About Us

We tell the stories behind the devices that save lives.

Co-founders Brad Perriello(left) and Brian Johnson with William Hawkins CEO, Immucor Inc. and former CEO, MedtronicCo-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien.Co-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific

Co-founders Brian Johnson and Brad Perriello with: (from left to right) William Hawkins CEO, Immucor Inc. and former CEO, Medtronic, Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien, and Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific.

What we do:

MassDevice.com provides news and information for the medical device industry and the companies that drive it. Recognized throughout the med-tech industry as a go-to source for originally-reported, quality news coverage, MassDevice.com reaches more than 75,000 readers each month through its flagship website and email newsletters

Since 2009, we have been the online journal of the medical devices industry, with hour-to-hour coverage of the devices that save lives, the people behind them, and the burgeoning trends and developments within the industry.

Stay with MassDevice.com to learn the latest about sales, jobs, legislation and other areas of the medtech industry.


Big Ideas. Big 100. Conversation Among LeadersMassDevice.com hosts premiere community-building events for the medical device industry on both coasts with our DeviceTalks series. DeviceTalks is an evening for exchange of insight, ideas and contacts with the most prominent pioneers in the medical device space. Held annually in Boston, Minnesota and Orange County, Calif. participants enjoy an evening of networking and panel discussions. Past guests include: Mike R. Minogue, CEO, Abiomed, David Pyott, CEO, Allergan, Charles Carignan, CEO, BIOm, Mike Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific, Caroll Neubauer, CEO, B.Braun Medical, Joe Almeida, CEO, Covidien, Nadim Yared, CEO, CVRx, Mike Mussallem, CEO, Edwards Lifesciences, , Dr. Jeff Shuren, Chief, FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health, Stuart Randle, CEO, GI Dynamics, Brian Concannon, CEO, Haemonetics, Duane DeSisto, CEO, Insulet, Cathy Burzik, CEO, KCI, Joe Kiani, CEO, Masimo, Carmichael Roberts, CEO, MC10, David Lucchino, CEO, Semprus BioSciences, Joe Kiani, CEO, Masimo, Scott Huennekens, CEO, Volcano Corp. and Rick Packer, CEO, Zoll Medical, 


Meet the Team


Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
Co-founder & Publisher
brian@massdevice.comBrian grew up in the medical devices industry — as a child, he and his older brother used the surgical staplers his father sold for U.S. Surgical Corp. as toy guns. One episode involving about $10,000 worth of surgical staples earned him an early lesson about medical technology and its impact on people’s lives.

While pursuing his master’s degree in business and economics journalism from Boston University, Brian covered the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston for The Associated Press. He worked as a reporter for The Eagle-Tribune, covering business and economics , local government and crime in the Merrimack Valley.

Brian conceived the idea for MassDevice.com in 2007 and launched the publication in March 2009 with Brad Perriello. As publisher, he has spearheaded the growth of the publication from 0 to 75,000 readers each month and led the company to profitability in 2011, just two years after launch.

Brad PerrielloBrad Perriello
Co-founder & Executive Editor
brad@massdevice.comBrad Perriello has written for The Associated Press, The Eagle-Tribune, Boston.com, The Boston Globe, Industrial Distribution magazine and a variety of local and regional newspapers. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2005.

Brad has covered a variety of events, beats and issues, including the 2004 New Hampshire primary and the Democratic National Convention that year; education; local and state government in South Dakota and Massachusetts; and manufacturing and business. Stories he wrote for The Associated Press about medical marijuana legislation, abortion and American Indian issues were picked up by newspapers and websites across the country.

He helped co-found the company and leads MassDevice.com’s editorial team.


Mary Anne CookeMary Anne Cooke
Key Account Manager
maryann@massdevice.comMary Ann Cooke has over 25 years of medical device sales, marketing and education experience. Prior to joining MassDevice, she worked for U.S. Surgical, and Abbott Diagnostics in multiple positions. During her tenure at U.S. Surgical she worked in a variety of positions including Senior Director of Centers of Excellence where she managed 40 major medical centers that received funding from U.S. Surgical for surgeon and resident training, product development, journal publications, education grants, and development of new technology. Ms. Cooke holds a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University.


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newsroom: 617.358.5632
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