Peak Proteins Attending DIT US Trade Mission

Published on 04/03/2021
Peak Proteins Attending DIT US Trade Mission

Peak Proteins are delighted to be joining the virtual Northern Powerhouse Life Sciences and Healthcare Mission to the US.  Hazel Weir and Richard Mott, as members of the Scientific Business Development Team will both be joining the mission taking place between the 15th and 19th of March.

12 Northern Powerhouse based companies who are established and experienced exporters in the Life Sciences sector were invited by the Department for International Trade to join the virtual mission to Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington DC.

The Department for International Trade sector specialists in Boston and at the British Embassy in Washington DC will be providing dedicated bespoke 1:1 assistance to develop international strategies for the USA. Contacts within the US Federal Government’s various agencies, state leadership and local industry will also be provided.

Massachusetts is committed to growing the life sciences industry through workforce development programs and funding for drug research & development. Supporting biopharma is also the goal of the region’s incubators and accelerators. The region consistently ranks in the top tier of USA life sciences clusters. All major global pharmaceutical companies have outposts in the regions, ranging from Novartis to GSK. In the Greater Boston area alone, there are more than 730 companies within the life sciences industry.

Washington DC is known as BioCapital with its biopharma leaders committed to growing their BioHealth Capital Region cluster into one of the top three in the USA by 2023.  The US Capital region (DC, Maryland and Virginia) is home to the US Federal Government and industry that supports the largest employer in the US and a thriving BioHealth and Life Science Industry. The region is home to the National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and industry leaders like GSK, AstraZeneca and Inova. There are over 800 Biotech companies, 2,500 Life Science firms, 70 federal labs and the Capital Health region has numerous elite academic, medical and research institutions.

Dr Hazel Weir commented, “Our US clients have tripled in the past year and we are keen to expand further into the US.  The East Coast is a strategic area of growth for us and we are looking forward to making valuable contacts including local DIT international trade advisers”.

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