The Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium (MBB) met on 8 and 9 June in Chapel Hill, NC and was a true business development experience for all attendees.
Hosted by the Offices of Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the MBB connected US Department of Defense and federal agencies with industry during this two-day event.
Governmental and industry attendees convened to share information and collaborate in order to maximize medical support and increase human performance for our warfighters. Program level representatives from the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, prime vendors and major contractors, briefed industry about their current and future needs. These requirements included: purchasing medical supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceuticals, medical information technology and medical services.
True partnerships developed between government and the private sector due to this worthwhile event. Highlights included discussing current technology gaps in addition to communicating future requirements/procurement processes needed to supply military and federal medical facilities and agencies. NC medical-related businesses of all sizes benefitted from the comprehensive business development sessions, exhibitor demonstrations of novel, breakthrough medical products and services and an evening networking event.
A warm and hearty thank you is in order to the administrative and logistical support provided by Fayetteville Technical Community College. We would also like to thank our MBB Symposium partners: UNC System, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH), North Carolina Center for Optimizing Military Performance (NC-COMP) and the Defense Alliance of North Carolina.
Attendees at this joint government, industry MBB event gained a clear competitive advantage to compete for federal contracts. Make plans to join us at the 2023 MBB event if you want to grow your medical industry business as well.
Fran Perez-Wilhite, Program Manager, Veteran-Owned Business Development, North Carolina Military Business Center
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