1. Articles in category: Medical Devices

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    1. Growth Industry Sector Series Kicks Off with Photonics Event

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 10 2012)

      The EDC hosted, and First Niagara Bank sponsored, the firstevent in our Industry Sector series, “New Market Opportunities for Photonicsand Fiber Optics Companies” at the Springfield Technology Park earlier thisweek. Photonics company executives from six states constituted the majority ofthe 75 attendees. Five industry speakers provided case studies of howcompanies, large and small, have found new uses for technology to navigate andprosper in this rapidly changing industry. The Western Mass firms in attendancehad the chance to network with their peers from around the northeast and to seehow their technologies can support some of these new initiatives.    The Photonics event was ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    2. Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

      Explore mddionline.com (Feb 9 2012)

      Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

      While such inventions may provide relief for people with autism, they’re not reimbursable through Medicare or Medicaid and often aren’t covered by insurance. Therapeutic Systems, an Amherst, MA–based startup, hopes its Vayu deep-pressure therapy vest will achieve what those other devices have not: 510(k) clearance. “Our goal is to develop a reimbursable medical device, not a homemade solution,” says CEO Brian Mullen. “I think [people with autism] deserve the same level of quality and safety as those with any other illness or diagnosis.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    3. European Business Prospects

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 8 2012)

        For the last few years, I have represented the EDC and the region on business development trips to Europe, typically with the support and participation of Northeast Utilities/Western Mass Electric Co and as part of delegations representing the Commonwealth and New England’s Knowledge Corridor©. My most recent visit was during November 2011. The headlines about the sovereign debt crisis and related banking sector issues gave me pause that this visit might not be productive. But the reality was exactly the opposite, as I met with more total, as well as higher quality, prospects than any other year.   Part ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Knowledge Corridor   Allan W. Blair

    4. Kerry sponsors bill to speed up medical device approvals

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has co-sponsored a bill designed to streamline the U.S. Food and Drug Administration process of approval for medical devices. Medical device executives in the state, and around the country, have complained about what they say is an arbitrary, prolonged and unpredictable process. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry

    5. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    6. 2012 European Business Development Mission

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 10 2011)

      2012 European Business Development Mission   EDC Senior VP of Business Development Mike Graney will return to Europe in November to continue our international business development initiative. Mike annually attends Medica, the world’s premier medical device trade show in Düsseldorf. He will also represent the EDC as part of a New England’s Knowledge Corridor® (Hartford CT – Springfield MA region) sponsorship of a Dutch medical device regulatory affairs conference two days before Medica. The EDC’s goal is to identify and talk to corporate executives from firms that are interested in U.S. investment, partnerships and/or supply chain, especially in the northeast. Mike will ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    7. Survey: Most Mass. med tech firms added jobs in past 6 months - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 22 2011)

      Survey: Most Mass. med tech firms added jobs in past 6 months - Boston Business Journal “In this year’s survey, we observe a more active approach in the last six months, and more change in the right direction when looking at the second half of the year,” MassMedic President Tom Sommer said in a statement. “This demonstrates the sector’s unrelenting desire to forge ahead and maintain its global standing in the industry even with t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    8. On the Cutting Edge

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      On the Cutting Edge Thorn manufactures instrumentation and implantable surgical devices for the spine, knee, and hip using state-of-the-art computer numeric-controlled machinery. It also does its own laser marking, using a laser to mark parts for customers, as well as a process called passivation, which cleans instruments and implants with citric acid to remove imperfections in stainless steel or titanium. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. New Covidien chief Almeida plans to grow head count outside US - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Aug 4 2011)

      New Covidien chief Almeida plans to grow head count outside US - Boston Business Journal Covidien is incorporated in Ireland but has corporate headquarters in Mansfield, Mass., with close to 2,000 employees in the state. Almeida said he does not foresee layoffs this year in Massachusetts associated with the restructuring, but warned that business conditions could change. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

    10. Oxford Performance Materials gets $1.2M from Connecticut - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 4 2011)

      Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority focused on technology investing and development, today said that it has provided $1.2 million in funding to Oxford Performance Materials LLC (OPM) of South Windsor, Conn., which manufactures medical implants. (Read Full Article)

    11. Lymtech Scientific, part of John R. Lyman Co., expands on Chicopee's Westover Road

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 19 2011)

      Lymtech Scientific, part of John R. Lyman Co., expands on Chicopee's Westover Road The company has a total of about 100 employees, 18 at the old facility in Chicopee’s Cabotville Industrial Park. The remainder have worked on Westover Road since March, according to Wright. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    12. MLSC opens applications for tax incentives - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 19 2011)

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has opened up the application process for the 2011 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program, which has the potential to dole out up to $25 million in tax breaks each year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    13. Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 11 2011)

      Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com CEOs of Massachusetts biotech and medical device companies who have had issues with new federal policies will gain direct access to the commissioner of their chief regulatory agency today. U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will accompany Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to two roundtables in Boston. “Massachusetts is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    14. Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 9 2011)

      Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com Amherst-based Therapeutic Systems — which in May launched its wearable Vayu vest that’s designed to help soothe autistic children — has raised $325,000 in initial seed-round funding in addition to $66,500 in prize and grant money. As one of 125 finalists in MassChallenge, its two executives hope not only to win some of the start-up comp... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    15. MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jul 7 2011)

      MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest Mullen co-developed the vest’s DeePAD technology, which is licensed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It’s based on research started when he was earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering there and continued during Ph.D. studies. The vest, which sells for $2,000 and comes in three sizes, is fabricated by medical device manufacturer Dielectrics Inc. in Chicopee. It has a removable hand pump that allows the child, his parent, occupational therapist or other caregiver to inflate or deflate the internal vest “bladder” to apply the desired level of deep pressure to the child. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Microtest tech screens for toxicity in medical devices

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 7 2011)

      Microtest tech screens for toxicity in medical devices “With our in-vitro test, manufacturers and biomaterials researchers can screen thousands of polymers in less than a week,” he said in a statement, adding that the test can save time and expense during medical device checks because the embryos develop within 24 hours. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Microtest   Steve Richter

    17. EDC Supports Massachusetts Activities at BIO Convention

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 1 2011)

      I attended the Biotechnology International Organization (“BIO”) Convention in Washington DC last week. The EDC has been part of the Massachusetts delegation at this convention for a decade.  While there is always some advantage to us to be part of the Massachusetts team, we have cut back on other trade shows where western Mass does not have a significant industry presence. But we retain our participation at BIO for several reasons. First, we still believe in the promise of the Massachusetts Life Science Center (“LSC”). The LSC was created to manage the $1 billion Mass Life Science Initiative, announced by ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Allan W. Blair

    18. Hack this: Researchers develop device to shield pacemakers

      Explore massdevice.com (Jun 15 2011)

      Hack this: Researchers develop device to shield pacemakers Researchers at MIT and the University of Mass. Amherst are the first to develop a technology that could protect the millions of existing medical device implants without altering or replacing them. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Western Mass Companies Exhibit at Medical Device Conference

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 13 2011)

      Western Mass Companies Exhibit at Medical Device Conference  Last week, the EDC coordinated a pavilion for ten companies from the four western counties at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (“MD&M”) conference in New York, the largest medical device trade show on the east coast. This is the second year that we have worked with our colleagues at Western Mass Electric Company/Northeast Utilities and the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project (“PMRAP”) to host companies at this show. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Michael Graney

    20. Oxford Performance Materials acquires PEKK medical business

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2011)

      In Monday’s statement, Oxford founders Scott DeFelice and Severine Zygmont said that they have purchased the biomedical business unit for which they have had sole management responsibility ever since the firm’s inception. The newly acquired company will retain the name Oxford Performance Materials, and all phone numbers and all other contact information will remain the same, according to DeFelice, the company’s president and CEO. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    21. A birdseye view into the important world of manufacturing

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2011)

      A birdseye view into the important world of manufacturing "When you think of every product that you touch throughout the day, somebody has to mold something, machine something, form something in order to come up with that product. And all the different ways to do that are really here at the show." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children

      Explore masslive.com (May 15 2011)

      Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children Its developers, Brian Mullen and business partner Chris Leidel, both graduated from UMass in 2009. Their company, Therapeutic Systems, is based at the Amherst Center for Entrepreneurship at 196 Pleasant St., an incubator for UMass start-ups. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    23. Poplar Hill Machine, Inc. - The Robert E. Morris Company

      Explore The Robert E. Morris Company (May 6 2011)

      Poplar Hill Machine, Inc. - The Robert E. Morris Company If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming your own boss, you will be inspired by the story of Michael Kurkulonis, President of Poplar Hill Machine, Inc. His young job shop is experiencing remarkable success in the midst of a challenging economy. His business strategy is clear: use the most advanced machine tools and automation to manufacture high- tech parts for specialized industries. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Poplar Hill Machine

    24. Delcam's latest PartMaker to be demonstrated at EASTEC

      Explore CAD CAM News (May 4 2011)

      At EASTEC, PartMaker will be demonstrated alongside Delcam’s other leading edge manufacturing software products, including the PowerMILL, PowerSHAPE, FeatureCAM, ArtCAM and PowerINSPECT ranges. The Delcam booth will be the largest CAM booth at the exhibition, where the most comprehensive range of CAM products at the show will be on display. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

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