State of the Art Manufacturing Techniques for Implantable and Catheter-Based Devices


State of the Art Manufacturing Techniques for Implantable and Catheter-Based Devices

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about the latest techniques for building implantable and catheter-based devices!!

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Mr. Olivier Bataille, President & CEO of Plexis Pr’cision Inc. will present the topic “State of the Art Manufacturing Techniques for Implantable and Catheter-Based Devices”

Pizza will be served at this event!

Early Registration Fee: $10.00
After June 1, 2012: $20.00

Please visit our website at for more information about the M2D2 and other upcoming M2D2 events.
M2D2 Platinum Sponsor

Funding the Company

Funding the Company

May 15, 2012

11:30am – 1:00pm

M2D2 Innovation Hub (video link)

This seminar will be an introduction to several potential funding sources for your start-up company. The panel will include an angel investor, a large pharmaceutical company, a venture capitalist that specializes in investing in early stage academic spin-offs, and a state representative involved in state funding of emerging companies.

Doug Banks, Associate VP for Economic Development, UMass Presidents Office and former publisher of MassHighTech will moderate the panel.

Speakers will include: Chris Silva, Allied Minds and Mark Tepper, Boynton Angels

~Pizza will be provided for lunch~

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

May 14th from 5:30-7:30pm

Manning Schoolof Business


Merrimack Valley Sandbox Initiative



Guest Speaker: Jonathan Jackson, Co-Founder& Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi, Inc. Cambridge, MA.

Jonathan Jackson is an entrepreneur and innovator with extensive health technology expertise in both developed andin developing countries.

Founded in 2002, Dimagi is a socially-conscious technology company that helps organizations deliver quality health care to urban and rural communities across the world.

Student Entrepreneur Speaker to Follow: Join us in a discussion about your entrepreneurial idea!

Merrimack Valley Sandbox

Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk St. Lowell, MA.

To register e-mail Lianna Kushi:

MassMEDIC 16th Annual Conference


16th Annual Conference

May 1, 2012

8:00am – 11:45am

UMass Boston Campus Center

100 William T Morrissey Blvd

Boston, MA 02125

~The LARGEST MedTech Informational and Networking Program in the Region~

Panel Discussion: MedTech’s New Economic Value Proposition

Moderator: Susan Posner, Vice President, Health Advances


      • Jeff Burbank, Founder and CEO, NxStage Medical, Inc.
      • Elijah A. White, Director of Regional Marketing ‘ North America, Haemonetics Corporation
      • Maria B. Stewart, Director, Health Economics and Reimbursement, Endoscopy Division, Boston Scientific Corporation

Featuring Remarks by: Joe Almeida (President & CEO, Covidien), Robert L. Caret (President,University of Massachusetts), Dr. Hugh Herr (Founder & CTO, iWalk)

Member Cost: $75

Nonmember Cost: $100

For more information and registration please go to

Pitching the Idea

April 17th


How do you tell the story of your idea and interest people in joining your team? And most importantly how do you explain how the company will make money in order to interest investors? This session will include several pitches targeted at different audiences as well as some general lessons on what makes a business presentation compelling.


Introduction to giving a business pitch – Abigail Barrow, Director, Mass Tech Transfer Center

Professor Stephen McCarthy, UMass Lowell and M2D2, is the founder of 3 start-ups and will give a business pitch for his latest start-up

To register please go to:

–Pizza will be provided for lunch–


Please join us to meet fourteen

cutting-edge medical device start-ups
who are the finalists in the
Posters and Award Presentations
followed by a reception
Tom Sommer, Executive Director
Sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
April 11, 2012
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 11, 2012.

You can register through our website at You can also view our other upcoming events on our M2D2 Events Webpage. We can also be reached by phone at 978-934-3465.

Aclearium Lab Solutions, Inc.
Automated Medical Instruments, Inc. (AMI)
Crescent Innovations, Inc.
Floelle, Inc.
Flow Forward Medical LLC
Immunotrex Biologics Corporation
Infection Prevention Solutions Inc. (IPS)
Lucifics, Inc.
MedicaMetrix, Inc.
OnSite Therapeutics, Inc.
TheraTorr Medical, Inc.
X-trinsic Neurovascular
Windgap Medical

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

Networking Night


Networking Night

for medical device entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, and board members

April 5, 2012, 5pm-7pm


M2D2 Innovation Hub

600 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA

MassMEDIC’s MedTech IGNITE program will host an evening networking session for start-up medical device entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, and board members. Refreshments and appetizers from 5pm-7pm.

Identifying the right advisory level expertise and uncovering the most innovative medtech startups is often a daunting challenge. Come network with us and connect with other experts!

With pointers from:

Mike Travis, principal at Travis & Company, where he was named by BusinessWeek as one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.’


The Mission of MassMEDIC’s MedTech IGNITE is to provide a focal point for entrepreneurs in early stage New England medical device startups where they can seek guidance to foster success. Mentoring support, educational seminars, and outreach updates are all part of the complimentary programs supported through IGNITE. For questions, please contact Andrea Stamp, Director of MedTech IGNITE:



Keynote Speaker

Secretary Gregory Bialecki

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development


5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

M2D2 Innovation Hub
600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) is proud to host and sponsor this MVVF Presentation Event.

Secretary Greg Bialecki will be discussing
the state’s economic development strategic plan, which was recently
submitted to the Legislature. The plan outlines five
initiatives-including increased support for innovation and
entrepreneurship-that build on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s job
creation and economic development strategy that has led Massachusetts
out of the global economic recession faster than the rest of the nation.

There will also be a question and answer session at the end of Secretary Bialecki’s presentation.

About Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)

M2D2 is a cooperative effort between the University of Massachusetts
Lowell and the University of MassachusettsWorcester. The M2D2
initiative aims to bring Massachusetts-developed medical devices into
production. M2D2 hashelped over 23 companies bring their
products through development and also offers small companies and
inventors the ability to license space in the newly renovated innovation
hub.The M2D2 initiative, originally supported with seed funding from
the office of the UMass President, also received
support from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s John Adams
Innovation Institute and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Merrimack Valley Venture Forum (MVVF)
MVVF isa non-profit organization that facilitates business growth
in the region’s technology and scientific sectors by serving the needs
of entrepreneurs, emerging and established companies, professional
service providers, academia and investment community.

Formore information regarding registration for this M2D2 sponsored event please contact Ruth Dubey at M2D2 by email

M2D2 Platinum Sponsor

M2D2 NEW VENTURE COMPETITION SHOWCASE Sponsored by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center

Wannalancit Business Center
600 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA 01854

March Madness Spreads to the Medical Device Community!

The Massachusetts Medical
Device Development Center (M2D2) will be hosting a New Venture
Competition Showcase Event on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Novel medical
device technologies will be presented, followed by
a poster and networking session.

Thisevent will feature
presentations and posters by Medical Device start-up companies and
inventors featuring new medical design inventions that have been
submitted to the M2D2 New Venture Competition tournament.
The presenting finalists will compete for a chance to win a total of
$15,000 in M2D2 Services including: Engineering Services, Business
School Services and Medical School Services.

Come see the new medical
device ventures that will be showcased. You also will be able to speak
with current member companies and M2D2 Tenants already taking advantage
of the M2D2’s benefits.

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

Register Now!

Please note that all debit cards/credit cards are processed through PayPal.

Registration Fee until March 21st–$20.00

After March 21st–$30.00

If you have any questions regarding this event please feel free to email us at or phone us at 978-934-3465.


Automated Medical Instruments, Inc. (AMI)
Crescent Innovations, Inc.
Floelle, Inc.
Flow Forward Medical LLC
Immunotrex Biologics Corporation
Infection Preventions Solutions Inc. (IPS)
Lucifics, Inc.
MedicaMetrix, Inc.
OnSite Therapeutics, Inc.

TherraTorr Medical, Inc.

UMass Worcester
X-trinsic Neurovascular
Windgap Medical

Shinji Yue

We would like to thank our Platinum sponsor Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
for sponsoring this event!