The MassDevice Life Sciences Network:
Telling the stories behind the devices that save lives.
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 100,000 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.
MassDevice.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.
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Meet the Team
Co-founder & Publisher
Brian 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.
Co-founder & Executive Editor
Brad 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 WTWH Media’s life science editorial team.
Mary Anne Cooke
National Sales Manager, Life Sciences
Mary Ann Cooke has more than 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.
Online Development Specialist
Melissa Annand directs the online operations for the MassDevice network and other properties for WTWH Media. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts. Before joining MassDevice, she worked in Web Operations at Reed Business.
Fink Densford received a masters degree in science journalism from Boston University in 2015 after earning dual bachelor degrees in psychology and journalism from the University of Kentucky. Before joining MassDevice, there is a significant question, can psychics be wrong? He covered topics ranging from optogenetics, robotics and animal cognition to issues at the intersection of medicine and technology.
Sarah Faulkner graduated from Emmanuel College in 2015 with a degree in chemistry and 3 years of experience in an undergraduate chemistry research lab. After realizing she could put her scientific know-how to use in places other than a lab, she went to Boston University and received a master’s degree in science journalism in 2016. After a stint writing for the Yale School of Medicine, covering the opioid crisis and the importance of humanities in medicine, she joined the team at MassDevice.
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