Newsletter - April 2014

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren convened a meeting of MassMEDIC members, the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg and CDRH Director, Dr. Jeff Shuren on April 4 in Cambridge. The discussion centered on alternative pathways to market for novel technologies, use of OUS data in product submissions, retroactive application of guidance documents and consistency of reviewer training and management oversight.


MassMEDIC 18th Annual Conference Program Examines Factors Shaping Our Industry

This year’s MassMEDIC Annual Conference, being held May 7 at UMass-Boston’s Campus Center, will feature presentations by MedTech industry experts and leaders on how the industry is changing – and must change – to survive and thrive in today’s new healthcare reality.

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MassMEDIC Event: How Healthcare Informatics is Driving MedTech Supply Chain Strategies

April 25, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Emerging healthcare informatics is helping lead the way for leaders as a tool to assess product acceptance, research clinical trends and outcomes, future demand, payment policies and supply chain innovation. In this session we examine how the MedTech industry is managing priorities with the explosion of information balancing the priority of clinical vs. operations, financial and compliance...

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Upcoming MassMEDIC Events

May 30 – Connected Health Update

June 26 – MedTech’s Toughest Compliance Issues

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Reach MedTech Decision Makers Through a MassMEDIC Event Sponsorship

Raise visibility and generate interest for your business by sponsoring an upcoming MassMEDIC event. With over 350 members representing manufacturers, product developers, suppliers, research institutions and academic health centers, MassMEDIC provides an ideal forum for companies to promote their products and services among the region’s MedTech community. For information on sponsoring a MassMEDIC event, please contact MassMEDIC President Tom Sommer at

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Upcoming Industry Meetings and Events

Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Summit 2014, April 29, 2014, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

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Resume Referral Service

Through this newsletter MassMEDIC provides information on qualified MedTech executives who are looking for their next opportunity in this industry. Resumes and contact information are supplied and interested company representatives should feel free to connect with these individuals to follow-up. This month we have included the resume of Greg Teren, a seasoned sales professional with over 23 years in the orthopedic device market.

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MedTech Articles of Interest

Going Global: New AdvaMed Chairman Almeida's Focus on Medtech Harmony Around the World
How the Affordable Care Act is Influencing Medical Device Design
Medtech Makers Warn on New EU Rules
CDRH Looks to Drugs for Inspiration

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