Newsletter for February, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick met with medtech company representatives at Operon Resource Management in Lowell on February 4th to discuss workforce training needs. Governor Patrick greets Sean Sullivan, Plant Manager at Johnson & Johnson/Raynham and MassMEDIC President, Tom Sommer.


MassMEDIC 18th Annual Conference – May 7 – Agenda Set

Stephen N. Oesterle, M.D., SVP for Medicine and Technology at Medtronic, Inc., will keynote MassMEDIC’s 18th Annual Conference on the morning of May 7 at UMass-Boston’s Campus Center. Dr. Oesterle will offer his expert perspective on the future of medical technology innovation. Also, on the agenda for the May 7th conference: Dr. Laura Mauri, Chief […]

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Next MassMEDIC Event: Current Thinking on How to Fund, Grow and Exit a MedTech Company

The past several years have not been the best of times for MedTech start-up fundraising. The unreliability of FDA’s approval process and major shifts in payment policy have decreased interest in medical devices investment. How are early-stage MedTech companies coping? What changes, if any, can be expected in the investment climate in the coming year? What’s the proper exit strategy for your MedTech start-up?

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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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Additional MassMEDIC Winter/Spring 2014 Events

March 21 – Does Your Product Development Plan Need a Reality Check?

April 25 – Healthcare Informatics & Supply-Chain Strategies

May 30 – Connected Health Update

June 26 – MedTech’s Toughest Compliance Issues

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Grants Available for Biomedical Companies with Products Adaptable for Use in Space

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute is accepting applications for SMARTCAP 2014, a competitive grant program that will award $100,000 to small U.S. companies developing products that have the potential to solve biomedical issues faced by humans during space exploration and to address unmet medical needs on Earth.

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Upcoming Industry Meetings and Events

BIOMEDevice Boston, March 26-27, 2014, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Digestive Diseases: Ideas and Innovations for the 21st Century, April 11, 2014, in the Albert Sherman Center at the UMass Memorial-University Campus 
in Worcester.

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

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

MassMEDIC’s resume referral service distributes 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 James Shuman, a seasoned supply chain executive with significant experience in the Life Sciences industry who is seeking a similar position in the MedTech sector.

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MedTech Articles of Interest

FDA's Shuren: New regs needed to quicken approval path for some high-risk devices
Beware: Silicon Valley Has the Medical Device Industry In its Sights
Expect More Israeli Device Firms to Be Acquisition Targets in 2014
Are Apple, Google, and IBM MedTech’s Friends or Foes?

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