NewGen Surgical, Inc. to Exhibit at Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Showcase in Washington D.C
February 19, 2015 – San Rafael, California – NewGen Surgical, Inc., has been invited to participate in Think Beyond Plastic’s Innovation Showcase on March 16, 2015 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The theme will be addressing plastic use and its impact on the environment and the oceans through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The one day event will highlight over twenty companies that offer products and technologies that work towards the health of the ocean in important ways by reducing disposable plastic, reducing toxic chemicals, introducing new materials and manufacturing. There will be a panel discussion, “The role of government in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship that addresses the Ocean.”The Capital Hill Innovation Showcase is being hosted by Think Beyond Plastic with special guests Rep. S. Farr (D-CA), Rep. M. Honda (D-CA), Rep. Young (R-AK), and other members of the Senate Ocean Caucus and the Congressional Ocean Caucus attending.
“Our focus is disposable single-use plastic medical devices used in the O.R.,” said Rob Chase, Founder & President of NewGen Surgical. “It is great timing to be a part of this important innovation showcase as the demand for more sustainable products in hospitals grows, it’s important to get the discussion going on how to support these initiatives by supporting small innovative companies doing important work to reduce plastic and its impact on the ocean. ”
About NewGen Surgical, Inc.
NewGen Surgical, Inc. develops and manufactures sustainably designed, single-use medical devices and products. With a mission to reduce plastic waste in healthcare, NewGen Surgical offers hospitals and surgery centers a solution to their sustainability programs and meet Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) objectives. Founded in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, NewGen Surgical is a member of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative and Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator, was commended in the 2015 Circular Economy Awards of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum, and a finalist at the 2018 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards and the 2017 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open. For more information, visit www.newgensurgical.com.