Minutes before AdvaMed president Scott Whitaker took the stage at MassMEDIC’s annual conference last week, he got word from a Washington colleague that Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) said they would vote for the Republican’s healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act. Both lawmakers had opposed the legislation, citing concerns that it wouldn’t protect people […]
A new survey of women executives in medtech reveals that while most feel they hold as much power as their male counterparts, they don’t see the same pay or opportunities for investment. The survey, managed by Medi-Vantage for MassMedic and the Women in Medtech Program, was initiated to explore current and future challenges for women […]
The medtech industry is getting serious about cybersecurity. At a recent seminar held by the Mass. Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), medical device executives, regulators and security experts discussed which systems and devices were most vulnerable to malicious hacking and what could be done to stop it. MassMEDIC President Thomas Sommer said his group decided to hold […]
Join us for a webinar on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7100566196753420290 Background Presenters: Juan Carlos Serna, Vice President & Brian Young Vice President, Regulatory & Quality Health Policy Associates, Inc. Discussion of how FDA has historically reviewed 510(k)’s for completeness. FDA’s rationale for introducing detailed RTA checklists and the relationship […]
By Robert Schultz
Hospital executives are increasingly involved in decision-making when it comes to their organizations’ medical device spends and are looking for ways to collaborate with medtech to drive value, according to a panel of hospital CEOs at the MassMEDIC annual conference this week in Boston.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center of Waltham and the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council of Boston joined forces to launch a mentoring program for veterans, designed to help returning members of the military return to civilian life.
The initiative, which is part of the Medical Technology Veterans Program unveiled at the AdvaMed 2012 medical device conference in Boston last month, will train up to 50 Massachusetts veterans to enter the medical technology workforce.
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Massachusetts medical device executives forecast job losses and budget-cutting for research & development efforts, as the industry nears the launch date of a 2.3% medical device excise tax.
Half of the 42 senior executives surveyed in the Bay State said they would slash R&D budgets and 25% said they would cut jobs at home and outsource manufacturing to lower-cost areas.