Medical campus impresses visitors

February 1, 2012 Updated Feb 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 1, 2012 Updated Feb 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM EDT

There's a lot happening on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and it's impressing international visitors. World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara recently toured the campus, and the Jacobs Neurological Institute, with Neil Fraser, president of Medtronic of Canada.

In his role, he is shaping the Canadian medical technology market and hoping to improve healthcare for Canadians.

After seeing worldwide projects, Fraser says he is very impressed with Buffalo's technology and advancements. "I think it's really awesome what's going on on the Buffalo campus," he said. "There's a tremendous amount of investment in innovation and I think that's going to create opportunities to develop new technology and new jobs for people in the region"

Fraser says the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus stands up to other developments around the globe, but he thinks it could be better publicized across the border in Canada, which is a $200 hundred billion dollar healthcare market. He says there are opportunities for better collaboration.

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