Austin-based medical device regulatory consulting firm expands, adds 7 new employees

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Reflecting a booming market for manufacturers of medical devices, Emergo Group, Inc. recently hired 7 new employees to accommodate increased demand from North American companies. The company specializes in helping small to medium sized medical device companies obtain regulatory approval and find new medical distributors for their products in the US and international markets.

On average we have grown by more than 30% each year and even with a slowing US economy, we still expect to meet that growth goal in 2008. He adds:

Reflecting a booming market for manufacturers of medical devices, Emergo Group, Inc. recently hired seven new employees to accommodate increased demand from North American companies. The company specializes in helping small to medium sized medical device companies obtain regulatory approval and find new medical distributors for their products in the US and international markets.

To support continued growth, the following people have recently joined the Austin office:
Michael van der Woude - Chief Operating Officer
Evangeline Loh, PhD, RAC - Director of Regulatory Affairs
Martin Sobkowiak - Director of Finance
Teresa Huddleston - Senior Consultant, Quality Assurance & regulatory Affairs
Neal Kolber - Project Manager
Joelene Geranios - Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Shelly Tang - Regulatory Affairs Assistant

CEO Rene van de Zande says: "On average we have grown by more than 30% each year and even with a slowing US economy, we still expect to meet that growth goal in 2008. He adds: "With the continued weakness of the US dollar relative to the Euro and other currencies, we have seen an increase in US companies looking to supplement their domestic sales by exporting their products to other markets such as Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan. We help them do it."

Over the last few years, Emergo Group has been aggressively expanding its consulting services into international markets, opening offices in Beijing, China in late 2006, and Tokyo, Japan (April 2008.) "With more than 500 clients from 35 countries worldwide, our clients increasingly want to deal with a single consultancy that can handle all of their international regulatory, quality assurance and distribution management issues." says van de Zande.

About Emergo Group
Emergo Group, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The ISO-registered consulting firm helps obtain medical device regulatory approval for clients worldwide. Among other things, Emergo assists with US FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Marking for medical devices, plus implement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO 13485 quality systems. Emergo maintains offices in the USA, Canada, Europe, China, Japan and Australia. Information is available online at http://www.EmergoGroup.com

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