Newsletter for March, 2014

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 Asked to Provide Actionable Recommendations to Support MedTech Workforce Development

At a meeting of MassMEDIC members and senior Massachusetts government officials held last month, Governor Deval Patrick asked for policy recommendations that would improve the state’s MedTech workforce strength and availability.

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MassMEDIC to Team with Kadence International on Second Annual Innovation and Industry Pulse Survey

Building on last year’s successful Innovation and Industry Pulse Survey, MassMEDIC will be partnering with Kadence International, a market research firm with offices in Boston, to survey the local MedTech community on public policies, market trends and business conditions impacting this sector.

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Does Your Product Development Plan Need a Reality Check?

In today’s changing healthcare economic climate, new medical technologies must show “evidence” that they reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes in order to gain payer approval and ultimately patient access. Navigating a new product through this new and uncertain reimbursement environment is possible only if the new requirements are incorporated early in the development plan.

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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 MassMEDIC Spring 2014 Events

April 25 – Healthcare Informatics & Supply-Chain Strategies

May 30 – Connected Health Update

June 26 – MedTech’s Toughest Compliance Issues

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Upcoming Industry Meetings and Events

MassMEDIC Members Save 20 Percent on AdvaMed 2014 Registration

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

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.

In our January newsletter, we included an incorrect resume for Alan Gonsenhauser, a seasoned MedTech marketing executive who seeks a leadership position in an area medical device company...

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MassMEDIC Welcomes These New Members

Boyd Technologies
EBS Capstone Insurance LLC
Mount Wachusett Community College
ONEighty C Technologies Corporation... (many more!)

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MedTech Articles of Interest

New school of thought for teaching medical device skills
Hatch bill to repeal medical device tax advances to Senate Finance
FDA's new 510(k) modification rules look much like old ones
Why MedTech Should Give Some Power to the People

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