Popular OC World Trade Week Export Success Story Panel to Include Global Pharmaceutical, MedTech and Technology Companies

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Executives from NeoMedix Corporation, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., and TS Pharm Inc.will compose the Export Story Panel during the Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast and Forum on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 - 11 a.m., at the Irvine Marriott.

The executives will share details of their company experience exporting their products around the globe.

Dr. Soheila Mirhashemi, CEO & president of Tustin-basedNeoMedix Corporation, maker of Trabectome®, a micro-surgical management tool for adult and infant glaucoma, will discuss the company’s export experience in Saudi Arabia and Ukraine, countries with which the Greater Irvine Chamber has supported NeoMedix by providing Certificate of Origin documentation. NeoMedix markets a Trabectome tip which is a micro-instrument that gently removes trabecular meshwork (impediment to the natural drainage) of the eye without damaging the surrounding tissues.

R. Steven Tungate, vice president & general manager, Service, Supply Chain and Innovation at Toshiba America Business Solutions, a Lake Forest-based supplier of multi-function printers, managed document services, and digital signage, will discuss the company’s primary market: businesses of all sizes, serviced by nearly 300 authorized dealers, throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. The company has a global supply-chain management network. Toshiba America Business Solutions, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Toshiba TEC Corporation, a global leader in office printing and retail solutions.

Dr. Taher Sheybani, managing director of Irvine-basedTS Pharm, a pharmaceutical/diagnostic reagent provider established in 2005, will discuss the company’s export experience. TS Pharm has exported to the Caribbean Islands and Central America for nearly a decade. TS Pharm customers are also in Saudi Arabia and Europe. TS Pharm is exploring opportunities in the South Pacific. Its export expertise is a thorough understanding of individual country registration and distribution processes. Some of the company’s success is attributed to its customer-focused philosophy, and developing substantial and resourceful relationships with its business partners, suppliers, and distributors.

OC World Trade Week will also feature an International Trade Expo, an address by Sarah Kemp, acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and keynote speaker Joe Kianifounder, chairman, and CEO, Masimo.

Kiani leads one of the world’s most admired global medical technology innovation companies, and is a convention-breaking maverick as an inventor of world-changing noninvasive patient monitoring devices. As the head of Masimo, he has been a beacon for patient safety and innovation in healthcare for more than 25 years. Kiani and Masimo have helped to solve the "unsolvable" problems plaguing patient monitoring through significant inventions with more than 600 issued and pending patents worldwide.

Kiani founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2012 and the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit.

First held in 2015, the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Orange County World Trade Week (OCWTW) Breakfast and Forum brings together hundreds of professionals from Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and the business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County

For more information and to become involved in OCWTW, contact Linda DiMario.

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