The United States is the world's largest medical device market. Many of the large medtech manufacturers (Medtronic, Stryker, St. Jude) have their headquarters in the core regions of the United States. The Medical Alley region has established itself as a hotspot in recent years due to leading universities, research centers and companies focusing on human technology.
Medical Alley is home to more than 15,000 healthcare and health technology companies.The high-tech sector plays an increasingly important role in this region and is represented primarily by the areas of life sciences, medicine, information technology and electronics. World market leaders in cardiac rhythm management and cardiovascular, such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude, as well as many other medtech companies, such as the global company 3M, have their company headquarters, development centers or production locations in this region.
Apart from leading industrial companies, Medical Alley also hosts the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the largest medical clinic center in the world, as well as one of the largest American insurance companies in the health sector, United Health in Minnetonka.
The virtual business delegation "Human Technology USA 2020", planned in cooperation with Human.technology Styria and LIFE SCIENCE AUSTRIA as well as The Medical Alley Association Minnesota, is intended to give Austrian companies access to leading medtech companies in the US and thus to network and develop international business relationships. Leading representatives from US research and industry will provide information about the latest developments and research projects in the areas of life sciences, biotech, medical technology and biomedical engineering and are available for one-on-one online meetings on November 9th and 10th, 2020.