Boyd Elected to MedTech Board of Directors

Monday, October 19, 2009

Syracuse, NY – Donald Boyd, vice president for research at Rochester Institute of Technology was elected to the board of directors of MedTech, a trade association representing the Upstate New York biosciences community at MEDTECH 09, the association’s annual conference, last week.

Boyd’s one-year term as a director on MedTech’s board will run until the fall of 2010.

"MedTech members represent a vital economic engine for Upstate New York,” said Donald Boyd, PhD. “The MedTech biosciences business community must maintain its economic leadership in new products and markets through technology and an educated workforce.” 

My role as a MedTech director and also a member of the Upstate university community will be tofacilitate research and development partnerships with MedTech companies that result in new applicable technologies and access to bright young talent,” he said.

As vice president for research at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Boyd and his team work to identify research programs, funding sources through government, state and corporate collaborations, and technology transfer opportunities through intellectual property management, new company startups and outreach programs.

Boyd received his PhD in computer science from the University of Iowa and has nearly 40 years of experience in both the academic and industrial communities including the University of Minnesota, Honeywell Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company and for the past 12 years with RIT. Under Boyd’s leadership, RIT received a record $58.4 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2009, a 20 percent increase from the previous year. Lorraine Ellis, President & CEO of Research Dynamics Consulting Group, has also been reelected to the MedTech board of directors. She will serve until the fall of 2010.

About MedTech
MedTech is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of Upstate New York technology manufacturers, research institutions, and allied professional services and economic development organizations. We promote the commercialization of medical products by providing educational and networking events, organizing certification opportunities, and facilitating collaborations among members to bring tomorrow’s technologies to the health care marketplace. For more information, visit www.medtech.org.

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