Working with Consultants to Grow Your Company – 09/30

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
5:00pm – 8:00pm

to be held at

M2D2 @ Canal Street
Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
110 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Lowell MA 01852

Presented and Sponsored by Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA

The use of consultants
by start-up companies is widespread. This seminar will discuss when using
an independent contractor or consultant is appropriate, considerations when
using consultants, and potential pitfalls that can arise. This dynamic
presentation will have ample time for questions, and we encourage an
interactive dialogue.

This Event will be presented by Attorneys of the business law firrm Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA and will include the following topics.

  • “Consultant Agreements”, presented by Alexander H. Pyle
  • “Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements”, presented by John H. Perten
  • “Classification of Employees vs. Consultants”, presented by Karen A. Whitley
  • “Preserving Your Intellectual Property Rights”, presented by William P. O’Sullivan

Registration Fees

Registration Fee 09/30/2015: $30.00

For More information including descriptions of these talks, Agenda and Registration please follow the link below!

More Information/Register for Event


Thursday, September 10, 2015

5pm – 8pm

M2D2 has expanded and is having an Open House along with a Family Feud Business Networking event to show off our new light and bright, fully equipped shared lab facility, at 110 Canal Street in Lowell MA, we are ready to welcome many more medical device and biotech start-up entrepreneurs!

In addition to our open house two teams will compete in a Family Feud Style event to name the most popular responses to survey questions about start up companies!
So come network with Industry Partners, IP Experts, Product Development Experts, Investors and more and help us celebrate this exciting time with networking opportunities, pizza & light refreshments (including beer & wine), as well as lab tours, poster previews of Medical Devices, biotech and technology of several Medical Device start-up companies that have and are being helped by M2D2.

Please join M2D2 at 110 Canal Street, Lowell MA along with our event sponsors Duane Morris LLP and MPR on September 10 from 5-8pm for a Family Feud Style Business Networking Event and Open House!

M2D2 at 110 Canal Street is an 11,000 square foot center is made up of a fully-equipped, shared lab facility that can house 50 researchers and also includes plenty of co-working and meeting spaces. Add in parking and its close (3-block, 7-minute walk) proximity to the MBTA commuter rail, and you have the perfect new home for Boston start-ups!

Open House & Networking: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Family Feud: 6:30 – 7:00pm
Lab Tours & Networking: 7:00 – 8:00pm


Your registration fee includes Pizza, Beer & Wine

Registration Fee until August 28: $10.00
Registration Fee until September 1: $20.00
Registration Fee September 10: $30.00

2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition Showcase Now Open for Registration

2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition Showcase

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5-9 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University Crossing, Moloney Hall,
220 Pawtucket Street, 2nd FL, Lowell MA 01854

The M2D2 New Venture Showcase event is sponsored by
Sallop Insurance & Silicon Valley Bank

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) will be hosting the 2015 New Venture Competition Showcase Event on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Novel medical device technologies will be presented, followed by a poster and networking session.

This event will feature presentations and posters by medical device start-up companies and inventors, featuring new medical device design inventions that have been submitted to the 2015 M2D2 New Venture Competition. The presenting finalists will compete for a chance to win a total of $100,000 in services which include: Product Development, Business Development, Medical Development and laboratory space from M2D2, legal services from Mintz Levin, and services from Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific and Omni Components.

Podium Presenting Companies

ADMETSYSAutomated Glucose Control
BioPactDrug Stabilization in Carbon Nanotubes
Cognition MedicalRapid Positioning Intubation
FusologicsAccelerated Bone Formation
Gel4MedAntimicrobial Synthetic Skin
IGI TechnologiesVisual Anatomy on Surgical Field
LCOUltrasound Bone Stimulator
LumaMedEvaluation of Cancer Tissue
Nido SurgicalCardioPort
NovopyxisDroplette Transdermal
PixelEXXSmall Endoscopy Imaging
ResorbiumBiocomposite Orthopedics
Soft RoboticsLimb Stabilization Device
Visium MedicalCatheter Based Ultrasound
Wellumina – Mobile Health Test with Smartphone

Poster Presenting Companies
Airway Management
Articulate Labs
Brio Device
Carepoint Solutions
Cellanyx Diagnostics
Cocoon Biotech
Disease Diagnostic Group
Future Healthcare
MayLy Life Sciences
New England Breath Tech
Nightingale App
PanTher Therapeutics
Pegasus Therapeutics
Protector Medical
PulseCare Medical
SunLife Light
Sunus Health
Wrasse Systems
Ymir Genomics

You also will be able to speak with current M2D2 member companies and M2D2 Innovation Hub Clients already taking advantage of M2D2’s benefits. The Showcase Event is for inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, future applicants as well as investors in the medical device industry.

Come see the new medical device ventures that will be showcased!

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Your registration fee includes Hors d’oeuvres, Beer & Wine!

Registration fee until March 25, 2015: $30
Registration fee after March 25, 2015: $40
April 1, 2015: $50

The M2D2 New Venture Competition is sponsored by
Mintz Levin, Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific, Omni Components
and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

The M2D2 Showcase Event is being sponsored by:
Arrow Electronics, Sallop Insurance and Silicon Valley Bank

4th Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition 2015

4th Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition 2015
$100K Medical Device Challenge!

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center.


Companies will compete for $100,000 of services from M2D2, Boston Scientific, Mintz Levin, Omni Components, Smith & Nephew and Massachusetts Life Science Center.

All medical device technologies and inventions welcome and accepted! In addition the following New Venture Competition Sponsors have also identified the following specific areas of Interest.

Boston Scientific has identified specific areas of interest:

  • Additive Manufacturing for Implantable Devices
  • Use of Flexible Electronics to Provide Innovative Implantable Devices
  • Small Form-factor Imaging (65K+ pixels) and Single Pixel Cameras

Smith & Nephew has identified specific areas of interest:

  • Tools which enable procedure simplification
  • Tissue Sparing Procedures
  • Stabilization of and Integration/Fixation to bone
  • Novel Soft Tissue Repair
  • Joint Preservation Solutions

Last year, this event was attended by more than 200 representatives from local venture capital firms, angel investors and service firms, allowing attendees to network and receive informal feedback and develop relationships with key supports for early stage companies.

Finalists will present their business plan at a Pitch & Showcase Event on April 1, 2015 at UMass Lowell. Awards will be presented on April 16, 2015 at the offices of Mintz Levin in Boston.

Entry Fee – Apply early to receive discounted application fees:
First (20) Applications – Free / By Jan 16, 2015: $25 / By Jan 30, 2015: $50


Note: Please remember to register and pay the application fee once your application has been submitted!

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Lean Product Development for Medical Devices

Please join us for Part 3 of the 2014 M2D2 Educational Series Program. The featured presentation will be “Lean Product Development for Medical Devices”. This will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6-8pm at the M2D2 Innovation Hub, 600 Suffolk Street, Lowell MA. Moderator for this program will be Brian Scrivens, Director of Product Consulting, MPR Products. The featured panel includes Mark Boden, Director Y Senior Research Fellow, Boston Scientific; Lee Burnes, Vice President of Research & Development, Covidien and Craig Mauch, Director of Product Design, MPR Products. Registration fee until April 17: $10.00 and Registration Fee after April 17: $20.00. Light refreshments will be served to register for this event now! REGISTER HERE!

This event is sponsored by Nutter McClennen and Fish LLP.

M2D2 Based Startup Awarded $17 Million in Equity Funding

By Dan O’Brien,

Updated: 04/11/2014 07:00:21 AM EDT

LOWELL — A medical-device startup developed within UMass Lowell’s M2D2 community said this week that it has landed $17 million in equity funding.

InfoBionic Inc., a startup that provides patient monitoring for chronic-disease management, intends to use the funds to pay for the commercialization of its flagship product, the MoMe System, according to CEO Nancy Briefs.

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M2D2 New Venture Competition Awards


Sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

April 10, 2013

4:00PM – 7:00 PM
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP and The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) will be hosting the New Venture Competition Awards on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Thisevent will feature the Awardees of the New Venture Competition Showcase. Posters by Medical Device start-up companies and inventors will be featuring new medical design inventions that have been submitted to the M2D2 New Venture Competition tournament.

Thefinalistshave competed for a chance to win a total of $20,000 in prizes consisting of $10,000 in M2D2 Services including: Engineering Services, Business School Services and Medical School Services and $10,000 in Legal Services from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. Come see the new medical device ventures that have been selected by a panel of judges.

This Event is for Inventors, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses as well as investors in the medical device industry.

This event is free of charge for everyone!

Although this is a free event we would like to ask that you please register.

This showcase event will take place at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston MA 02210.


You can register by way of the register now link below or register through our website You can also view our other upcoming events on our M2D2 Events Webpage. We can also be reached by phone at 978-934-3465.



Apptomics, LLC


C-MED Innovations LLC

Cellanyx Diagnostics

EndoSphere Surgical, Inc.


Gweepi Medical, Inc.

Little Sparrows Technologies

Massachusetts General Hospital

Monolysis Medical

Protomex Life Sciences

Seign, LLC

TheraTorr Medical, Inc.

M2D2 would like to thank their title/Platinum sponsor Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
for sponsoring this event!
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New Venture Competition Info Session

Wednesday January 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center
600 Suffolk Street
2nd Floor
Wannalancit Mills Office & Technology Center
Lowell, MA 01854

Come to this free eventand learn about the M2D2 Second Annual New Venture Competition.This competition is being sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

What are the deadlines? How do you fill out the applications?What are the entry fees? Whom can apply?

This information session will review guidelines and criteria for the Second New Venture Competition, offer resources and tips on writing the application and answer any questions you might have about entering the competition. The information session will be lead by M2D2 Director, Stephen McCarthy.

Some information regarding the M2D2 Second New Venture Competition.

  • First Round: Entries are due by 5:00p.m., February 1, 2013.
  • Finalists will be chosen and notified by February 15, 2012.
  • Second Round Applications due on Friday, March 1, 2013.
  • Finalist Presentations Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
  • Winner’s Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Prizes – $20,000
  • A total of $10,000 in M2D2 services will be awarded, inlcuding: Engineering Services (prototyping, etc.), Business School Services (business plans, market development, etc.), and Medical Device Services.
  • A total of $10,000 in Legal Services from Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

Registration is Free!

Register Now!

We would like to thank Nutter McClennen and Fish for there sponsorship

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M2D2 New Venture Competition

2nd Annual M2D2 New Venture Competition

Sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

$20K in Prizes

March Madness Spreads to the Medical Device Community!

M2D2 is hosting a medical device startup tournament that will find Massachusetts’ best new medical device ventures – and award thousands of dollars worth of services for product development.

Who is Eligible

The M2D2 New Venture Competition is open to medical device technology-based startup businesses located in Massachusetts. The venture must involve the development of a new medical device.

Competition Details and DeadlinesFirst Round: Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013.

  • Entry Applications and executive summaries must be submittedvia emailto by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2013. Entry Applications are available at (navigate to the events page). There is a $25 entry fee. Applicants will be judged by a team of medical device experts.
    • Finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants and notified by February 16, 2013.

Second Round: Detailed M2D2 New Venture application formsare due on Friday, March 15, 2012 and applicants who advance to this round will give presentations on Wednesday, March 27, 2012.

  • The finalists will be invited to submit a detailed M2D2 New Venture application form by 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2012.
  • The finalists also will be required to present before a panel of expert judges at M2D2 on March 27, 2012 beginning at 6 p.m. The presentations will be a maximum of 5 minutes in length and followed by a brief Q&A session with the judges.

Winners’ Ceremony – April 10

  • Three winners will be selected. The winners and award amounts will be announced in April at the Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP offices located at Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA.


A total of $20,000

$10,000 in M2D2 Services will be awarded, including:

  • Engineering Services (prototyping, etc.)
  • Business School Services (business plans, market development, etc.)
  • Medical School Services

$10,000 in Legal Services provided by Nutter

Please call the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)at 978-934-3465 if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.

We would like to thank Nutter, McClennen and Fish LLP, our Platinum Sponsor for their support of M2D2!

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