Brazil's Embraer signs deal to supply jets to Horizon Air

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, recently signed a purchase order with Brazil-based airplane manufacturer Embraer for 30 E175 jet aircraft, a contract worth approximately $2.8 billion and includes options for an additional 33 jets. Embraer will begin to deliver the planes, which will be used by Alaska Airlines, during the second quarter of 2017.  Read More »

Biocept's lung cancer blood test to become more accessible in Mexico

Biocept has entered into a deal with Quest Diagnostics Mexico to expand the reach of its epidermal growth factor receptor (EGRF) mutation detecting liquid biopsy test to lung cancer patients in Mexico. Biocept's liquid biopsy tests for cancer profiling and monitoring help identify cancer mutations, which in this case are EGFR mutations associated with lung cancer. Read More »

Adavium Medical acquires two Brazilian clinical diagnostic companies

Adavium Medical, formerly known as ADVANCE Medical, recently acquired two of Brazil’s largest clinical diagnostic companies, Alka Tecnologia and Hemogram Industria e Comercio. The acquisitions position Adavium as Brazil’s largest medical equipment and diagnostics company in terms of sales and customer base. The company also named Claudia Golart as president and CEO of the diagnostics division. Read More »

Global Small & Medium Enterprises Ministerial draws business leaders from around the world to Colombia

The Global Small & Medium Enterprises Ministerial recently held its second annual session, which coincided with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Colombia. U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet launched the event, which drew representatives from several international organizations and 15 nations. Read More »

Mexico's Grupo Rotoplas completes deal to buy Argentina water heater maker Talsar

Mexico's Grupo Rotoplas, a leader in providing water solutions that include storing, carrying and treating water in the Americas, said recently it has completed its acquisition of Argentina's Talsar, which produces and distributes water heaters, for $36.8 million. Rotoplas CEO Carlos Rojas Mota Velasco said Talsar’s strength and leadership in water heater market led to the acquisition. Read More »

Sonoco Products expands fiber certification program to Brazil, Mexico facilities

Sonoco Products Co., a diversified packaging company, recently expanded its fiber certification program to its plants in Brazil and Mexico. The certification is the company's commitment to recycling and maintaining healthy forests, as well as being responsible in managing natural resources, Sonoco Products Manager of Global Sustainable Packaging Laura Rowell said.  Read More »