MassMEDIC Blog

OCTANe and MassMEDIC to Showcase Area Start-Ups to Regional Investors

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Initiative will boost awareness and increase investment for qualified early-stage medtech companies

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – OCTANe, Orange County’s life science and technology accelerator organization, and MassMEDIC, a regional medical device cluster group, today announced that they have an … Read the rest

Massachusetts May Soon Have a Brexit Problem

From big manufacturers to financial firms with British outposts to everyday investors watching their 401(k) plans, the Massachusetts economy is likely to be hit by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union

MedTech Showcase 2016 – Call for Presenting Companies

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This is the region’s premiere event for entrepreneurs, potential investors and partners to gather and learn more about the technologies and business plans of over 20 select emerging medtech companies. To have your company considered for a presentation slot at this year’s Showcase, please send a brief (no more than two pages) summary of your business plan by July 8 to info@massmedic.com

Will Pressures in Medical Manufacturing Reach Your Production Floor?

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Cost and pricing pressures are squeezing medical device manufacturers.

(originally published in the DeviceTalk blog on March 9, 2016)

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Manufacturers in the healthcare industry are facing a mix of cost and pricing pressures, from government regulations to changes in how … Read the rest

The Art of Designing for Infection Prevention

The Art of Designing for Infection Prevention

By Lise Moloney, director of business development, healthcare, Sciessent

 

We’ve all read the horror stories about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) wreaking havoc at hospitals across the U.S. and the globe. Many HAIs, including … Read the rest

UDI – If You Do It, With They Use It?

UDI: If You Do It, Will They Use It?

By Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX

We are about the cross the second major milestone for healthcare manufacturers when it comes to compliance with the US FDA’s Unique Device … Read the rest

MassMEDIC Member, Pacific Bridge Medical, Publishes White Paper on Reimbursement in China

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO GET MEDICAL DEVICES REIMBURSED IN CHINA? 

By Ames Gross, Pacific Bridge Medical

 

Background

Getting medical devices registered and approved in China has become much more difficult with the October, 2014 reforms. The cost is higher … Read the rest

MassMEDIC Industry News Roundup

Report: Senate to take up medical device tax repeal this year

MassDevice, August 26, 2015

http://www.massdevice.com/report-senate-to-take-up-medical-device-tax-repeal-this-year/

 

Task force releases recommendations to FDA on improving medical device evaluation

FierceMedicalDevices, August 26, 2015

http://www.fiercemedicaldevices.com/story/task-force-releases-recommendations-fda-improving-postmarket-medical-device/2015-08-26

 

Finding the Fierce: A call for … Read the rest

Ropes & Gray Publishes “China’s Medical Device Market: New Policies, Higher Stakes”

The recent introduction of the Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices (also known as State Council Order 650) has created significant impact in the medical device industry in China. The changes affect products at each stage of … Read the rest