The Heart of HealthTech Beats Here
For more than a quarter of a century, MassMEDIC has been the voice of the groundbreaking medical technology industry in New England, advocating for sound public policy that supports innovation, and fostering a community built on a shared purpose: Saving and improving the lives of patients everywhere through medical technology.
Since the beginnings of this region’s dominance in health technology, our members – the women and men who make up the largest regional medtech association in the United States – are researching, designing, developing, supplying, manufacturing, and deploying the next generation of medical innovation around the globe.
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
Gabriele Brambilla, Alira Health
Tara Clark, Draper
Thomas Crane, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Meg Eckenroad, Hologic
Andrew J. Greenfield, Abiomed
Mary Anne Heino, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
Jeff Lersch, Karl Storz Endoscopy
Francis C. Manganaro, Nova Biomedical
Luis J. Maseda, NP Medical
A.J. Meuse, Associates of Cape Cod
Christos Monovoukas, Olympus Corp. of America
Joseph Mullings, The Mullings Group
Zara Muradali, Grant Thornton LLP
David Pierce, Boston Scientific
Vasant Padmanabhan, Smith & Nephew
Monish Rajpal, L.E.K. Consulting
Brian Rosnov, Philips
Mira Sahney, Hyalex Orthopedics
Aaron Sandoski, Norwich Ventures
Peter Stebbins, J&J Innovation Center
A.J. Tibbets, Wolf Greenfield
Todd Usen, Activ Surgical
Nate Wallis, Abbott
Chair: Marie O’Malley, Medtronic Corporation
Vice Chair: David Kolstad, Gentuity, LLC
Second Vice Chair: Andrew Greenfield, Abiomed
Treasurer: Rajesh Misra, KPMG
Immediate Past Chair: Jonathan Rennert, ZOLL Medical
Regulatory Advisor to the Board
Pam Weagraff, IQVIA
MassMEDIC Vice President