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Medtech gets serious about cybersecurity

By Val Kennedy in MassDevice, October 6, 2015 The medtech industry is getting serious about cybersecurity. At a recent seminar held by the Mass. Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), medical device executives, regulators and security experts discussed which systems and devices were most vulnerable to malicious hacking and what could be done to stop it.... Read the rest

Device Makers Take Note: Cyber Attacks Are Already Hitting Healthcare

By Marie Thibault in MDDI, September 29, 2015 ... As more evidence that cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic for the device industry, an upcoming conference being hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), "Preventing the Unthinkable: Issues in MedTech Cyber Security—Trends and Policies," is devoted to the topic. The event, taking place... Read the rest

Survey: Medical device execs don't think patient increase will offset tax

By Don Seiffert in the Boston Business Journal, May 7, 2015 Executives at medical device companies say they’re more uncertain than ever that the boost in the number of patients who will use their products due to the Affordable Care Act will offset the 2.3 percent tax they now bear under that law, according to... Read the rest

State remains strong in medical-gear field

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey in the Boston Globe, May 6, 2015 The Massachusetts medical-device industry maintained its position as the second-biggest cluster in the country, even as it lost 5 percent of its workforce, according to a new report. The state continued to add companies, attract venture capital funding, and increase exports, said the analysis from... Read the rest

MassMEDIC Scores First Member from China

CANbridge Life Sciences, Inc. Joins the MedTech Group BOSTON, MASS. – March 30, 2015 – The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) announced today that CANbridge Life Sciences, Inc. will be the first Chinese company to join the group, highlighting the key role played by the state’s medical device industry in the global market. CANbridge... Read the rest

Can small medical device makers match up with the big companies?

By Lisa Eckelbecker in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 27, 2015 Sometimes, even technology geeks can't get anyone to take their calls. That's why a medical device trade group is launching an effort to show some of the largest medical device makers in the industry what the state's small manufacturers could do for them. The... Read the rest

"Med Tech Match" brings Boston firms, SouthCoast suppliers together

By Steve Urbon in SouthCoast Today, February 11, 2015 In a small meeting room at the headquarter of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, medical device industry executives, local manufacturing managers and some local economic development officials did some speed dating. They got to know each other because there appears to be a highly lucrative potential relationship... Read the rest

Berkshire event aims to connect local suppliers, medical manufacturers

Medtech Match
By Tony Dobrowolski in the Berkshire Eagle, January 31, 2015 The Berkshire Innovation Center won't open until next year, but programming for its membership has already begun. On Thursday, the center co-hosted an event at which representatives of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council launched the MedTech Match program in the Berkshires. The MedTech Match... Read the rest

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