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About MassMEDIC

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.

MassMEDIC's president, Thomas J. Sommer, has led the organization since its inception. During his tenure, Sommer has served as the association’s chief executive officer, managing its day-to-day operations and working with medical device industry executives in developing its policy agenda.

Read Tom's Bio

Board of Directors

Randy Barko, Ximedica
Michelle L. Basil, Haemonetics Corporation
Michael H. Bison, Goodwin Procter, LLP
David Bradshaw, Cambridge Consultants
Ojas A. Buch, Philips 
Art Butcher, Boston Scientific 
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
Aaron Sandoski, Norwich Ventures
Peter Stebbins, J&J Innovation Center
Robert J. Tosti, Brown Rudnick LLP
Nate Wallis, Abbott
Jeff Wyman, Smith & Nephew

Officers

Chair: Jonathan Rennert, ZOLL Medical
Vice Chair: Marie O’Malley, Medtronic Corporation
Vice Chair: David Kolstad, Gentuity, LLC
Treasurer: Zara Muradali, KPMG

 

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

Thomas J. Sommer