Newsletter - August 2014

Massachusetts Authorizes Study Panel on Medical Device Excise Tax Offset Credit

The Massachusetts State Legislature agreed to a few technical changes offered by Governor Patrick in authorizing a special panel to study the feasibility of a state tax credit to mitigate the impact of the federal medical device excise tax (MDET). The study panel was strongly supported by MassMEDIC and the Legislature adopted specific language offered […]

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MassMEC Offers Group Energy Purchasing for MassMEDIC Members

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a project of the Commonwealth’s development finance agency, MassDevelopment, is offering a group energy purchasing plan to all manufacturing companies in the state.  Those companies interested in joining the Collaborative will be eligible to enter into one- or two-year energy (electricity and natural gas) purchasing plans at negotiated rates. […]

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MassMEDIC to Establish Forums for CFOs and IVD Company Executives

Look for two new affinity groups of MassMEDIC members to form this fall. On October 1, we will be holding the first meeting of the CFO Forum. The group will meet periodically to network and discuss issues of common concern. The October 1st session will focus on MDET issues, including the potential for IRS audits. […]

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Mark your calendar – MassMEDIC to host 18th Annual MedTech Investors Conference on November 7th

Speaker and Audience

Executives from area start-up companies will make their 10-minute pitches to investors and interested members of the MedTech community at MassMEDIC’s annual MedTech Investors Conference on Friday, November 7, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.  The selection of presenters is now in process and a roster of up to 20 […]

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MedTech Articles of Interest

Massachusetts mulls tax credit to offset medical device tax
Device User Fees to Drop in 2015
Global Orthopedics Trauma Fixation Devices Market To Grow To $9.4B In 2020
Boston Scientific, other medtech giants weigh in on mega-mergers

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