Massachusetts Authorizes Study Panel on Medical Device Excise Tax Offset Credit

The Massachusetts State Legislature agreed to a few technical changes offered by Governor Patrick in authorizing a special panel to study the feasibility of a state tax credit to mitigate the impact of the federal medical device excise tax (MDET). … Read the rest

MassMEC Offers Group Energy Purchasing for MassMEDIC Members

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a project of the Commonwealth’s development finance agency, MassDevelopment, is offering a group energy purchasing plan to all manufacturing companies in the state. 

Those companies interested in joining the Collaborative will be eligible to … Read the rest

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, … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

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.

Sen. Warren Hosts Meeting with MassMEDIC Delegation and Senior FDA Officials

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren convened an hour-long meeting with MassMEDIC representatives and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and CDRH Director Jeffrey Shuren on Friday, April 4. At Senator Warren’s request, the MassMEDIC delegation developed a list of priority regulatory challenges faced by area MedTech companies for presentation at this meeting.

Local medical device companies still wary about new tax, survey finds

By Chris Reidy in The Boston Globe, May 7, 2014

Executives at local medical device companies remain uncertain that a projected increase in the use of the devices will offset the costs of a new medical device tax levied by … Read the rest

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.

MassMEDIC Members Invited to Participate in Yale University Post-Market Surveillance Survey

Through a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), investigators at the Yale University School of Medicine are conducting a survey of medical device manufacturers to better understand post-market clinical research activities. Specifically, Yale is interested in post-market clinical research for medical device products approved via the Premarket Approval (PMA) pathway.