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 between major medical manufacturers and the many small local firms that can supply the parts and materials.
Tom Sommer, president of MassMedic, an industry association, said, “We wanted to inform medical device manufacturers in the state of possible suppliers here in their own backyard.”
“They are developing new materials, lubricants,” Sommer said. Lubricant industry pioneer Nye Lubricants was represented, as was EPEC Tech, a battery manufacturer.
Sommer said the idea is to develop the industry in-state using some mentoring to put relationships and business deals together…