology, post-surgical girdles, or pharmaceuticals, Colombia offers comprehensive and innovative solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Leading Colombian Companies Taking Center Stage at FIME 2024

This year, eight leading Colombian companies are at the forefront of the country's representation at the trade fair, showcasing Colombia's diverse and innovative solutions in the healthcare sector. These companies demonstrate the country’s capability to meet a wide range of sourcing needs across multiple industries.

One of them is Bisonte, showcasing digital innovation through virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive simulations, e-learning courses, and multimedia presentations. Bisonte’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency aligns with Colombia’s overall emphasis on environmental responsibility in healthcare advancements. Complementing Bisonte’s digital prowess, VITÍ™️ Control brings innovation in medical textiles with its advanced elastocompressive solutions designed for medical and surgical applications. This company stands out not only for its technological advancements but also for its significant social impact, employing 90% of its workforce from vulnerable areas in Cartagena and the Caribbean region.

Adding to the diverse lineup, Nutripharma will present health-enhancing products based on natural and scientifically supported ingredients, including joint care solutions featuring turmeric, aloe vera, and collagens. Nutripharma's focus on nutritional foods for type II diabetes patients highlights the integration of natural remedies in modern healthcare, addressing specific health needs with precision.


M&D will also be a key participant, showcasing high-compression post-surgical girdles and other ergonomic, high-quality medical garments. M&D’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its eco-friendly headquarters, reinforcing the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship. “Through constant innovation, we are raising the standard of Colombian medical products on the global stage, contributing to Colombia's economic growth and sustainable industrial development,” said Valentina Ríos, Sales Manager of M&D.

Fabricato will demonstrate its line of antimicrobial textiles designed to prevent infections in hospital environments. Their participation highlights Colombia's efforts in industrial modernization and export growth, creating significant economic and social value. Giorgio Lignarolo, Sales Representative of Fabricato, points out the company’s contributions through job creation, human development programs, and support for social initiatives. Bikar, specializing in ethylene oxide (E.T.O.) sterilization for medical and pharmaceutical products, addresses the needs of items that cannot withstand high-temperature sterilization, ensuring safety and reliability in medical procedures. On the other hand, Innomed will showcase its advanced implants and instruments for orthopedics and neurosurgery, providing competitively priced products with cutting-edge technology.

Finally, LinerQ continues to innovate in the development of architectural elements, medical gas networks, and related equipment, offering products such as telemetry systems, area alarms, and humidity monitors. This comprehensive participation underscores Colombia’s multifaceted approach to healthcare innovation and its commitment to advancing global health standards.

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