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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Continues Statewide “100 Businesses Initiative” with visit to GE Healthcare

July 13, 2011

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Life Sciences

(Trenton, NJ) – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today continued her “100 Businesses Initiative” with a visit to the North American hub of GE Healthcare Life Sciences in Piscataway. This is one in the series of 100 meetings around New Jersey that the Lt. Governor will personally make with business owners and local leaders.

“Operating in more than 100 countries worldwide, GE Healthcare is working to reduce costs, improve quality and increase access to healthcare,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “The Piscataway team is developing some exciting and ground-breaking technologies which will have a real impact on patient care. This Administration is pleased to support innovators like GE Healthcare throughout the State.”

As part of GE’s $6 billion global health strategy, healthymagination, the scientists at Piscataway are working with the company’s flagship cellular imaging technologies. GE Healthcare’s innovative tools play a key role in research laboratories world-wide, helping scientists understand the processes and mechanisms behind human disease.

“We are so pleased that Lt. Governor Guadagno included GE Healthcare in her 100 Business Meetings Initiative and toured our facility in Piscataway today,” said Tom Giordano, General Manager of GE Healthcare Life Sciences Americas. “Our company has benefited from New Jersey’s nurturing of innovation and we welcome the efforts of the Christie Administration in creating a supporting business environment for Life Sciences in this state.”

You can follow the Lt. Governor during the “100 Business Initiative” through the state’s newly revamped business portal at www.nj.gov/njbusiness.

Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Business Action Center is the “one-stop” shop that plays a key role in attracting, retaining and growing businesses in New Jersey. The BAC provides professional and coordinated assistance to businesses with permit applications, licenses, certificates and other business-related approvals. The BAC is part of the “New Jersey Partnership for Action,” a three-pronged public-private approach to economic development that includes the non-profit Choose New Jersey and the Economic Development Authority. By actively working with various State agencies and departments, the BAC team assesses the issues, quickly identifies the challenges and formulates solutions. BAC also provides services to domestic and international businesses looking to remain, locate or expand in New Jersey.

About GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

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