Bancroft Selected to Participate in the US Department of Commerce Medical Trade Mission

Bancroft principals Bill Hartzell and Paul Jenkins have returned from Mumbai, India where they were selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce Medical Trade Mission. Representing Bancroft , one of just six US companies selected to participate, the two met with senior executives from the region in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and humanitarian aid.

“Having been selected as one of the six companies representing the United States at the huge international medical trade show, we felt it was critical that we meet with as many executives and decision-makers in the industry that we could,” said Bill Hartzell, Principal at Bancroft. “Our days and nights were packed as we worked to meet the mission’s key objective of exporting our expertise in the medical industry to the world’s most rapidly growing medical marketplace.”

In addition to consulting with the country’s leading private hospital on advanced laboratory design, patient safety, integration of the latest technologies into existing infrastructure, and radical redesign of emergency room and patient wellness spaces, the two were asked to consult with the world’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers to take the first steps to designing new, efficient manufacturing plants throughout the region.

“The Board of Governors and I were very impressed by Bancroft and the expertise they offer. They’re so strong in their understanding of cost-effective, patient-centric health care design. We look forward to a long relationship with them as we make continual improvements to India’s medical infrastructure,” said Professor Doctor Sudhir Dagaonkar, MD, a senate member and Governor’s Appointee to the country’s Health Sciences Council.

“Bancroft’s experience in taking manufacturing plants in the United States from industrial-grade to FDA grade production effectively and efficiently is exactly what we need as we move from domestic standards to international pharmaceutical standards, “ said M.R. Chandurkar, Director for Ipca Laboratories, Ltd of Mumbai. “They know the way forward in health care, and that’s where our company is heading.” In addition to meeting with top executives within the health care industry, Hartzell and Jenkins also met with international humanitarian leaders. “The most exciting part of the trip for us at the personal level was the discussion we had with leaders from Sudan. We’re already designing ways in which we can help that troubled region with efficient infrastructure strategies that will sustain the environment while improving quality of life for those who live there,” said Hartzell.

On the heels of the success in India, Bancroft Engineering has already been selected to participate in a subsequent Department of Commerce Trade mission this coming autumn.