Zansors discusses small business access to global markets on a panel with the president
TYSONS, Va. (April 22, 2015) - Zansors joined President Obama Tuesday in a roundtable discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how it will affect small business and jobs in the U.S. Abhijit Dasgupta, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer and Co-Founder of Zansors, participated in the discussion alongside U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly and others local business leaders. The panel was moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Hardball. (View the segment here.)
The President covered the importance of passing trade promotion authority to pave the way for new, high-standards trade agreements that put American workers first and help American businesses expand. Discussion on the roundtable included how opening up new markets to American goods and services can benefit workers and businesses alike.
The TPP places special attention to both intellectual property (IP) and digital commerce, allowing for a meaningful agreement to help small business like Zansors access global markets. What could the TPP mean for a company like Zansors?
- Delivering new uses of health technology to the markets that need it most
- Entering markets with fewer barriers, allowing for faster growth and new hires
- Capturing revenue that can be reinvested into innovation
The most important opportunity is the ability to affect lives all over the world. For example, Zansors’ current breathing sensor platform can be used to better identify pneumonia in children under the age of five. Current methods are based on manually counting breaths with the human eye - but through automated tools, Zansors can measure breaths objectively with sound capture. With fewer barriers, Zansors could bring this life-saving product to Asia.
“Building these products are no easy task. Zansors needs integrated teams in bioengineering, data science, design, software programming, testing, and so on - all talent found here in the U.S.,” said Dr. Dasgupta. “Growing efficiently will allow Zansors to create new inventions and IP, but creating that future requires mastery of IP on a global scale. Eliminating roadblocks through TPP could be transformative for small businesses like Zansors.”
Zansors is honored to have been selected for the roundtable with President Obama. Trade and global markets are essential for the U.S. economy to thrive and for our country to continue to bring technology and innovation to the world.
Zansors is a small business that makes micro/nano sensor technologies and evidence-based medical mobile apps so you can gain personal health analytics and “know yourself.” Our sensors and medical app solutions are have gone through peer-review panels and funded by contracts and grants from different institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In addition for these innovations, Zansors has partnered with notable universities to address breast cancer, sleep disorders, and water safety.