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Survey: Medical device execs don’t think patient increase will offset tax

By Don Seiffert in the Boston Business Journal, May 7, 2015

Executives at medical device companies say they’re more uncertain than ever that the boost in the number of patients who will use their products due to the Affordable Care … Read the rest

State remains strong in medical-gear field

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey in the Boston Globe, May 6, 2015

The Massachusetts medical-device industry maintained its position as the second-biggest cluster in the country, even as it lost 5 percent of its workforce, according to a new report.

The … Read the rest

MassMEDIC Scores First Member from China

CANbridge Life Sciences, Inc. Joins the MedTech Group

BOSTON, MASS. – March 30, 2015 – The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) announced today that CANbridge Life Sciences, Inc. will be the first Chinese company to join the group, highlighting … Read the rest

Can small medical device makers match up with the big companies?

By Lisa Eckelbecker in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 27, 2015

Sometimes, even technology geeks can’t get anyone to take their calls.

That’s why a medical device trade group is launching an effort to show some of the largest … Read the rest

“Med Tech Match” brings Boston firms, SouthCoast suppliers together

By Steve Urbon in SouthCoast Today, February 11, 2015

In a small meeting room at the headquarter of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, medical device industry executives, local manufacturing managers and some local economic development officials did some speed dating.

They … Read the rest

Berkshire event aims to connect local suppliers, medical manufacturers

By Tony Dobrowolski in the Berkshire Eagle, January 31, 2015

The Berkshire Innovation Center won’t open until next year, but programming for its membership has already begun.

On Thursday, the center co-hosted an event at which representatives of the Massachusetts … Read the rest

Mass. Democratic House Candidate, Seth Moulton, Takes Stand Against Medical Device Tax

Seth Moulton, a Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District in Massachusetts is committed to oppose the medical device tax, if elected. Moulton is facing long-time incumbent Rep. John Tierney, in a September 9th primary.

MassMEDIC Urges Swift Formation of MDET Panel and Action on Tax Policy

Last month, we reported that the Massachusetts State Legislature had authorized a panel of government and industry representatives to examine the feasibility of a tax credit to offset the negative impact the federal medical device tax is having on MedTech … Read the rest

Calling all CFOs!

MassMEDIC has established a special forum for member MedTech company financial executives - CFOs, Comptrollers, Treasurers – that will meet on a periodic basis throughout the year to consider relevant topics to investment, tax policy and other issues. The Forum will be chaired by Lou Borrelli, CFO of Nova Biomedical.

Boston Herald Editorial: A Devastating Tax

By the Boston Herald Staff

Of all the many flaws in Obamacare, the medical device tax, the most destructive, would also be the easiest to fix.

The 2.3 percent tax was always among the most controversial elements of the Affordable … Read the rest