Newsletter for October, 2013

Repeal of Medical Device Tax Focus of Budget Debate

As Congress and the President spar over the federal budget, the repeal of the medical device tax is a central piece of the debate. Republicans in the House and Senate are insisting that the medical device tax, which, in part, finances the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), be eliminated...

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Annual FDA Update Program to Feature Presentations by Dr. Dan Schultz and New MDIC Director

This year’s FDA Update, a joint venture of MassMEDIC, ASQ’s New England Biomedical Division, and RAPS Boston, will be held on Monday, December 9. The MassMEDIC program segment will be headlined by Dr. Dan Schultz, the former director of the CDRH and now Principal at Greenleaf Health. Also on the MassMEDIC agenda will be Bill […]

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Other Upcoming Programs

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, Boston Chapter

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MassMEDIC at MEDICA 2013

MassMEDIC will be exhibiting at this year’s MEDICA trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany. This is MassMEDIC’s 17th consecutive year as an exhibitor at the world’s largest medical device show. This year, MassMEDIC will be housed with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassDevelopment in Hall 3 G72. If you are exhibiting or attending this year’s […]

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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 Alan Gonsenhauser, a seasoned healthcare and life sciences market leader.

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September 24th! A date to remember for medical device labelers!

The Unique Device Identification System Final Rule was published on September 24, 2013. Now, September 24th is a compliance deadline date for years to come. Labels and packages of Class III devices and devices licensed under the Public Health Service Act must bear a UDI by September 24, 2014. Labels and packages of implantable, life-supporting, and life-sustaining devices must bear a UDI by September 2015.

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New MassMEDIC Members

BJA Magnetics
Mack Molding Co.
The National Logistics Group
RA Capital Management LLC

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MedTech Articles of Interest

IPO hot-streak may be wiped out by fed shutdown
Device tax repeal push may rise again as compromise point for budget bill
Federal shutdown would mean FDA delays
3 Dream Devices Take Top Honors in Medtech Design Contest

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