Innovation initiative aims to transform patient care
LOWELL, Mass. – Entrepreneurs working to improve the lives and promote the independence of patients may soon benefit from an initiative run by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2).
A joint partnership between UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester, M2D2 is a business incubator that helps medical-device and biotech startups bridge the gap between idea and market.
When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 8pm
Where: Mintz, 1 Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111
All MedTech, Biotech, and Life Sciences industry professionals are welcome to M2D2’s Barracuda Bowl this October! If you enjoy ABC’s Shark Tank, you’ll love this event.
Hosted at M2D2, this insightful forum was a deep-dive into the state of healthcare as it relates to blockchain and AI. Industry-lead
ing professionals shared their excitement about the bright future of MedTech with attendees.
Our speakers traveled far and wide, (some through hurricanes!) to be with us for this sold-out event. They included:
Meet Rob Shea, 25-year-old product development engineer at LaunchPad Medical and recent UMass Lowell graduate. He currently contributes to the exciting research and development of the first bone adhesive to treat fractured bone and stabilize metal hardware—or “Bone Glue”—which he says will hopefully be headed toward clinical trials soon. All that being said, it’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, Rob was working in sales, under the belief that he didn’t have a chance to do the type of work he was truly passionate about.
As the laboratory research host for startup company Metactive Medical, M2D2 is thrilled to spread the word about the most recent trials of their innovative devices, the Blockstent Microcatheter™ and Ballstent Microcatheter™. Continue reading
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 Thursday, September 13th 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 healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, investors and industry experts. Light breakfast, lunch, and ice cream will be served.
Life sciences companies and startups in Massachusetts: you won’t want to miss this event!
Finding and keeping the right talent within the life sciences industry can be difficult or nearly impossible at times. Luckily, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) wants to improve the talent pipeline in MA—starting with your workforce. Continue reading
Too often, people do not receive adequate and timely treatment for infectious diseases. We either do not seek care, or do so many days late, leading to severe illness, and transmission of infectious agents within the household, at the workplace, and in communities.
As a DRIVe program incubator, M2D2 is excited to spread the word that DRIVe, under their E.N.A.C.T. program, is now offering grant funding to startups who are working on game-changing technologies and novel innovations in health security. Continue reading
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.
Life science entrepreneurs and startups from both academia and the Boston ecosystem are invited to a special workshop on “Collisions of Value,” to be conducted by M2D2 and MPR Associates at the upcoming Deshpande Symposium on June 12 from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm. Continue reading