Raleigh, NC, February 18, 2009 — (PR.com) — Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of a new audio podcast discussing the organization’s value-add relationship with SunTech Medical, Inc., one of the world’s leading medical device companies located in Morrisville, N.C. WCED has been engaged in the medical device industry for more than five years and SunTech Medical has been a partner for the entire time. The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, providing clinical grade non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) products and technology. SunTech Medical offers solutions for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, cardiac stress test blood pressure monitoring, and now a general-use, expandable blood pressure device with temperature and SpO2 upgrades. Its series of OEM blood pressure modules offer customizable NIBP solutions for all clinical applications.
The new WCED podcast features commentary from Kenneth Andersen, director of product management for SunTech Medical, Inc., and addresses topics such as:
- An overview of SunTech Medical Inc. and what makes this company unique in the highly competitive and growing medical device industry
- The relationship between SunTech Medical, Inc. and Wake County Economic Development
- How SunTech Medical, Inc. has utilized other outside resources to realize its greater success
- The value SunTech Medical has seen by being located in Wake County for more than 20 years
Kenneth Andersen joined SunTech Medical in 2002, with prior positions held at companies such as Xanthon, Inc. and IBM. He has been a guest lecturer for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State’s joint Biomedical Engineering Department, as well as a featured speaker for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s annual MedTech Forum.
The new WCED podcast is now available for download at: www.raleigh-wake.org/section/news-and-podcasts.
“Wake County's history as a center of technology, research and healthcare makes us a perfect fit for companies engaged in advanced medical technologies,” Atkins said. “The success of companies such as SunTech Medical shows how well-suited our region is for this industry.”
“Local resources have played a large part in SunTech Medical’s success,” Andersen said. “In fact, the technology for our first product was licensed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, I don’t think there is a single aspect of our biz that hasn’t benefitted from local resources.”
About Wake County Economic Development:
Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates dozens of corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County. Services available to companies that are considering relocating or expanding in Wake County include economic and demographic research, site and building inventory searches, visitation itineraries, community tours, corporate executive and employee briefings, employee relocation assistance, and post-relocation services. In both 2002 and 2003, Site Selection magazine recognized WCED as one of the top ten economic development organizations in the United States. For more information about WCED, please visit www.raleigh-wake.org.
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