/FROM PR NEWSWIRE DALLAS 888-776-3971/ STK IN HEA MTC BIO HED EDU WRK SU ECO MAV TO BUSINESS, MEDICAL, AND TECHNOLOGY EDITORS: AdvaMed, Pennsylvania Bio and University City Science Center to Discuss MedTech Impact on Pennsylvania's Economy, Job Creation Philadelphia -- America's medical technology companies are world leaders in the development of new diagnostics, treatments and cures for patients worldwide, but that leadership is at risk.
In Pennsylvania, alone, the medical technology industry employs more than 79,300 people, paying an average annual wage of $50,213. To preserve and protect those jobs and the life-changing innovations created locally, AdvaMed and its member companies have developed a comprehensive "Competitiveness Agenda." The agenda focuses on innovation, regulatory, reimbursement, tax and trade policies to drive the U.S. medical technology industry's future growth and success. In addition, AdvaMed will release a new report on the economic impact of the device tax on jobs.
Please join us for this event to learn more about the Competitiveness Agenda and the impact the medical technology industry and the device tax has on the U.S. and Pennsylvania economies.
WHAT: Press briefing and reporter Q&A on policy recommendations designed to encourage innovation and job creation in Pennsylvania and release of a new report on the impact of the device tax on job growth.
WHO: U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, (6th-PA) U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, (7th-PA) U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, (3rd-MN), Co-chair of the Congressional Med Tech Caucus David P. Holveck, President and CEO, Endo Christopher P.
Molineaux, President, Pennsylvania Bio Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, President and CEO, University City Science Center David Nexon, Senior Executive Vice President, AdvaMed WHEN: Monday, March 26, 2012, at 12:30 PM EDT WHERE: Quorum at the University City Science Center 3711 Market Street, Suite 800 Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 EDS: Please indicate your intention to cover by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 15, 2012/ SOURCE Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) -0- 03/15/2012 CO: Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) ST: Pennsylvania IN: HEA MTC BIO HED EDU WRK SU: ECO MAV PRN -- DC71088 -- 0000 03/15/2012 15:45:00 EDT http://www.prnewswire.c