MassMEDIC Announces Finalists in its MedTech IGNITE Accelerator


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.”

Eric Knudsen
Director of Business Development,
ZOLL Medical

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.”

Susan Moreira
Vice President, Research & Development,
Beaver-Visitec International

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  was named president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) in July 2018.

Read Brian Johnson's Bio

Board of Directors

Randy Barko, Ximedica 
Michelle L. Basil, Haemonetics Corporation 
Ramon Benet, Instrumentation Laboratory  
Chuck Alpuce, Insulet Corporation 
David Bradshaw, Cambridge Consultants

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

Directors Emeritus

David D. Fleming
John Mazzola, C.R. Bard, Inc.
Thomas F. Taylor, Foxx Life Sciences
Josh Tolkoff, CIMIT  

MassMEDIC President

Brian Johnson 

MassMEDIC Vice President

Rachel Robinson