Help support the news on MassDevice.com
Every day, thousands of dedicated professionals in the medical device industry come to MassDevice.com because we deliver quality, independent journalism, free of agenda or bias. We take this responsibility seriously. We know that you come here because you value news from a source you can trust. We intend to continue to deliver and improve upon that promise as the years go on.
But there’s a caveat. We need your help to keep doing that.
It costs nearly $600 a day for us to produce the original, independent journalism you’ve come to count on. It costs you nothing but time to read our coverage; some think we’re crazy to offer our content free of charge and haven’t been shy about letting us know. But we’ve always believed that most, if not all, of our content shouldn’t be locked away behind a pay wall or subscription service. And in some ways, we had no choice. As Globalpost.com Phil Balboni founder put it, “Having access to free content is an expectation that was created almost with the birth of the Web.”
That doesn’t mean there won’t be a day when economic realities force us to adopt a pay wall. We’d like to forestall that as long as possible, and you can help us do that. We’re constantly working to improve our offering, aiming to grow enough to hire new reporters and expand our coverage to include other medical device-rich regions in the U.S. and overseas. We’ve developed an ambitious plan to reach those goals. To help with that, we’ve created a premium service, the MassDevice Member, MassDevice Insider and MassDevice Angel memberships.
For the equivalent of $5 a month, MassDevice Members gain access to a bi-monthly conference call with the MassDevice "brain trust." We’ll discuss what we’re hearing on the street, the news behind the news, emerging trends, solicit story ideas and bring in special guests to discuss important industry topics. In addition, members will receive discounts on our business intelligence reports.
For the equivalent of $10 a month, MassDevice Insiders gain access to our exclusive conference calls and complimentary access to all of our business intelligence reports.
And for the equivalent of $42 a month, MassDevice Angels will gain access to all of the benefits listed above, plus an invitation to an exclusive annual event starting in 2011.
In addition to the benefits of becoming a member, you’ll be helping us get even better. You’ve already helped us build this enterprising resource from the ground up. Now we’re asking you to continue the journey and help us develop a next-generation news service for the medical device and medical technology industries. We don’t want our growth to come at the expense of our loyal audience, with a pay wall that takes away from the service that thousands of readers enjoy every day. We’d rather give you more and ask for a small contribution to help support the enhancements.
If you don’t want to become a member, but would like to , we’re grateful. Any size donation is greatly appreciated.