Founded in 1996, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) is the largest regional MedTech association in the United States, with over 300 members representing manufacturers, product developers, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers. Over the past 20+ years, the efforts of MassMEDIC and its members have driven industry success and growth in the region, establishing Massachusetts as a world leader in this sector.
The Challenges You're Facing
Today’s healthcare environment, with its focus on driving higher quality care at a lower cost, presents both opportunities and challenges for the MedTech industry. Advanced testing and procedures, coupled with new trends such as population health management and connected care, are fueling innovations in devices, diagnostics and digital health.
At the same time, MedTech companies are compelled to make significant changes to all aspects of their operations to contend with greater regulatory oversight, complex new policies (such as the FDA’s UDI rule), and pressures from healthcare providers around everything from pricing to healthcare acquired infections (HAI) reduction and cybersecurity. Not to mention the impact of payment reform, continued competition from abroad and global supply chain issues.
MassMEDIC Is Your Partner in Addressing These Challenges.
“MassMEDIC offers a number of key events that provide new and upcoming medical device companies with the opportunity to present their novel technologies to leaders in the MedTech industry.”
Director of Business Development,
Massachusetts' Medical Device Sector, at a Glance
From Vibrant and Growing – An Updated Profile of the Medical Device Industry in Massachusetts, a report prepared for MassMEDIC by KPMG - May 6, 2015
“MedTech is a large, complex, innovative branch of the health science sector. MassMEDIC’s Women in MedTech Forum provides women leaders in this industry with a networking platform and a meeting place to share best practices.”
Vice President, Research & Development,
The Resources You Need
Through our services, programs and collaborative initiatives our members gain the knowledge they need to identify emerging industry trends, understand the impact of local and national policies, and implement change within their organizations to succeed in this new healthcare reality.
- Advocacy: We advocate industry positions at the state and federal levels to promote policies developed by our members that reflect the unique interests of the state’s MedTech sector.
- Networking: We provide numerous networking opportunities for MedTech companies and others aligned with the industry, facilitating introductions to manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, industry leaders, investors, management experts and other potential business partners both in the U.S. and abroad.
- Fostering Innovation: As an organization strongly committed to supporting MedTech start-ups, MassMEDIC offers a variety of resources, including business plan development, access to business development executives at MedTech OEMs, and mentoring to MedTech entrepreneurs at the early stages of their companies’ conceptualization, formation and development.
- Events: We host the region’s two leading annual MedTech industry events: the MassMEDIC Annual Conference in May and the MedTech Showcase in October, as well as a series of informational programs throughout the year featuring expert speakers on industry critical topics.
Brian Johnson's Bio
President, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC)
Brian Johnson was named president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) in July 2018. An accomplished author, media entrepreneur, Brian serves as the association’s second chief executive officer in its history, managing its day-to-day operations and working with medical device industry executives in developing its policy agenda. Since its establishment in 1996, MassMEDIC has grown to 300 member companies – manufacturers and developers of medical products, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers – and has advanced the public policy interests of the New England medical device sector on Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, and before various federal agencies.
In 2007, Brian conceived and later launched MassDevice.com, where he been responsible for the strategic vision of the company, from inception through the summer of 2018, including leading the company through an acquisition in 2015 by WTWH Media.
As publisher, Brian spearheaded the growth of MassDevice from 0 to 100,000+ readers each month and led the company to profitability in just 3 years and more than $2.8M in annual sales. In 2011, Brian conceived and launched DeviceTalks, a live-interview series featuring leaders in medicine. The event, which is held three times annually in Boston, Minnesota and Orange County, California, has attracted thousands of medical device executives to date and featured leaders from some of the world’s largest medical technology companies. Since 2015, Brian also founded and launched two additional magazines, Medical Design & Outsourcing and Drug Delivery Business News, bringing total readership under his supervision to over 1.5 million.
Under Brian’s direction, MassDevice and its associated properties were widely recognized for its commitment to quality journalism. The editorial boards of the New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post have cited MassDevice’s coverage of issues pertaining to the medical device industry. In 2012, MassDevice won a prestigious Communicator award in 2012 for excellence with its live web video series “Disruptors.”
An experienced reporter and author, Brian has worked for The Associated Press, Boston Globe digital and The Eagle-Tribune newspaper, covering business and economics, local government and crime. In 2017, his critically acclaimed first novel “MWD: Hell is Coming Home” was released by Candlewick Press.
Brian resides in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife and two young children.
Board of Directors
Randy Barko, Ximedica
Michelle L. Basil, Haemonetics Corporation
Michael H. Bison, Goodwin Procter, LLP
David Bradshaw, Cambridge Consultants
Art Butcher, Boston Scientific
Anthony Coston Draper
Thomas Crane, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Joe Doherty, Olympus Surgical Technologies America
Michael Dunkley, Continuum Advanced Systems
Meg Eckenroad, Hologic
Andrew J. Greenfield, Abiomed
Charles J. Johnson, UMass-Isenberg School
Jeff Lersch, Karl Storz Endoscopy
Francis C. Manganaro, Nova Biomedical
Luis J. Maseda, NP Medical
A.J. Meuse, Associates of Cape Cod
Joseph Mullings, The Mullings Group
Monish Rajpal, L.E.K. Consulting
Brian Rosnov, Philips
Aaron Sandoski, Norwich Ventures
Peter Stebbins, J&J Innovation Center
A.J. Tibbets, Wolf Greenfield
Robert J. Tosti, Brown Rudnick LLP
Nate Wallis, Abbott
Jeff Wyman, Smith & Nephew
Regulatory Advisor to the Board
Pam Weagraff, IQVIA
MassMEDIC President Emeritus
Thomas J. Sommer