The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announces that GE Healthcare, a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, has become a member of the association.

“We are excited to welcome GE Healthcare to the AdvaMed family and to have them lend their voice to our efforts ensuring patients worldwide benefit from the latest medical technology advancements,” says Scott Whitaker, president and CEO, AdvaMed. “GE Healthcare is an iconic company, synonymous with innovation and ingenuity, and we look forward to working with them–and for them–to advance policies that support medical progress and improved patient care.”

As a $19 billion healthcare business operating in more than 140 countries globally, GE Healthcare connects innovative technology, data, and biology, to deliver on the promise of precision health around the world.  The company’s decision to join AdvaMed will create access to global thought leadership and policy area expertise enabling it to better serve its customers and their patients globally.

“With recent advances in artificial intelligence, genomics and bioengineering, there has never been a greater need or exciting time for medical technology,” says Tom McGuinness, president and CEO of Imaging for GE Healthcare.  “By becoming a member of AdvaMed, GE Healthcare will join other industry leaders to ensure these advances can be accessed by hospitals and health systems to deliver precision health around the world.” McGuinness will also be joining the AdvaMed Board of Directors.

AdvaMed’s membership has reached nearly 300 members and more than 80 employees with a presence around the globe, including places such as Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest providers of healthcare equipment to the smallest medical technology innovators.