Cureline, Inc., is one of about a hundred U.S. companies and organizations participated at the  Southeast Europe for the U.S. Department of Commerce-led Trade Winds trade mission and business forum October 16-20, 2017. Trade Winds—Southeast Europe featured a three-day business forum in Bucharest, Romania, and several trade mission stops, including Croatia and Serbia, where Cureline CEO, Dr. Olga Potapova, among other participants, held meetings directly with government leaders, market experts, and  potential business partners. “It is great to see such a strong delegation of companies and organizations targeting Southeast Europe,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Erin Walsh. “The companies joining Trade Winds are truly ahead of the business curve, targeting a region that is poised for rapid growth and expansion.”

Cureline is a Precision and Translational Medicine CRO with headquarters located in the San Francisco Bay area (CA, USA). It features a clinical network of 120+ centers in 18 global markets and USA-based laboratories providing biospecimen processing, treatment and analysis using the most innovative and advanced technologies. Cureline is a global leader in commercial biobanking working with pharma, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, major academic centers, US government and international scientific consortia supporting their biomarker, therapeutics and diagnostics development in complex human disease. We specialize in Oncology, AID/inflammation, infectious diseases, metabolic and cardiovascular conditions, maternal health, etc. with an emphasis on tissue research (IHC, FISH, HD tissue slide scan) and glycoproteomics.

Dr. Potapova is very optimistic about this mission: “Southeast Europe presents a great opportunity for Cureline and we are excited about joining this mission and finding partners and collaborators in the region.” This is the tenth year the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service has led Trade Winds, and the program has directly supported more than $240 million in U.S. exports in six global regions. Cureline has participated in similar missions to Mexico and Turkey in the past.