Newsletter - June 2014

Survey of Region’s MedTech Executives Finds Continued Concern with Medical Device Excise Tax: Affordable Care Act Shifts Focus from Doctors to Administrators

Medical device executives from across the region are not sure the influx of new patients using their devices and the promised sales boost expected from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will offset the costs of the ACA’s medical device tax, according to a new survey analysis released at MassMEDIC’s 18th Annual Conference on May 7.  […]

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Scenes from MassMEDIC’s 18th Annual Conference, May 7, 2014 at the UMass-Boston Campus Center

Over 400 representatives of the region’s MedTech community gathered on the morning of May 7th at the Campus Center at UMass-Boston for MassMEDIC’s 18th Annual Conference. Dr. Stephen Oesterle, SVP of Medicine and Technology, was the keynote speaker.

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MassMEDIC Elects New Officers and Directors for 2014-15

At MassMEDIC’s annual conference last month in Boston, the Board of Directors elected a slate of officers for the coming year. These included: Chair A.J. Meuse, President, Associates of Cape Cod First Vice Chair Michael Phalen, Executive Vice President, Boston Scientific Corporation Second Vice Chair Mark Popovsky, M.D., Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Haemonetics Corp. Secretary […]

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MassMEDIC Expresses Opposition to Any Change in Massachusetts’ Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation Practices

In a letter to leaders of the State Legislature and the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, MassMEDIC President Tom Sommer voiced strong opposition to any call for changes in the practice of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees in Massachusetts.  In the past year, there have been several bills introduced in both […]

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Massachusetts State Legislature Seeks Study on Impact of the Medical Device Tax on Massachusetts’ MedTech Sector

Both the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and Senate have authorized the establishment of a special study panel that will analyze the effect of the Federal medical device tax on the Commonwealth’s MedTech industry. The proposal, inserted into the House and Senate budget packages, was spearheaded by Rep. Kevin J. Kuros (R-Uxbridge). Work on the […]

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MassMEDIC Member Featured in Fox News Documentary on Medical Device Tax

Jim McClellan, president of McClellan Automation Systems, was interviewed by Bret Baier of FOX News for a program examining the impact of the MDET that will air in mid-June.

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MassMEDIC Welcomes These New Members

CeQur Corporation
Kinematix USA, Inc.
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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Upcoming MassMEDIC Events

June 18 – Free Webinar: Successful Strategies for Entering the Asian MedTech Market

June 26 – MedTech’s Toughest Compliance Issues

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MassMEDIC 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 resumes of:
Michael Ferguson, a MedTech specialist in healthcare economics;
Linwood Riddick, a seasoned MedTech marketing executive; and
Vladimir Scerbin, a clinical affairs executive with significant medical device industry experience

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MedTech Articles of Interest

Warren talks medical device tax with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
Survey: Medical device execs don't think patient increase will offset tax
Reimbursement Trumps Regulatory as the No. 1 Concern for Medtech
New FDA information on UDI rule exceptions available
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