Newsletter for August, 2013

MassMEDIC Delegation Holds Meeting with Sen. Warren: Device Tax and FDA Operations Focus of Discussion

Dear MassMEDIC Member: On Friday, July 26 a delegation of MassMEDIC members visited Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in her Boston office. Joining us were: Heather Keith, Strohl Medical; Susan Lisa, Abiomed; Mike Phalen, Boston Scientific; Amar Sawhney, Ocular Therapeutix; and Sharon Starowicz, DePuy Spine.  During our hour-long meeting, we discussed a range of issues impacting […]

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Target Key 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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MassMEDIC Fall Calendar of Events

September 13 – MedTech Intellectual Property Issues Round Up

October 18 – Surviving the Doctorectomy: Charting Commercial Success with the Rise of the Hospital C-Suite Decision-Maker

November 1 – MassMEDIC’s Annual MedTech Investors Conference

November 12 – MedTech IGNITE Presents: User Needs & Design Inputs for Successful Product Development for Emerging MedTech Companies

December 9 – FDA Update – in conjunction with ASQ – New England Biomedical Discussion Group & RAPS

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AdvaMed 2013 Only Six Weeks Away

FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg and CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner will headline plenary sessions at AdvaMed 2013, the leading MedTech Conference in North America, taking place September 23-25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. According to a recent press release from AdvaMed, Hamburg’s session will address new FDA initiatives and their expected impact on the MedTech […]

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Looking for a New MedTech Career Opportunity – or Qualified Candidates?

MassMEDIC is resuming its resume referral service, distributing resumes of qualified medical device executives who are looking for the next opportunity in our industry. Participating individuals have agreed to have their CVs distributed in this fashion. This month we have included the resume of Ram Liebenthal, a seasoned MedTech professional who is interested in start-up […]

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Upcoming Industry Meetings and Events

Russian Innovation Week 2013, September 17, Boston, Mass. and September 19-20, Silicon Valley

Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions, December 1-3 – Tel Aviv, Israel

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MedTech Articles of Interest

FDA Proposes Fiscal 2014 User Fee Rates
Four Signs That a Medtech Firm Needs To Reinvent Itself
Obama's Tax Proposal Is Positive For Most Medtech Companies
FDA Considers Patient Preference on Benefit-Risk Trade-Offs in Medical Devices
Top 10 Med Tech Investments of Q2

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