History & Mission

MedTech's Founding

MedTech connects New York State’s Bio/Med industry through collaboration, education and advocacy. We are an active association of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies, their suppliers and service providers, and research universities. For 10 years we have boosted the success and growth of our members.

In 2004, founding members Welch Allyn, ConMed, Sensis and Bristol-Myers Squibb spearheaded the creation of MedTech as a result of observations made in the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (MDA) 2004 "Essential New York" plan to transform the Central Upstate region to a knowledge-based economy.

One of the "Essential New York" recommendations called for closer collaboration among medical products and services firms.  During a visit to Welch Allyn in the summer of 2003, then New York Senator Hillary Clinton shared similar sentiments suggesting the coordination of a Central New York Healthcare Summit.

Initially founded as a regional industry resource, today, MedTech supports a statewide mission connecting New York State’s Bio/Med industry through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Our Vision 

MedTech strives to form an organized and nationally recognized Bio/Med region where companies and professionals seek to do business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop the relationships, tools, and programs that enable New York State companies to bring tomorrow’s medical solutions to the healthcare marketplace.

Our Strategic Priorities

Through extensive study of member needs in 2008, MedTech developed a set of strategic priorities that shape the Association's activities:

  • Networking for professional and product development
      • Provide incumbent employee training, education and certification programs.
      • Align academic assets and identify peer best practices to meet skilled workforce needs.
      • Translate university research to commercial application.
      • Leverage technical expertise and best practices from peer organizations.
  • Advocacy and public education
      • Establish the biosciences industry as a consistent priority for New York State.
      • Educate the public sector on what’s needed to support biosciences companies and compete in this space nationally and globally.
  • Industry marketing and promotion
      • Develop regional, industry-specific communications for internal and external sales efforts including employee recruitment and retention.

Strategic Priorities