M2D2 Receives Grant to Accelerate Innovation for U.S. Health Security

U.S. HHS has awarded $500,000 grant to M2D2.This is great news for medtech innovators. It was announced at the BIO International Convention yesterday that M2D2 was chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to drive innovation in the health security space. We will be driving innovation in lifesaving medical technologies that solve challenging problems spanning modern health security threats and daily medical care.

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Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Healthcare Converge June 5 at M2D2 Workshop

Originally the province of the financial services industry, blockchain technology is now finding its place in the life sciences and healthcare field as well. Likewise, artificial intelligence and wide-ranging health economics and outcomes research are gaining traction and demonstrating their potential for clinical and economic impact to providers, payors, and healthcare decision-makers—allowing for efficient market access and a competitive edge.

A half-day medical affairs workshop on Tuesday, June 5 will shed light on these and other topics from the frontiers of medical technology. Hosted by UMass M2D2 in Lowell, the session is open to all health care professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, investors and industry experts. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. Continue reading

Life Sciences Innovators to Compete in 50K Medical Device Pitch Competition at UMass Medical

Join M2D2 for the 50K Student Medical Device Pitch Competition at UMass Medical School on May 30.On Wednesday, May 30, four life science researchers from UMass Lowell and UMass Medical Center will vie for awards of in-kind support totaling $50,000 at the M2D2 Medical Device Innovation Pitch Competition. The competition will take place Wednesday, May 30, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm in Amphitheater 3 at the UMass Medical School Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North in Worcester. Continue reading

MassMEP will share grant opportunities and manufacturing insights with life sciences start-ups at May 9 event.

Life sciences start-ups are all about “the big idea.” But they’re also dollars-and-cents businesses, and at M2D2’s “Lunch & Learn” session on Wednesday, May 9 they can discover opportunities—exclusive to Massachusetts enterprises—that can help them scale and grow in the marketplace. (And oh by the way, it’s a FREE event.) Continue reading

Join us April 10 as we announce the $200K Challenge Winners!

Join us on April 10 as we announce the winner of the 7th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge!More than 100 entrants from around the world. Nineteen finalists. And awards worth a total of $200,000.

It’ll all come together at the Boston offices of Mintz Levin this Tuesday evening, April 10, at the Award Ceremony and Networking Event for the 7th Annual M2D2 $200K ChallengeEveryone in the greater Boston medical technology and life sciences communities is welcome to attend.  Continue reading

Meet an M2D2 $200K Finalist: Nolen Ortho

Nolen Ortho is a finalist in the 7th Annual M2D2 $200K Challenge.

Darren Nolen of Nolen Ortho

Nolen Ortho is one of 20  medtech  startups chosen as finalists in the 7th annual M2D2 $200K Challenge.  Founder/Inventor Darren Nolen tells the story of his innovation’s journey from inspiration to the Challenge finals.

What is the innovation you’ve entered in the M2D2 $200K Challenge?

Nolen Ortho develops next-generation tissue repair materials using our controlled activation technology: bone glue, osteoporosis repair, spinal fusion. Continue reading