They came from Taiwan, Australia and Singapore. Those were just some of the international homes of business leaders who visited MetroWest to see if it could be a place to do business.
MARLBOROUGH — Standing in the lobby of the Boston Scientific Corp. headquarters, Dr. Guan-Min Ho said he had a good first impression of MetroWest.
Whether that translates into Ho’s company opening a location in this area remains to be seen.
Ho is co-founder and CEO of APrevent Medical in Taiwan. He joined dozens of fellow doctors, scientists, business people and university officials from overseas who participated in Thursday’s tour of medical-technology companies in MetroWest. It made sense for them to do it, because they attended a medical technology conference in Boston that wrapped up earlier in the week.
The MetroWest Life Sciences Network hosted the tour. It includes health care groups, life-sciences organizations, local government officials and business development groups that have one goal in mind – market MetroWest as a destination for life-science companies.
After getting a sales pitch from the network on what MetroWest has to offer, including cheaper rents, good schools for the children and a convenient transportation network, the group toured Boston Scientific and ABI-LAB in Natick, a biotech incubator that houses 18 startup labs.